IPAF Course

 Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) course for:

  • Mobile operators
  • Demonstrators
  • Installers
  • Advanced installers
  • Instructors
  • Operators

Other training courses:

  • The safe Inspection, recording, donning and use of harnesses

Course objectives

To enable delegates to understand the safety requirements for the equipment and to instruct the trainee to safely operate various types of Mast Climbing Work Platforms

Who will benefit

Everyone who uses or intend to use Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP), and those responsible for the management of the equipment whilst on site

Course content

  • Awareness of safety responsibilities
  • Accident prevention
  • Pre-use, daily and weekly checks
  • PPE requirements
  • Features, capabilities and limitations of the machine category
  • Safe operation/installation procedure and manoeuvring of the machine category
  • Test paper

No of delegates per session

Demonstrator - max 6

Operator - max 8

Mobile Operator - max 6

Training methods

Lectures, video, demonstration, practical use

Training modules

Various, dependant on the course, 1-27 in total


Will be both theoretical and practical test, with a pass requiring an achievement of at least 80% in each assessment. The assessments from each module will be reviewed with the candidate at the end of training to  allow feedback and comments


At the end of the course the candidate will be:

  • Aware of the relevant local Health and Safety regulations, standards, codes and guidance for the design, supply, use and management of MCWPs
  • Capable of the safe operation of a MCWP
  • Aware of, and able to use, the correct emergency procedures and systems of a MCWP to enable its safe operation in an emergency
  • Capable of carrying out pre-use/daily checks
  • Capable of carrying out weekly inspections
  • Capable of assessing the suitability of ground conditions and correctly setting up the MCWP base


Successful delegates will receive a Powered Access Licence card with certificate (PAL) and a safety guide and log book relating to the specific IPAF course that the delegates trained on

PPE requirement

Delegates should bring the following PPE with them as standard, safety helmet, boots, gloves and eye protection, and overalls if preferred


For more information on this or other courses please contact us on 0844 335 8860 (Option 3) or email apoole@brandsafway.com


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