Hire equipment service technician (HEST) - mechanical equipment


Overview
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 2 and 4 stroke engines of specified equipment.

Title 

Hire equipment service technician (HEST) - Mechanical Equipment 

Duration 

Minimum 1 day of 6 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 and conduct service and routine repairs on 2 and 4 stroke engines of specified equipment. 

Scope:  

  • Basic Engine theory - theory of internal combustion engines - 2 and 4 stroke cycles and how to remove the rocker cover / use pot and piston for two stroke on Honda GX160 and Husqvarna K760 engines. 
  • Systems - training on the following systems: 
Ignition, Fuel, Cooling, Lubrication, Starting and charging, Drive and clutch 

and how to remove and replace carbs, cooling fan, recoil assembly 

  • Operation - operator’s guidance and how to complete a safe start, run up and shut down of a 2 and 4 stroke engine 
  • Testing covering the testing process and how to use a Stephill generator test station, 2.7kA generator and heater as a load to complete load tests 
  • Fault Finding - how to successfully diagnose common faults and fault find on actual machinery including fuel and ignition faults 
  • Basic repairs - knowledge training will cover from plugs to pull-cords and the technician will be able to remove and refit plugs, replace pull-cord, change air filter 
  • Servicing - knowledge training will cover all aspects of lubrication, cooling and filters and the technician will be able to conduct safe oil change procedures, level checking and top-ups and dispose of oils, rags and used filters according to employer environmental waste disposal procedures 
  • Other Service Checks - knowledge training will cover service check-lists by product and product group including hydraulic power packs followed by practical reviews of specified equipment 
  • 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 

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

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

Assessment 

Methods of assessment considered appropriate for training delivered against this standard are:  

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

Basic Engine theory  

Understand internal combustion engines - 2 and 4 stroke cycles and be able to remove the rocker cover / use pot and piston for two stroke on Honda GX160 and Husqvarna K760 engines. 

Systems  

After training; 

Will have a full understanding of the following systems: Ignition, Fuel,Cooling, Lubrication, Starting and charging, Drive and clutch 

Be able to remove and replace carbs, cooling fan, recoil assembly 

Operation 

After training will understand and review operators guidance and be able to complete a safe start, run up and shut down of a 2 and 4 stroke engine 

Testing 

Will understand and describe/carry out the testing processes 

Be able to use a Stephill generator test station, 2.7kA generator and heater as a load to complete load tests 

Fault Finding 

Will have sufficient knowledge to successfully diagnose common faults and be able to fault find on actual machinery including fuel and ignition faults 

Basic repairs  

The technician will be able to remove and refit plugs, replace pull-cord, change air filter 

Servicing  

The technician will be able to describe and conduct safe oil change procedures, level checking and top-ups and dispose of oils, rags and used filters according to employer environmental waste disposal procedures 

Other Service Checks 

Knowledge training will cover service check-lists by product and product group including hydraulic power packs followed by practical reviews of specified equipment 

Record keeping 

Describe what records must be kept to comply with current legislation and company procedures 

Legislation  

Describe employer duties under Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act