Tool hire product awareness training (THPAT) - access equipment


Overview
Purpose: Mobile Towers, also known as Scaffold Towers or Alloy Towers, are an integral part of the hire industry. These structures are a key item for working at height. This Standard addresses the correct inspection, supply and safe handling of Towers incorporating PUWER, WAH, MHASAWA, Lead Body and Manufacturers recommendations and guides.

Title 

Tool Hire Product Awareness Training - Access Equipment 

Duration 

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours  

urpose/ 
Scope 

Purpose: Mobile Towers, also known as Scaffold Towers or Alloy Towers, are an integral part of the hire industry. These structures are a key item for working at height. This Standard addresses the correct inspection, supply and safe handling of Towers incorporating PUWER, WAH, MHASAWA, Lead Body and Manufacturers recommendations and guides. 

Scope:  

  • Have an understanding of the Regulations and Legal Obligations 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical application 
  • Store and handle Tower Components 
  • Examine Components 
  • Pre and Off hire checks 
  • Safe Handling 
  • Selection correct components 
  • Manufacturers Guides / Basic Assembly 
  • Correct PPE selection & use 
  • Correct inspection and recording 

Occupational Relevance 

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

Supervision; Management and Leadership 

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 statement may be included as guidance within the standard where necessary. 

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. 

This standard is considered to be set at intermediate level. 

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 

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 

No Renewal/Refreshment Requirements - There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard. 

Approval Date 

March 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 

Describe the Regulations and Legal Obligations 

 

Store and handle Tower Components 

 

Examine Components 

 

Conduct Pre and Off hire checks 

 

Safe Handling 

 

Select components  

 

Manufacturers Guides / Basic Assembly  

 

Describe PPE selection & use 

 

Inspect and Record Hire Details 

 

Additional information about this standard

http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/scaffold.htm