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IPAF Harness


This course is designed to instruct the user to select, inspect, and use harnesses and associated personal protective equipment safely when using a MEWP.


Understand the relevant health and safety regulation, guidance and standards. Be able to identify and select the correct form of personnel protection equipment (PPE) against falls from height when working from MEWP. Understand how to check, use, maintain and store your harness and lanyard. Be able to fit and adjust your harness and lanyard.


This is a half day (4 hours) course for a maximum of eight delegates.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Legislation, standards and guidance
  • Hierarchy of fall protection measures
  • IPAF harness statement
  • Harness lanyard and fitting
  • Pre-use checks
  • Fitting and adjusting
  • Usage and anchor points
  • Storage and maintenance
  • Hazard and precaution
  • Rescue requirement and options
  • Theory test (pass or fail)