Industrial concrete flooring: laser screed operator


Overview
This standard covers the training needed to start operating a laser screeding machine.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/Scope

This standard covers the training needed to start operating a laser screeding machine.

Scope:

  • machine types Somero and Ligchine
  • pre-shift and operational safety checks
  • laser screeder controls and machine operation:
    • laser receivers and transmitters
    • start/stop procedures
    • basic engine check
    • mobility
    • loading/unloading
  • transporting, mounting, dismounting
  • hydraulic blows or leaks.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • operative and craft.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.

Instruction/Supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • successfully completed training to this standard
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • a verifiable CV.

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment and will be followed by a minimum of 4 days practical experience with an experienced operator.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may not be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • e-learning

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical learning.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.  

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal/refresher

No renewal/refreshment requirements - There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Describe different machine types

Somero and Ligchine
Conduct pre-shift and operational safety checks

Operate a laser screeder:

  • using laser receivers and transmitters
  • using start/stop procedures
  • conducting basic engine checks
  • checking mobility and boom/head movement
  • load, unload and transport the screeder
  • mount/dismount. 

Describe what action is required in the event of hydraulic blows or leaks


Additional information about this standard

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guides:

Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Health and safety in construction

Personal protective equipment a brief guide

PPE

PUWER

COSHH

RIDDOR

LOLER

CDM

Manual handling

Noise

Hand-arm vibration

Electrical

Legislation

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) 1974
  • The Work at Height Regulations (WHR) 2005
  • Work at Height (Amended) 2007
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Regulations 2002
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) (1998 UK 1999 NI)
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH )2002
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR ) 1995
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
  • Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 as amended 2002
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.
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