The IPAF Competent Assessed Persons (CAP) programme focuses on a crucial aspect of safety--that of the machine itself.
It is intended to provide guidance for platform engineers on compliance with regulatory requirements and to offer documented evidence that individuals can be regarded as competent persons to plan, manage or carry out thorough examinations of powered access equipment within the context of current legislation.
The CAP programme complements IPAF's operator training courses by extending the promotion of a safety culture to machine maintenance as well as operation.
Experienced engineers from IPAF-approved training centres provide guidance through presentations and individually assess those attending the sessions.
A successful assessment provides suitable candidates with the valuable documentary evidence that they are certified as competent persons to plan, manage or carry out thorough examinations of platforms in the context of current legislation including the Work at Height Regulations, LOLER and PUWER 98.