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MBO Safety Services Limited                                                                                      IPAF Harness


Course Overview

Delegates
This International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) course is designed for those who are required to use, supervise or manage the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and need to be aware of how to select, inspect and use safety harnesses correctly.

Certificate
Upon completion of a short written test, successful delegates will have the harness qualification added to their existing IPAF Licence.  We recommend that this course is renewed every 5 years in line with IPAF Licence requirements.

Course duration
4 hours

Overview

  • Introduction – An overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) – An overview of the key Health and Safety Regulations to which companies in the UK need to comply, together with the employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities.
  • MEWPs and Harnesses – An explanation of the various types of MEWPs together with an overview of harnesses available.
  • Hierarchy – The hierarchy of measures to take to protect against falls and avoid hazards.
  • Choices – Making the correct selection of harness suitable to the job.
  • Testing and Checking – An outline of testing undertaken by manufacturers and the correct usage of equipment.  The requirement for pre-use checks and keeping/maintaining records.
  • Loads and Limitations – Equipment stress levels applicable and their limitations.
  • Rescue Situations – What to do in a rescue situation, what equipment to use and how to use it appropriately.
  • Questions and Answers – Time for attendees to clarify and query any of the points raised in the course plus course questionnaire to test attendees’ knowledge.

 

MBO Safety Services Limited                                     IPAF Access Platform Operators – Scissor Lift


Course Overview

Delegates
This International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) course is designed to instruct operators to prepare and safely operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).

Certificate
Upon completion of a written test, practical training and assessment, successful delegates will receive a certificate issued by IPAF and an internationally accepted photo I.D. IPAF licence showing the category or categories of MEWP on which they have been trained.  Licences are valid for 5 years and will require renewal before expiration.

Course duration
6 hours

Overview

  • Introduction – An overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) – An overview of the key Health and Safety Regulations to which companies in the UK need to comply, together with the employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The use of suitable PPE.
  • Work at Height – Information on the definition and regulations surrounding Work at Height together with an outline of employer’s and employee’s responsibilities.
  • Categories of MEWPs – Types of Scissor Lifts together with an explanation of other MEWPs categories.
  • Structure – Information on the main structural parts of Scissor Lifts and other categories of MEWPs.
  • Pre-use Inspection – The importance of carrying out pre-use checks and how to set up equipment safely, taking into account ground/site conditions and the general surroundings.
  • Testing and Inspection – How to test that equipment is set up correctly and the importance of maintaining records from inspections carried out.
  • Safe Operating Methods – The importance of safety requirements and the completion of Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS).
  • Questions and Answers – Time for attendees to clarify and query any of the points raised in the course plus course questionnaire to test attendees’ knowledge.

 

MBO Safety Services Limited                IPAF Access Platform Operators – Scissor and Boom Lift


Course Overview

Delegates
This International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) course is designed to instruct operators to prepare and safely operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).

Certificate
Upon completion of a written test, practical training and assessment, successful delegates will receive a certificate issued by IPAF and an internationally accepted photo I.D. IPAF licence showing the category or categories of MEWP on which they have been trained.  Licences are valid for 5 years and will require renewal before expiration.

Course duration
6 hours

Overview

  • Introduction – An overview of the course and discussion of attendees’ current level of knowledge.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) – An overview of the key Health and Safety Regulations to which companies in the UK need to comply, together with the employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The use of suitable PPE.
  • Work at Height – Information on the definition and regulations surrounding Work at Height together with an outline of employer’s and employee’s responsibilities.
  • Categories of MEWPs – Types of Scissor and Boom Lifts together with an explanation of other MEWPs categories.
  • Structure – Information on the main structural parts of Scissor and Boom Lifts and other categories of MEWPs.
  • Pre-use Inspection – The importance of carrying out pre-use checks and how to set up equipment safely, taking into account ground/site conditions and the general surroundings.
  • Testing and Inspection – How to test that equipment is set up correctly and the importance of maintaining records from inspections carried out.
  • Safe Operating Methods – The importance of safety requirements and the completion of Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
  • Questions and Answers – Time for attendees to clarify and query any of the points raised in the course plus course questionnaire to test attendees’ knowledge.

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MBO Safety Services Limited provides a range of services tailored to suit your business’s individual requirements. From personal consulting, to providing training courses, and bespoke policies and procedures, MBO Safety Services Limited invests the time to understand your business.

Tailored To You

MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on quality, our consultants will work alongside you to create tailored policies and procedures which integrate seamlessly into your business.

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MBO Safety Services Limited has a strong team of specialist trainers who develop and deliver bespoke courses, all tailored to your business’s health and safety requirements.

Our courses can be held at our training facility, or at a location of your choice.

Services
Tailored to You

MBO Safety Services Limited aims to tailor its services to meet individual business requirements. Our consultants will work within your business to fully understand your needs before developing bespoke policies and procedures that integrate seamlessly with your existing management systems.

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MBO Safety Services Limited prides itself on providing a personal service to all our customers. We offer common sense advice that suits your business.

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  • Accident Investigation
  • Control of Contractors including Pre Assessment Questionnaires
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  • Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans