IPAF Construction Hoist Training Courses

IPAF construction goods hoists, transport platforms and passenger hoists training courses

IPAF’s comprehensive range of training courses for construction hoists is listed below. These include goods hoists (GHs), transport platform hoists (TPHs) and passenger hoists (PHs). IPAF also has courses for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs).

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Construction Hoist Operator Training Course

  • Course length: Minimum one day
  • PAL Card on completion

This course instructs an operator to operate the Construction Hoist, with full knowledge of the controls of the equipment and they are able to carry out pre-use/daily inspections and perform the emergency descent (when applicable).

Construction Hoist Demonstrator Training Course

  • Course length: One to two days
  • PAL Card on completion

This course instructs demonstrators, with full knowledge of the operating commands of the equipment, ensuring that they are able to perform the emergency descent (when applicable), carry out pre-use/daily and weekly inspections and ensure that these take place. In addition, demonstrators are responsible for performing familiarisation to users and trained operators.

Construction Hoist Competent Assessed Person (CAP) Programme 

  • Course length: One day
  • CAP card and Certificate on completion

The CAP programme is an advanced level of assessment leading to the certification that engineers are proficient in undertaking statutory inspections of Construction Hoists to the highest specification, as stipulated by legislation/regulations.

Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) & Construction Hoists (CHs) for Managers Training Course

  • Course length: One day
  • IPAF certificate on completion (Current PAL Card holders can get MCM category added to their PAL Card)

Companies that use MCWPs and CHs need to know what their management and legal responsibilities are and how to ensure best use of equipment. This course covers what managers need to know for safe and effective use of MCWPs and CHs onsite, including planning the job, conducting a risk assessment, selecting machines and the right equipment for optimum cost-efficiency and for mitigating all possible risks. 

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