Tool and Equipment Hire Management (TEHM) – dust management essentials


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to provide the Tool and Equipment Hire manager with the required skills and knowledge to ensure the company complies with legislation for both internal and external users of equipment likely to create dust or fumes.

Title 

Tool and Equipment Hire management (TEHM) – Dust Management essentials 

Duration 

Minimum 1/2 day of 3 learning hours  

Purpose/ 
scope 

The purpose of this standard is to provide the Tool and Equipment Hire manager with the required skills and knowledge to ensure the company complies with legislation for both internal and external users of equipment likely to create dust or fumes  

Scope: 

Safety Management – Dust Management Essentials -  

The manager will be be aware of: 

The possible medical conditions - diseases like lung cancer, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and silicosis. 

The causes  

Common construction tasks can produce high levels of dust, many of these activities can be linked to the use of hire equipment such as abrasive wheels; drilling and chasing out; scabbling and grinding; sanding equipment amongst others.  

Understand and implement: 

Legislation  

  • COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 - states ‘must protect against the risks from hazardous construction dusts’ 
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act Section 6 places broad responsibilities for the safety of the products Hire & Rental operations hire out. This includes (so far as reasonably practicable) pre-hire testing and inspection to ensure continued safety and performance to manufacturer stated levels for dust suppression equipment , and the provision of information. 

Obligations to manage 

  • The level at which employees are exposed to dust 
  • Product return from hire - inspections and maintenance of dust suppression attachments  
  • Provide training to employees and AIG (advice, information & guidance) to both employees and customers  

Occupational relevance 

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

  • supervision (with potential for development into managerial role) 
  • management and leadership 

Candidate 
pre-requisites 

This training is designed to up-skill both new  tool and equipment hire managers and existing managers who lack formal qualifications - both would, after training and practical on-job experience, benefit from assessment leading to the award of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hire and Rental (Equipment Plant and Tools) 

Instruction/ supervision 

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

  • a qualified, experienced trainer 
  • be qualified Hire and Rental Management (VQ level 3) 
  • 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 Advanced 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 training 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

Manage Safety effectively   

Be able to review existing H&S internal policies/strategies for compliance and be fully conversant with the H&S duties for employers and clients; risk assessment and legislation pertaining to Dust level monitoring; implementation of controls and Health screening if required 

The medical conditions  

 

Regularly breathing construction dust can cause diseases like lung cancer, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and silicosis. 

These diseases cause permanent disability and early death. Over 500 construction workers are believed to die from exposure to silica dust every year. 

The effects of exposure may be immediate but generally it can take years before the symptoms of ill health become apparent. 

The causes  

 

Construction workers have a high risk of developing these diseases because many common construction tasks can produce high levels of dust, many of these activities can be linked to the use of hire equipment such as abrasive wheels; drilling and chasing out; scabbling and grinding; sanding equipment amongst others.  

Manage Risk effectively  

Be able to identify and manage business risk at local level 

Obligations to manage 

The level at which employees are exposed to dust by 

 

Product return from hire 

 

Provision of training & AIG 

 

Risk Assessment approach – effective controls to eliminate or reduce exposure for technicians and Hire Desk operatives 

Assess, Control & Review method - can tasks be done differently to minimise dust in the first place 

Inspections and maintenance of dust suppression attachments or systems and disposal if unserviceable 

Provide training to employees and AIG (advice, information & guidance) to both employees and customers  

  • COSHH info sheets on display & available to hirers 
  • advice on risk of dust 
  • Advice on using dust suppression attachments (water type or on tool extraction) - how to use; maintain & clean 
  • Advice on Respiratory Protective equipment (RPE) - how to use & maintain/store such as: 
  • FFP2; 3 disposable mask  
  • Half mask with a P2; 3 filter) 
  • Powered RPE such as a TH2 powered hood/helmet 
  • Abrasive blasting helmet with constant flow airline
  • Advice on RPE fit testing conducted by a competent person 
  • Advice on Alternate RPE for those with Facial hair  
  • Health surveillance advice 

Record keeping 

Describe what records must be kept to meet legislation and company procedures 

Legislation  

Describe employer duties under Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act and COSHH 2002  

Additional information about this standard

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) construction information sheets and guidance 

Legislation 

  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) 

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) 1974 

  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR ) 1995 

  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 

  • Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 

  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012