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Harness Use and Inspection

This category includes:

  • Harness Use and Inspection

To instruct a candidate to safely select and conduct inspections of MEWP harnesses and associated personal protective equipment.

At the end of the course the candidate will:

  • Understand the relevant health and safety regulations, guidance and standards.
  • Be able to identify and select the correct form of Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE) against falls from height when working from a MEWP.
  • Understand how to check, use, maintain and store a harness and lanyard.
  • Be able to fit and adjust a harness and lanyard.
  • Be able to conduct a periodic examination on a MEWP harness and its associated equipment.

The course is a full theory session lasting half a day.

  • An Introduction - Facilities, objectives, health and fitness statement.
  • Legislation, standards and guidance including how often should you inspect your harness.
  • Hierarchy of fall protection measures
  • MEWPs & Harness Systems
  • Harness, lanyard and fittings
  • Inspections vs. Examinations
  • Fitting and Adjustment - Incorrect Fitting, Correct Fitting
  • Usage and anchor points - Typical anchorage points.
  • Storage and maintenance
  • Hazards and precautions
  • Rescue requirements and options
  • Course assessment
  • Individual written tests with explanation of pass requirements.

* Failure means applicant will have to re-sit the course on another day.

Harness certificates are valid for 5 years

An IPAF certificate and not a PAL Card licence will be issued for candidates who do not already have an IPAF Operator, Demonstrator or Instructor licence.


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