Hire equipment service technician (HEST) - materials hoists


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to give the Hire Service technician the required skills and knowledge to safely complete inspections on material hoist equipment.

Title 

Hire equipment service technician (HEST) - Material Hoists 

Duration 

Minimum 1/2 day of 3 learning hours  

Purpose/ 
scope 

The purpose of this standard is to give the Hire Service technician the required skills and knowledge to safely complete inspections on material hoist equipment. 

Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act - hire 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 

Scope:  

Nomenclature - become familiar with the names of different components of material hoists and identify them on a hoist in the training area 

Pre-use Checks - Understand risk assessments; identify correct PPE for task and create a safe working area; understand all controls and conducbasic checks before equipment is operated 

Inspection - Identify safe methods to set-up machine for operation and use; Set-up and operate machine in a no-load condition to allow operational checks and extended inspection. 

Specific Tests - Understand specific tests are required for either Genie Superlift or Sumner 2000 series depending on what the employer has in hire fleet; Carry out specific tests including mast braking system, winch brake and other features based on operator handbook guidance 

Record keeping - Understand what records should be in place for machines of this type including RoTE(Report of Thorough Examination) and its frequency; Complete basic ready for hire check report/ service card for the machine tested in training area 

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. 

Occupational relevance 

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

  • operative and craft 
  • supervision 

Candidate 
pre-requisites 

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, some plant mechanic experience and a basic knowledge of terminology and techniques would be beneficial 

Instruction/ supervision 

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

  • a qualified trainer 
  • be a qualified plant mechanic (VQ level 2) 
  • a verifiable CV 

Delivery 

Delivery will be in an off the job environment. 

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 be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • a blend of classroom and e-learning 

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

  • classroom 
  • practical training area.

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

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level. 

Assessment 

For the successful completion of training, the trainer must be satisfied that the candidate has achieved all of the learning outcomes.  

Quality assurance 

Assured 

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 

Non-mandatory refresher every 3 years  

Approval date 

March 2020 

Review cycle 

Either on request or 3 years from approval date 

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome  

 

Pre-use Checks  

Understand risk assessments; identify correct PPE for task 

Create a safe working area;  

Understand all controls 

Conducbasic checks before equipment is operated 

Inspection 

Identify safe methods to set-up machine for operation and use; Set-up and operate machine in a no-load condition to allow operational checks and extended inspection 

Specific Tests 

Understand specific tests are required for either Genie Superlift or Sumner 2000 series depending on what the employer has in hire fleet;   

Carry out specific tests including mast braking system, winch brake and other features based on operator handbook guidance 

Record keeping 

Understand what records should be in place for machines of this type including RoTE (Report of Thorough Examination) and its frequency;  

Complete basic ready for hire check report/ service card for the machine tested in training area 

Legislation  

 Describe employer’s duty under Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act