Information about the course:

What is the objective of the course?

A half day course ( 4 hours) for anyone in your organisation that uses supervises or manages the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS) and needs to be made aware of the correct selection, inspection and use of safety harnesses to prevent falls.

Using our tried and tested blend of classroom-based theory and hands-on experience, your staff can develop an awareness of the legal and practical implications of preventing falls from MEWPs, learn to identify and select the correct form of harness and lanyard, and be able to inspect, maintain, monitor, fit and use them effectively.

No previous experience necessary

Course Outline

  • Legislation
  • NEW - Guidance on when Harnesses/Lanyards need to be worn
  • Categories for safe work at height
  • CE marking
  • Trace-ability
  • Work restraint - WHY?
  • Work restraint - how it will work
  • Equipment strengths:
  • Equipment inspection
  • Rescue provision
  • Practical session (fitting and inspection of a full body harness, restraint lanyard, and correctly attach to an anchorage point)


Upon successfully passing both the written and practical assessments each candidate's details will be entered on to the IPAF central database and an IPAF Certificate of Training will be issued that is valid for 5 years. The PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) is recognised worldwide across industries as proof of platform operator training to the highest standard.

Available dates for this course


Price Exc. VAT - 125

Price Inc. VAT - 150

Course Duration - 4 hours

Duration Details - One 1/2 Day – typically to 12pm . (Please check you're joining instructions for course timing variations)

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