At Harrington Safety, we train in the classroom, online and on-site. Call us with any questions 0800 059 0599.

At Harrington Safety, we train in the classroom, online and on-site. Call us with any questions 0800 059 0599.

IPAF Harness User Courses


IPAF have recently updated and reintroduced their IPAF Harness course offerings making the content more tailored and relevant to each attendees’ specific requirements. Broken down into three courses you now have the Harness Awareness (HA) course which is theory only and perfect for those that do not personally wear a harness but may plan, manage or supervise the use of a Harness in a MEWP. The Harness User (HU) training and assessment session is a follow on to the Harness Awareness theory and is essential for anyone what will personally use a harness in a MEWP. It includes pre-use inspections but will not qualify the user to carry out Statutory, periodic inspections on behalf of others or an organisation. The Harness Awareness (HA) theory course much be completed before being able to sit the Harness User (HU) practical training and assessment session.

Finally, this brings you to the Harness Inspection (HI) course. This is an additional training session and assessment course. It is an essential course for anyone that will undertake Statutory, periodic inspections on behalf of an organisation. In order to sit the Harness Inspection training, you need to have successfully completed the Harness Awareness (HA) and the Harness User (HU).

Are you looking for a leading provider of IPAF harness awareness courses? Then you have come to the right place. We are Harrington Safety, your local experts in IPAF harness awareness training. Putting our years of experience to good use, we will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to carry out your role safely – with the IPAF certification to show what you have learned.

Harrington Safety: Your Harness Training Experts

Are you looking for a trusted provider of IPAF Harness User Training courses? Then you’ll love what we have to offer. We are Harrington Safety, a respected IPAF-accredited independent training provider. We’re passionate about delivering the best possible training experience, and our IPAF Harness User (HU) training course will give you the skill and knowledge to carry out your role safely and confidently.

About the course

This course can only be attended after successful completion of the IPAF Harness Awareness (HA) course. So, who is the IPAF Harness User training for? This course is a comprehensive practical training session that follows on from the IPAF Harness Awareness (HA) theory only training course. This training session can only be completed in person and can be either at our training centre or onsite. If you wish to achieve the Harness User (HU) qualification, this can be added on to our IPAF Operator training sessions. Please speak to our office to add this on. You can expect to get to grips with the following when you book an IPAF Harness User (HU) training session:

Selecting and inspecting harnesses:

  • Proper selection of harnesses based on task requirements and individual body types
  • Detailed instructions on how to conduct pre-use inspections of harnesses and associated equipment whilst working on MEWPs

Fitting and adjusting harnesses:

  • Step-by-step guidance on correctly fitting harnesses to ensure a secure and comfortable fit, whilst in a MEWP
  • The correct adjustment of the harness to ensure the harness is fitted correctly and securely when in a MEWP

Understanding anchor points:

  • Identification of suitable anchor points and their safe usage whilst working in a MEWP

Safe use of harnesses and equipment:

  • Best practices for connecting and disconnecting harnesses to anchor points and equipment in a MEWP

How is the course delivered?

The course will be delivered through a practical exercise that will show you how to fit and adjust a harness, along with connecting to anchor points within a MEWP.

Already booked onto an IPAF operator course with us? Why not take this opportunity to boost your IPAF Operator training by adding the IPAF Harness User (HU) qualification to your PAL card. Get in touch with one of our friendly team who will get this organised for you.

Here at Harrington Safety, we employ trained construction industry professionals to deliver our training courses. This means you will be able to benefit from their years of practical experience by asking them how the skills you pick up during the course can be effectively utilised within your working environment.

Get in touch today

If you want to find out more about our IPAF Harness User (HU) training course, please get in touch with a member of our customer service team today. We would love to hear from you and will give you all the information you need to proceed with total confidence.




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