Minimum of a half day
Maximum number of candidates = 10
To instruct a candidate to safely select and conduct pre use inspections of harnesses and lanyards used for restraint on a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) or Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP).
At the end of the course the candidate will:
- Understand the relevant health and safety regulations, guidance and standards.
- Be able to identify and select the correct form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against falls from height when working from a MEWP or MCWP.
- Understand how to check, use, maintain and store a harness and lanyard in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Be able to fit and adjust a harness and lanyard.
- Be able to conduct pre use inspections on a harness and lanyard used for restraint on a MEWP or MCWP.
- Be able to document pre use inspection records.
What the candidate should know:
- Relevant legislation including HSWA, PPE, CE marking and EN standards.
- Understand hazard analysis and risk assessment.
- The definition of the three categories for safe work at height to include a look at the loads generated when working with MEWPs.
Facilities, objectives, health and fitness statement.
- Legislation, standards and guidance
HSWA, MHSWR, PUWER, LOLER, WAHR, PPE, CE Markings.
- Hierarchy of fall protection measures
Safe work at height, avoidance, work restraint, work position and fall arrest.
- Harness Systems
MEWPs & Harnesses, IPAF Harness Statement (H1), Boom Type MEWPs, Vertical Type MEWPs
- Harness, lanyard and fittings
Harness types, lanyard types, fall distances, fixed vs. adjustable, loops vs. sliders, inertia devices, different connectors.
- Inspections, pre-use checks and maintaining records
Inspections vs. Examinations, Traceability, Inspections – Harness, Inspections – Lanyard, Effect from damage, Inspection Records.
- Fitting and Adjustment
Incorrect Fitting, Correct Fitting.
- Usage and anchor points
Typical anchorage points.
- Storage and maintenance
- Risk assessment
- Rescue requirements and options
- Course assessment
Individual written tests with explanation of pass requirements.
Individual practical inspection assessments with explanation of pass requirements.
Failure means applicant will have to re-sit the course on another day.
A certificate of training will be issued for candidates.