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IPAF Mast Climber Work Platform (MCWP) Training

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Autec Training offer an unrivalled programme of specialist IPAF training courses for the safe operation, installation and inspection of Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs).  Autec Training are one of the only accredited IPAF training centres in the UK to offer Mast Climber Work Platform (MCWP) training in centre.  Training can be carried out at our bespoke Training centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire as well as on your site anywhere in the UK.

Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) are fast becoming the number 1 chosen form of elevated work access platform, increasingly used in the construction industry as temporary working places giving variable height access to specific areas of structures above ground level.

Typical applications for Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) include: bricklaying, industrial cladding, fabric repair, window fitting and replacement, new-build housing, flats and offices, multi-trade sites, lift shaft installations, cleaning and painting.

Benefits of use

MCWPs allow efficient work on the façade of buildings where conventional methods may be uneconomical. They are in many cases more convenient to use than other forms of access equipment such as ladders, scaffolding, staging or suspended cradles.

Autec Training offer the following IPAF Mast Climber Work Platform (MCWP) Courses for:

  • IPAF MCWP Operator Training
  • IPAF MCWP Mobile Operator Training
  • IPAF MCWP Installer Training
  • IPAF MCWP Advanced installer Training
  • IPAF MCWP Demonstrator Training

Who will benefit from the Autec Training IPAF Mast Climber Work Platform (MCWP) training course.

Anyone who operates or intends to operate Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP), including those who are responsible for the management of Mast Climber Work Platforms (MCWPs) on their site.

Course content includes:

  • Course introduction
  • MCWP awareness
  • Operational controls
  • Emergency systems and procedures
  • Safety responsibilities
  • Accident prevention
  • Pre-use, daily and weekly checks
  • Ground conditions
  • Stability
  • PPE requirements
  • Machine features, capabilities and limitations


At the end of the course the candidate will be:

  • Aware of the relevant local Health and Safety regulations, standards, codes and guidance for the design, supply, use and management of MCWPs
  • Capable of the safe operation of a MCWP
  • Aware of, and able to use, the correct emergency procedures and systems of a MCWP to enable its safe operation in an emergency
  • Capable of carrying out pre-use/daily checks
  • Capable of carrying out weekly inspections
  • Capable of assessing the suitability of ground conditions and correctly setting up the MCWP base 


Upon completion of any of our IPAF courses, successful delegates will receive an IPAF certificate and a PAL card that lasts for five years, they will also receive an IPAF safety guide and an IPAF log book relating to the specific IPAF course the delegate has completed.

IPAF have recently partnered with CSCS which allows your Pal card to carry the CSCS logo. Depending on the site and the client, this card can be used as entry to site like a CSCS card.

PPE requirement

Delegates should bring the following PPE with them as standard, safety helmet, boots, gloves and eye protection.

Operating a nationwide service Autec Training offers a comprehensive range of ‘on’ and ‘off’ site training courses from our 20,000 square metre training centre in Peterborough coupled with our purpose built construction plant training facility, spanning hundreds of acres across the East of England Showground in Cambridgeshire.  Our training facilities are perfectly situated on the A1, A47 and A605 with easy access for clients travelling from all over the UK.  Our pick up service from Peterborough train and bus station is ideal for clients travelling from London, Leicester, Cambridge, Norwich and surrounding counties. 

Click the links below to download some useful IPAF MCWP.

Mast Climber Training

Certificates and Qualifications

What will I get?

Successful delegates will receive a IPAF PAL card with certificate and a safety guide and log book relating to the specific IPAF course that the delegates have been trained on.

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