IPAF MCWP Training Courses

IPAF mast climbing work platform (MCWP) training courses
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IPAF’s comprehensive range of mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) training courses is detailed below. IPAF also has courses for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and construction hoists (CHs).

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MCWP Operator Training Course

  • Course length: Half a day
  • PAL Card on completion

This course instructs an operator to operate a MCWP safely, with full knowledge of the controls of the equipment and ability to carry out pre-use/daily inspections and perform the emergency descent.

MCWP Mobile Operator Training Course

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

This course instructs mobile operators, who work from and operate a mobile MCWP, giving them full knowledge of the controls of the equipment, and ensuring they are able to carry out pre-use/daily and weekly inspections, are able to perform an emergency descent, and are able to dismantle, move and reinstall (including stability tie) a Mobile MCWP in its original configuration only.

MCWP Demonstrator Training Course

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

This course instructs demonstrators, giving them full knowledge of the operating commands of the equipment, and ensuring that they are able to perform an emergency descent, 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.

MCWP Installer Training Course

  • Course length: Up to five days, dependent on experience
  • PAL Card on completion

This course instructs installers in charge of the installation of a MCWP in all standard configurations indicated by the manufacturer. On completion they will be able to perform installation, final appraisal and handover procedures.

MCWP Advanced Installer Training Course

  • Course length: Up to five days, dependent on experience
  • PAL Card on completion

This course instructs advanced installers, in charge of the installation of an MCWP in all configurations, including special configurations and tailor-made projects. On completion, they will be able to perform installation final appraisal, handover procedure and MCWP Thorough Examinations.

MCWP Trainer Training Course

  • Course length: Two days dependent on experience
  • PAL Card on completion

This course instructs the trainee on all concepts to enable him/her to deliver training to MCWP operators on several MCWP types. The training’s focus will be on how to safely operate and demonstrate the use of various types of Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs), basic concepts about assembly procedures, pre-operational checks, safe emergency procedure, to understand a risk assessment and method statement, to carry out visual and functional checks and planning MCWP use.

MCWP CAP Training Course

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

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

MCWP Instructor Training Course

  • Course length: Five days
  • PAL Card on completion

This course trains and assesses an instructor to understand the delivery of the IPAF training programme and assesses knowledge of machines and the ability to convey information to candidates.