The purpose of this standard is to give the Hire Service technician the required skills and knowledge to safely complete inspections and conduct service and routine repairs on powered access equipment.
Nomenclature - become familiar with the names of different components of scissors and booms
Pre-use Checks - Understand risk assessments; identify correct PPE for task and create a safe working area / zone off operating area and conduct basic checks before equipment is operated
Operation - know safe start up and operation procedures for moving machines into workshop and prepare for service or repair. Prepare operating area, zoning / protection and safely operate machine
Inspection - Following clean-down, be able to identify components to be inspected according to manufacturer schedules and carry out visual inspections, recording using correct terminology items which may require attention.
Basic servicing - knowledge training will cover all aspects of engine and hydraulic systems; lubrication, cooling, filters and the technician will be able to conduct safe oil changes, level checking and top-ups and dispose of oils, rags and used filters according to employer environmental waste disposal procedures
Fault diagnosis - will have sufficient knowledge to successfully diagnose common faults including those relating to batteries (electrolyte levels, charge/voltage) and electrical systems and be able to fault find on actual machinery including fuel and ignition faults.
Repairs - be able to review risk assessments and describe hazards and controls to be used for conducting repairs (i.e. use of props), safe removal and fitting of components - charger, replace lead.
Record keeping - know what records need to be completed, how and when and then complete records for practical repair work carried out above
Legislation - Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act - companies have broad responsibilities for the safety of the products they hire out. This includes (so far as reasonably practicable) pre-hire testing and inspection to ensure continued safety, and the provision of information.