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IPAF 3a & 3b & Harness Awareness Operator Training Course

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Course Content

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Detail

This accredited 2 day IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) training course is generally for those using a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Working Platform) on a regular basis. The working at height regulations state that all persons working and planning work at height activities need to be trained and gain levels of basic training working towards competency.

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) strongly recommends a full body harness with an adjustable lanyard (used to provide work restraint and adjusted to be as short as possible) is used when working from a boom type MEWP. Training is absolutely vital as the repercussions of poorly fitted harnesses or incorrect product selection can be fatal.

You will recieve;

• 1 Approved code of practice
• 1 Log book
• 1 ID card & certificate (5 year renewal)

Theory Session:

  • Legal overview – health & safety
  • Working at height regulations
  • LOLER & PUWER regulations (thorough examination)
  • PPE requirements
  • Guidance & information (instruction manual)
  • Machine components
  • Pre-use inspection & maintenance
  • Handover/familiarisation
  • Ground conditions
  • Safe operating methods
  • Hazards associated with MEWP
  • Your responsibility
  • Multi choice questionnaire pass/fail

Practical Session:


  • Correct use of PPE
  • Risk assessment and hazards
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Familiarisation to the MEWP
  • Practical training/practice
  • Practical test pass/fail


Practical & Theory assessments throughout the day.

All courses can be delivered at your premises throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.
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The courses on the dates above will be delivered at:
National Safety Training Services
64 Scarborough Street
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