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.

MCWPS and IPAF Construction Hoist Training


Welcome to Harrington Safety

If you are looking to gain a qualification in IPAF Mast Climber Work Platforms (MCWPs) or Construction Hoists, you have come to the right place. We are Harrington Safety, a leading provider of MCWPs & Construction Hoist Training. Offering the operator side of the MCWPs and CH training as well as the Manager and Demonstrators courses, we’re ideally placed to guide a wide range of delegates to success. Here’s everything you need to know:

IPAF Construction Hoist Training

When people and materials need to be transported vertically, construction hoists are used. They are utilised in a wide range of industries and have long proven to be the most cost and time-effective way of transporting loads to great heights or below ground. Operator training in the use of these hoists is essential for the safety of everyone on site.

IPAF Mast Climber Work Platform (MCWP) Training

Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) are one of the most popular kinds of elevated work access platforms and are most commonly used in the construction industry. Here, they are put to use as temporary working places, giving variable height access to certain areas of structures above ground level.

Benefits of Use

Both CHs and MCWPs allow for greater efficiency on site, whether that is when transporting people and goods vertically or working on the façade of buildings. Having them in place and used safely allows for greater flexibility and will help you to manage time more effectively – allowing you to deliver projects on time, every time. That’s why MCWP and Construction Hoist training is vital! Here’s everything you need to know about the training we offer:

About the MCWPs Operators Training

When you take our MCWPs for Operators Training course, you can expect to learn how to operate a mobile Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP). This course will provide you will the full knowledge of the controls of the equipment and ensuring that you are able to carry out pre-use/daily and weekly inspections. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to perform an emergency descent, will be able to dismantle, move and reinstall (including stability tie) a Mobile MCWP in its original configuration only.

Your training will be delivered by an experienced IPAF instructor, and you will benefit from their on-site expertise as you work your way through this course. At the end of the course, you will have gained a deep understanding of how to operate MCWPs in a safe way.


Who Is the Operators Course For?

The IPAF MCWPs Training would benefit anyone who operators or intends to operate a MCWP who works within the construction sector and other industries that use MCWPs.

When you take our MCWPs & Construction Hoists for Managers Training course, you can expect to expand your theoretical knowledge and cover what managers need to know for the safe and effective use of MCWPs and CHs onsite. This includes planning the job and carrying out a risk assessment. It will also delve into choosing the right machine equipment for maximum cost-efficiency and the lowest level of risk.

Your training will be delivered by an experienced IPAF instructor, and you will benefit from their on-site expertise as you work your way through a wide range of scenarios. At the end of the course, you will have gained a deep understanding of how to approach worksite projects using best practice.

Our MCWPS & Construction Hoists for Managers Training has been put together for employers, project managers, foremen and supervisors who are working in the construction sector and other industries such as facilities management. If you are responsible for planning and overseeing the use of MCWPs or CHs, this is the right training program for you. The course is centred on planning, supervising and managing the use of MCWPs and CHs, not about operating equipment.

After the Course

When you get to the end of the course, you’ll take a theory test in both the Operators and Managers training course and an additional practical test on the Operators Course. If you pass this, you’ll gain an IPAF certificate. If you already hold a valid Powered Access Licence (PAL Card) for operating equipment, the MCWPs & CHs for Managers (MHM) category will simply be added to this.

Contact Us

If you want to find out more about the MCWP and Construction Hoist raining, please get in touch with our team today. We can’t wait to hear from you.




We started using Harrington Safety in 2021, the staff are very helpful and professional and go above and beyond to help with last minute requests.

The feedback from our operational team is that training is professional and informative.


Very well structured, managed and informative course provided by both professional and personable staff. The theory and practical tuition that I received put me in good stead to go straight in and operate a 10 ton cherry picker safely and with confidence, both essential factors when using such equipment. I would recommend Harrington Safety Ltd to anyone needing not just to get qualified, but to also feel comfortable operating MEWP systems for their trade.


Ryan was really good instructor, he made sure we understood the theory part of the course and gave us enough time to practice with the machines, so we felt confident before move on to the test. Excellent training!!


Phenomenal training, Ryan’s ability to teach and ensure I fully understood each module in both theory and practical before moving on has left me confident in transferring these skills to the work place.


To start with, this course was outstanding. I've been on a lot of training courses over the years and some are good and some are boring and you can't wait to leave. This course was engaging, the instructor included all students. There was no useless information everything was current and valid no fluff or fillers if you like. The practical was straight to the point and spot on. All in all a good experience and brilliantly put together training course. Top instructors and staff. Highly recommended training facility.


Very good presentation by Gary and very helpful when answering questions.


Harrington safety will be my number one go to for any courses I need to do. I completed my IPAF 3A and 3B and passed 1st time. They let you do the eLearning at home that helps me because of my current position at work. Thank you Paul for a smooth and clear instruction of both the boom and scissor vehicles and Charlie for getting onto IPAF to get my online card quicker, will definitely recommend.


Paul and Charlie were both a pleasure to deal with - very professional, helpful and friendly. Great service and would highly recommend to all. Many thanks.


A well run professional course. Delivered concisely and practically.


First time using Harrington Safety and I found them to be very professional.

The booking process was easy, their responses to any questions was nothing short of instant and their follow up was there!

Thank you Harrington, and I will definitely use you again and advise others to do so.


My certificate and my card arrived today. Thanks for your help, and wonderful attitude. I have many certificates, but your centre is the best. For my next certificate I will be calling you! Thanks.

Alan F

Great teacher, would recommend his courses and will come back to him in future.

Paul was a very good teacher. Easy to understand and helped me when needed. I felt comfortable in his classroom and confident to ask questions. When friends ask, I will recommend.

Ray H

Very knowledgable and passionate tutor

When arriving, I was nervous and unsure of my abilities. The trainer made me feel at ease as soon as I came in. If I needed to ask questions I did, and they were answered clearly and in a way I understood. The practical work was challenging but my trainer guided me through and made it as interesting as possible. Will definitely be recommending this company.


The training was perfectly delivered. I will be quite happy to take my training here again


Excellent, will strongly recommend


Nice people to deal with. Easy website to navigate. Variety of training needs can be met in Covid secure training environment.


Well managed training. The trainers also knew their stuff and answered any questions raised on the course.


Such an amazing company! I couldn't recommend them highly enough for all of your health and safety training within the construction industry.