CAP Certification


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

Experienced engineers from IPAF-approved Training Centres provide guidance through presentations. There is also a technical theory examination and a practical assessment for each category of MEWP that the candidate wishes to qualify for.

Successful candidates receive a certificate and a CAP Card to prove they are qualified to plan, manage or conduct thorough examinations of MEWPs, MCWPs or Construction Hoists in line with LOLER, Work at Height Regulations, and PUWER 98 legislation. 

‘Achievement of the CAP qualification provides industry recognised confirmation of an engineer’s knowledge, experience and dedication to quality. The assessment backs up practical knowledge by making sure all legal aspects of thorough examinations are covered ensuring confidence when performing these vital safety inspections.’ David Meeke, Training Manager, Balloo Hire 

‘The CAP programme is the Gold standard for MEWP engineers. It is highly challenging and those who pass prove their competence to thoroughly examine MEWPs, MCWPs or Construction Hoists under current regulation. As such, it is valuable and rewarding.’ Paul Roddis, Training Manager, IPAF

Who is the CAP programme for? 

Engineers wishing to competently conduct a thorough examination of a MEWP, MCWP or Construction Hoist. Candidates need to hold a valid PAL Card.

How long is the programme? 

One day per machine category, to be taken at an IPAF-approved Training Centre

How do I book a course?

Use the Training Centre Locator and select 'CAP' from the drop-down training type filter:

Book by contacting your nearest IPAF-approved Training Centre