Safety Harness

AIMS: This  course is an addition to the IPAF access platform course, and gives candidates  a more in-depth knowledge of harnesses and their use.  It will enable candidates to select, inspect  and use harnesses correctly, whether for general use or for use with Mobile  Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS).


  • Employer’s and Employee’s legal       responsibilities
  • MEWPs and Harnesses
  • Hierarchy of measures for hazard       avoidance
  • Choice of harness and lanyard
  • Testing of harnesses by       manufacturer
  • Pre Use checks and correct usage
  • Safe working loads &       limitations
  • Rescue situations
  • Keeping of records

BY THE END OF THE COURSE delegates will take a short written test.   A separate harness licence is not issued by IPAF, but successful  candidates will have a harness certificate.

Course duration

half day (up to 5 delegates)

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