Supporting your safety - at every site, project and task

Read our blog post to know more on how training can help you gain the required skills for working safely and efficiently at height.

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Despite being considered the safest way of working at height, working with access platforms can still prove to be highly dangerous if adequate training has not been obtained.

Recent times have seen various municipality and government bodies in the Middle East placing emphasis on IPAF training with some of the major sites in the region even mandating training for MEWP operators.

In the 2018 Middle East IPAF Convention, Health & Safety Director of Expo 2020, declared that everyone using a MEWP at the Expo 2020 site must be trained and have an IPAF PAL Card.

In the same event, Tim Whiteman, CEO of IPAF, added that IPAF works with various national and international health & safety bodies and major contractors to implement training for safe work at height in the Middle East.

With increasing demand for MEWP training, Rapid Access have played an important role in improving safe working at height in the region. 
In 2018, Rapid Access trained more than 60% of all IPAF trainees making it the largest accredited supplier of IPAF Training in the region.

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Rapid Access has a range of courses that include IPAF, PASMA, Highfield and other accredited courses delivered by expert trainers. The training courses are ideal for anyone who will be operating or supervising work at heights tasks involving access platforms.

The course is segmented into different levels of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze to suit the client’s requirement. It includes a 1-day IPAF Operator Training, consisting of tutorial, demonstration, theory and practical, to a 3-day training course, that includes IPAF Operator Training, Highfield Work at Height Level 2 Training, MEWP Virtual Reality Induction and a Virtual Reality based Competency Test.

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All IPAF Operator courses are available at all Rapid Access’ training centres across the GCC and can even be held at the customer’s site if the site is equipped with the required space and access platforms as per IPAF specifications.

For larger projects that require long-term training, an on-site training facility can be set up at the customer’s site. Rapid Access currently has on-site training facilities at some of the largest construction and aviation projects across the region.

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Along with IPAF training, other work at height training courses can also be offered on-site. The Level 1 Awareness Course is the most popular and highly suited for construction workers giving them the right skills to work safely and efficiently at height.

There is also an IPAF MEWPs for Managers course for project managers, foremen and supervisors, where they learn about planning the job, completing a risk assessment, selecting the right equipment and mitigating all possible risks.

To read more about the courses and toolbox talks we offer, check out our Training Guide or email us at contact@rapidaccess-gulf.com to enquire.