IPAF Harness Use & Inspection - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
£150pp Half Day Training Course

Course Summary

The IPAF Harness use and inspection training course is designed for candidates who use, supervise or manage the use of MEWPS (mobile elevating work platforms) and are required to inspect, select and use appropriate lanyards and safety harnesses. IPAF (The International Powered Access Federation)is the industry recognised body and authority for powered access equipment and for Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS) This includes scissor lifts, cherry pickers and access platforms including PAV's (push around verticals) .

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The IPAF harness use and inspection training course consists of both theory and practical instruction

  •     Health and safety at work legislation and regulations
  •     Identifying all types of arrest and restraint equipment
  •     Selecting fall arrest and restraint equipment
  •     Traceability
  •     CE marketings
  •     Correct fitting of harnesses
  •     Shock absorbing lanyards and fall arrest blocks
  •     Anchor points and connectors
  •     Care, storage and maintenance of equipment
  •     Inspection of harness per each individual
  •     Manufacturers instruction manual MIM and associated paperwork
  •     Rescue provision

At the end of the IPAF Harness use and inspection training course you will take a short theory and practical assessment which, after successful completion will entitle you to an IPAF certificate of competence. If you complete your IPAF harness training within four weeks of completing an IPAF categorised course, your harness training will be processed as an upgrade and you will receive a new PAL card with harness as an additional category. The harness category would be backdated to the original date of your IPAF training.

Who is it for?

Any personnel who need to learn the basic theoretical and practical elements of efficiently using fall arrest and restraint equipment should attend the IPAF harness use and inspection training course.

You will need

Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course:

  • Safety harness – you can buy one on request
  • Hard hat
  • Steel capped boots
  • High vis vest
  • Safety gloves
Your skill level

No formal qualification or experience is necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of the working at height regulations and health and safety at work act 1974.


Do I pay for my training in advance?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Who is the Accrediting Body?

IPAF – International Powered Access Federation.

IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is a non profit organisation dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.

What is a PAL card?

IPAF’s PAL Card (Powered Access License) is the proof provided to all persons who successfully complete training and testing on an IPAF machine-based course.

How do I add a category to my IPAF Card?

If operators want to add a category to their PAL Card, they need to successfully complete the IPAF approved Theory Test Paper. In addition to this, they must achieve the required standard when operating each of the machine categories that they wish to add on to their PAL Card.

If demonstrators want to add a category to their PAL Card, they must do the operator theory test and practical test on that category, then do the demonstrator course

Can IPAF training be done on site?

Yes, provided that there are suitable facilities and equipment. Please discuss with the TrainingPlus team if this is required – 0845 8723411 or sales@trainingplus.com

Who keeps the card and certificate?

IPAF suggests that the operator should have the issued card on his/her person at all times when working with MEWPs and the employer should keep the certificate.

Can candidates who have never used a MEWP participate in the operator course?

Yes, however, this may affect the length of the course and/or the candidates’ likelihood of passing.