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IPAF Competent Assessed Person (CAP)

IPAF Competent Assessed Person (CAP) Accredited course provides guidance on regulatory compliance on examination of MEWPS.

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Course Details

Product number: IPAF_CAP|1259

To provide engineers with the knowledge and practical skills to plan, manage or carry out thorough examinations of MEWPs as competent persons in compliance with regulatory requirements including the WAHR, LOLER and PUWER.

This attracts a CITB Short Course Duration Grant at Tier 2, with a value of £70.  Please see the Grants and Funding tab for further information.

IPAF ePAL

From 1st June '21 all IPAF cards & certificates applied for will be issued in digital format via the ePAL app.

Operators can download the app for free to Apple iOS and Android devices and use it to view and access their digital PAL Cards, logbooks and IPAF safety guides. Our Trainers will talk you through this process at the start of your IPAF course.

HSS Training will be using the NEW IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) to process all IPAF certification.

  • The IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) is a mandatory item when making a booking, charged at £29.50 per delegate.
  • IPAF Physical PAL Card Licence Application (Printed PAL Card) – If required add the item “ Printed PAL Card and Certificate “ to your basket - additional cost £7.50

Please note an additional fee of £36 will be charged for retrospective applications for hard copy certificates that are not requested upon time of booking. 

Theory

  • Introduction and definitions
  • Requirements and formulations of thorough examinations
  • Test paper 1 and discussion
  • Performance of thorough examinations
  • Thorough examinations records
  • Defect reporting
  • Test paper 2 & 3 and discussion

Practical

  • Practical session and exercises

 

Platform engineers or anyone who is responsible for the safety and maintenance of powered access equipment (MEWP or MCWP) and for ensuring that examinations have been carried out.

In order to assess the eligibility of any CAP applicant, the below form must be completed and sent to trainingsales@hss.com along with a copy of your current CV and copies of all certificates/training which have been referenced on the application. Once these have been reviewed and accepted by our quality assurance team, our sales team will be in contact to discuss booking the training course for you.


As the assembly and use of MEWPs, MCWPs and Hoists can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights/vertigo, giddiness/difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

If any candidates for MEWP, MCWP and Hoist assessments have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about their fitness to use MEWPs, MCWPs or Hoists, they must tell their employer. This would not necessarily prevent them from using MEWPs, MCWPs or Hoists, but their employer must conduct an assessment and put adequate measures in place to take account of any difficulties they may have.

Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded documentary evidence that they are certified as a competent person as well as receiving an IPAF CAP (Competent Assessed Person) card. Valid for 5 years.

IPAF ePAL

From 1st June '21 all IPAF cards & certificates applied for will be issued in digital format via the ePAL app.

Operators can download the app for free to Apple iOS and Android devices and use it to view and access their digital PAL Cards, logbooks and IPAF safety guides. Our Trainers will talk you through this process at the start of your IPAF course.

HSS Training will be using the NEW IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) to process all IPAF certification.

  • The IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) is a mandatory item when making a booking, charged at £29.50 per delegate.
  • IPAF Physical PAL Card Licence Application (Printed PAL Card) – If required add the item “ Printed PAL Card and Certificate “ to your basket - additional cost £7.50

CITB Short Course Duration Grant

Information for Employers
HSS Training is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing our customers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses. The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.
How much is the Grant?
The grant rates are split into three tiers, determined by the duration and content of the course.
  • Tier 1 = £30
  • Tier 2 = £70
  • Tier 3 = £120
  • Course Name  Grant Tier Value
    IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator  Tier 2 £70
    IPAF Harness Use and Inspection  Tier 1 £30
    PASMA Mobile Access Towers for Users  Tier 2 £70
    Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
    Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
    Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)  Tier 3 £120
    Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS)  Tier 3 - 50% £60
    Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)  Tier 2 £70
    Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)  Tier 2 - 50% £35
    Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness  Tier 1 £30
    Please refer to the Approved Course List on CITB’s website for the full course directory. Grants are paid once for each individual per course, with the exception of a renewal or refresher course.
    Which courses are covered?
    As a CITB accredited ATO, HSS Training has 20+ courses registered under the CITB Short Course Duration Grant. Short duration courses last from 3 hours to 29 days, focusing on the core construction skills needed across the industry.
    The full list of approved courses is available on CITB’s Construction Training Directory.
    • Assured Products - courses delivered to an agreed industry standard
    • Recognised Products - an approved standard by a relevant awarding body that is widely accepted by the industry i.e. IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association
    • CITB - relating to the Site Safety Plus courses

    How do I claim?
    Q. What do I need to do as the employer?
    A. Simply book your employee onto their required course (our full open schedule is available on the HSS Training website) and provide us with the following details: Surname, DOB, Delegate Address and one of the following: Individual ID / Registration Number, NI Number, Unique Learner Number.
    Q. How do I make a claim?
    A. We will do everything for you. Because HSS Training is an ATO with CITB, following your employees successful completion of their course we will update the construction Training Register and you will automatically receive the payment.
    Q. How will I receive the payment?
    A. Grants can only be paid back via bank transfer, so ensure that CITB hold your current bank details - you can do this through their secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form.

    Who can claim?
    Any Employer can claim who has registered with CITB and meets their general grants scheme eligibility requirements. Short Duration grants are available to all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and sub-contractors.
    Note – grants are not paid to individual employees. 
    Eligibility Requirements
    Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).
    Please refer to CITB’s website for more information on how Levy Returns are calculated for a company.
    Follow the PDF link if you would like to print or download this information.
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