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 Traffic Management Equipment
Nomenclature - names of different types & components of Traffic Management Equipment - Traffic Lights (tandem/single), Stop/Go boards (auto/manual), road signage (including variable message) with a variety of power sources and controls - Battery Powered, Mains Electric, Diesel generator; Cable-less or cable connected, plus trailers (single/twin axle); road safety lighting, barriers, cones, contraflow delineation traffic posts, road safety lamps, speed ramps,
Inspection - Following clean-down, be able to identify components to be inspected according to manufacturer schedules; carry out visual inspections, recording using correct terminology, items which may require attention such as broken lights, condition of tyres, leaks, damaged cables/pipe,gauges and controls, condition of trailer tow hook & jockey wheel, visible accident damage to trailer/ light casings, guard rails/trailer lighting board etc.
Pre-use Checks - Understand risk assessments and dangers (i.e. electric shock, explosion/fire) associated with each power source ; identify correct PPE for task and create a safe working area / zone off operating area to conduct basic checks following manufacturer and employer checklists before equipment is operated - to have knowledge and practical exposure to:
‘diesel powered generators (including electrical system - alternator, voltage regulator, battery charger and control panel/instruments)’
Equipment operational checks - select the correct PPE, employ safe lifting techniques and follow manufacturer safe start up and operation procedures to check full functionality of all power sources (diesel, battery); switches and gauges/warning systems; inter unit radio control communication, levelling systems (manual and hydraulic); power generation, traffic light systems and traffic information signs
Basic servicing - knowledge training will cover all aspects of internal combustion engine (lubrication, cooling and filters); battery maintenance; trailer braking systems
The technician will be able to conduct safe oil change procedures, levels checking and top-ups and dispose of waste according to employer environmental waste disposal procedures. Will also be able to change defective bulbs where possible.
Fault diagnosis - will have sufficient knowledge to successfully diagnose common faults and be able to fault find on actual machinery including lighting, cable -less communication; fuel; ignition and power generation faults; using electrical testing equipment;
Repairs - will have sufficient knowledge to review risk assessments and describe hazards and controls to be used for conducting repairs; what components can be repaired or replaced without return to manufacturer’s agent and know how to and carry out basic repairs across a range of Road Tow Equipment
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.