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Hire procedures and practical applications


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to train staff and supervisors to complete the checks and basic maintenance required to ensure equipment is supplied in an as new condition. The training will include practical elements relating to the correct procedures for compliance in respect of the equipment within the hire fleet.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours.

Purpose/Scope

The purpose of this standard is to train staff and supervisors to complete the checks and basic maintenance required to ensure equipment is supplied in an as new condition.  The training will include practical elements relating to the correct procedures for compliance in respect of the equipment within the hire fleet.

Scope:

  • policies & procedures
  • safety instructions
  • protective equipment
  • workshop requirements
  • recording & documentation
  • verbal advice
  • delivered equipment
  • rehire equipment
  • on hire procedures
  • off hire procedures
  • demonstrations.

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.

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.

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:

  • classroom
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning.

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

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

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

Approval date

November 2018.

Review cycle

On request or 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome
Access Hire Association of Europe policies & procedures  HAE guidance and website
Issue safety instructions  
Specify, provide and source protective equipment  
Describe workshop requirements  
Comply with recording and documentation requirements  
Provide verbal advice to customers on hire requirements including safe use
Carry out correct procedure for delivering equipment 
Carry out correct procedure for rehire of equipment 
Carry out correct procedure for on hire equipment 
Carry out correct procedure for off hire equipment 
Demonstrate hired equipment functions to staff and/or customers  
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