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What are some different IPAF training programs?

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IPAF training programs include MEWP, MCWP, the Harness Use and Inspection course and Loading and Unloading training programs. The programs last one to two days and comprise of theory and practice as well as written and practical tests.

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The Mobile Elevating Work Platform program has various sub-courses for operators, demonstrators and instructors. The operators course teaches how to prepare and safely operate various elevating work platforms, while the demonstrators course provides demonstrators with skills required to familiarize operators with their responsibilities using safe operating procedures. The instructors course trains instructors how to deliver IPAF training programs. The course assesses knowledge on machines and the ability to convey information to learners.

The MEWP for Managers course provides all information that managers need to know about planning and supervising the use of mobile elevating work platforms within the workplace. The course includes topics such as risk assessment, selecting the right equipment, health and safety regulations, and accident prevention and control. It targets supervisors, foremen and project managers working in a wide range of industries, such as construction and facilities management.

The Harness Use and Inspection program instructs users to select, inspect and use a harness and associated equipment safely, while the Loading and Unloading course trains operators in the correct safety procedures for loading, unloading and securing machinery prior to transportation by road. The PAL+ training is optional training for operators working in high-risk or challenging environments.

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