Tool and equipment hire management (TEHM) – management and leadership essentials


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to provide the Tool and Equipment Hire manager with the required skills and knowledge to produce a positive commercial impact in their branch.

Title 

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

Duration 

Minimum 2 day of 6 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 produce a positive commercial impact in their branch 

Scope: 

People Management – 

HR Law –  rights and responsibilities; strategy for legal and sustainable employment; dealing with and resolving problems without legal involvement (including disciplinary & grievance, redundancy and retirement) plus other legislation listed below) ;  management traits;  time management and communications skills. 

Safety Management –  

H&S duties for employers and clients; risk assessment and chronic conditions with a focus on: 

  • Hand Arm Vibration Management Essentials -  the causes; the obligations to manage; Risk Assessment approach – effective controls and Health Surveillance and record management  
  • Noise Management Essentials - Hearing loss / tinnitus associated conditions and the causes; the obligations to manage; Risk Assessment approach – effective controls and Health Surveillance and record management   
  • Dust Management Essentials -  the associated harm – health impacts/air quality; the obligations to manage; duties under HASWA, CoSHH, CDM and Environmental law plus RIDDOR implications; Risk Assessment approach – effective controls and Health Surveillance  and record management 

Risk Management – 

focus on identifying and managing business risks  

Business Management –  

focus on understanding all elements of a Profit and Loss account for a tool / plant hire operation; procurement; understand VAT;  Sales – selling hire & consumables; Finance – options and understanding cash-flow and impact of agreed terms; Logistics management;  Fleet requirements – law and best practice; Environmental / sustainable transport options and the effects that individuals can have on the bottom line. 

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 and complete 3 business based projects based around Sales Increases, Compliance Increase and Cost Reduction. 

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 People effectively  

Will be aware of all aspects of HR Law to create a strategy for legal and sustainable employment; be able to deal with and resolve problems without legal involvement; demonstrate positive management traits; possess improved time management and communications skills. 

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 HAVs, Noise and Dust management; implementation of controls and Health screening if required 

Manage Risk effectively  

Be able to identify and manage business risk at local level 

Manage the Business effectively 

fBe able to understand all elements of a Profit and Loss account for a tool / plant hire operation; procurement; VAT;  Sales of hire & consumables; Finance – options and understanding cash-flow and impact of agreed terms; Logistics management;  Fleet requirements – law and best practice; Environmental / sustainable transport options and the effect that individuals can have on the bottom line. 

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