IPAF Harness Course

What is IPAF Harness Training?

The IPAF Harness category is an IPAF operator course available at certain training centre locations alongside general operator training. This IPAF training course teaches operators how to use a full-body harness on a MEWP. It is a half-day course that provides practical training that allows operators to perform tasks safely and reduces on-site injuries.

Harness use and inspection are essential skills for MEWP operators to understand. They are part of a series of fall protection measures that are taught in the training department. Appropriate harness use can be the difference between serious injury, and returning to your job the next day.

There’s no question why using a harness is a fantastic way to reduce injury for everybody on a job site. Though using safety harnesses isn’t always completely straightforward. The IPAF harness use training course covers maintenance hazards that could pose a threat to operators, as well as fall protection measures and everything you need to know about harness use.

Operators will receive training and be given practical exercises that will give them the skills required to understand the correct usage of a body harness, and how to use them on mobile elevated work platforms.

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What Is Covered In the IPAF Harness Use and Inspection Training?

You will not need to bring your own harness for this course. You will be allocated a safety harness and adjustable lanyard for your use.

In this course you will learn:

  • About various maintenance hazards
  • Fall protection measures
  • Precautions and rescue requirements
  • Fittings and pre-use checks
  • Guidance for hazard analysis
  • Risk assessment hierarchy
  • Safety regulations

This course will guide you through everything you need to know including health and safety law, working at height regulations, different harness types and how to wear them, different types of lanyards, and safety equipment. and much much more.

You’ll complete a written assessment and Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive an IPAF certificate and a Harness

What is a Harness?

A harness is used to keep operators tethered to their powered access machines to avoid falling. This includes a harness and adjustable lanyard to connect the harness to the mobile elevating work platforms.