Tool Hire Product Awareness Training (THPAT) - angle grinders, chop saws 


Overview
To be able to provide the best advice and demonstration of product as to suitability to customers' requirements for particular job to secure the hire business.

Title 

Tool Hire Product Awareness Training - Angle Grinders & Chop Saws 

Duration 

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours  

Purpose/ 
scope 

Purpose: Will be able to provide the best advice and demonstration of product as to suitability to customers' requirements for particular job to secure the hire business 

Scope: Will be able to  

  • Adapt approach for a variety of hirers - professionals, semi-professionals and domestic. 
  • Provide advice about equipment performance characteristics and suitability to possible hire contract for the variety of power sources available 
  • advise on additional equipment required such as dust extractor attachments; specific PPE for safe use; 
  • demonstrate safe start up, use and shut down of equipment (where possible)  
  • advise on routine maintenance and what to do in the event of equipment failure 
  • provide relevant product ‘hire - use of’ documentation/leaflets 

across the range of angle grinders and chop saws available for hire.  

Angle Grinders (and Abrasive Saws) 

Varying types:  

Mini; light/heavy duty. Power source Corded 110v, 240v, cordless 

Power cutter/cut off saws - wet & dry - with/without dust extraction, petrol driven 

Common disc sizes - 115mm, 125mm, 230mm, 350mm, 400mm 

Applications - variety of cutting and rough and fine grinding applications due to large range of interchangeable discs and blades- cutting and grinding steel/other metals; mineral based products and stone materials; removing coatings on cement and screed. 

Sales opportunities - diamond and abrasive wheels; items of PPE and dust extractors; training - abrasive wheel and silica dust awareness courses 

Customer advice - exercise caution when working around dust always using recommended PPE - eye protection; dust masks; ear defenders; face protection; hand protection; feet protection; Power RCD; dust protection guards plus HAVs 

Chop Saws (compound & sliding Mitre saws) 

Varying types:  

Chop saws; Compound Mitre saws, Sliding Compound saws. Power source - Corded 110v, 240v,  

Power cutter wet & dry - with/without dust extraction, petrol driven 

Common blade sizes - 210mm, 260mm, 305mm, 350mm, 400mm 

Applications - making crosscuts and miter cuts in workpieces made of wood, laminated panels and plastics; cutting box sections, rods & steel pipes accurately  

Sales opportunities - cutting wheels; items of PPE and dust extractors; training - abrasive wheel and silica dust awareness courses 

Customer advice - exercise caution when working around dust always using recommended PPE - eye protection; dust masks; ear defenders; face protection; hand protection; feet protection; Power RCD; dust protection guards plus HAVs.

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, a basic knowledge of hire 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 
  • Successfully completed training to this standard  
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience 
  • 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/may not be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • classroom 
  • practical training area. 

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

One of the following statements must be included as guidance within this section of the standard (please delete the other ones as appropriate). 

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

Assessment 

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 

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard - unless new equipment categories within the hire sector become available 

Approval date 

Mar 2020  

Review cycle 

On request or 3 years from approval date 

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Across the range of angle grinders and chop saws available for hire the learner will be able to: 

Angle Grinders (and Abrasive Saws) 

Varying types:  

Mini; light/heavy duty. Power source Corded 110v, 240v, cordless 

Power cutter/cut off saws - wet & dry - with/without dust extraction, petrol driven 

Common disc sizes - 115mm, 125mm, 230mm, 350mm, 400mm 

Chop Saws (compound & sliding Mitre saws) 

Varying types:  

Chop saws; Compound Mitre saws, Sliding Compound saws. Power source:  Corded 110v, 240v,  

Power cutter wet & dry - with/without dust extraction, petrol driven 

Common blade sizes - 210mm, 260mm, 305mm, 350mm,  400mm 

a) Provide advice about equipment performance characteristics and suitability to customers' requirements for particular job across the variety of power sources available 

 

b) Advise on/promote sale of additional equipment required such as cutting  wheels; dust extractor attachments; specific PPE for safe use; 

 

c) Demonstrate safe start up, use and shut down of equipment (where possible)  

 

d) Advise on routine maintenance and what to do in the event of equipment failure 

 

e) Provide relevant product ‘hire - use of’ documentation/leaflets 

 

Additional information about this standard

Useful guidance on starting/stopping/use of Angle Grinders & Chop Saws equipment is available in HAE Safety Guidance notes: 

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0211  Cut off saw - 110/230v 

0213   Block/Slab splitter 

0216   Chase cutter - 110/230v 

0217   Chase cutter - compressed air - Print on Demand only 

0218   Floor grinder - Petrol 

0219   Floor grinder - diesel - Print on Demand only 

0220   Floor grinder - 110/230v 

0221   Masonry saw bench - 4 stroke petrol 

0222   Masonry saw bench - 110/230v 

0223   Concrete planer - hand held 110/230v 

0224   Concrete chainsaw  

0230   Partner/Husqvarna K950 ring saw 

2201   Stihl TS400 Cutquik - 2 stroke petrol 

2202   Kango KS26 supersaw  

2530   Stihl TS350 Cutquik - 2 stroke petrol 

2604   Partner K650 power cutter - 2 stroke petrol  

2686   Von-Arx floor grinder - Petrol.