Tool hire product awareness training (THPAT) - for core cutting and gas nailers


Overview
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.

Title 

Tool Hire Product Awareness Training - Core Cutters and Gas Nailers 

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 pilot hole drill bits and adaptors; 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 Core Cutters and Gas Nailers available for hire.  

Core Cutting Equipment  

Hand-held - Light duty (DRY) diamond core drill 110v electric; Medium duty (WET & DRY) diamond core drill 110v electric,  

Stand operation - Medium duty diamond core drill stand; Heavy Duty (Wet/Dry) diamond core drill and stand - 110v electric;  

Coring Trailer and Rigs - small 15 HP petrol; Large 18 & 27 HP diesel to drill to either 300mm or 600mm diameter 

Core Bits 

Diamond core bits for dry hand drilling in masonry; wet hand drilling in concrete and rig drilling in concrete 

Pilot drill bits and adaptors 

Gas Nailers 

Advice on precautions of use - flammable fuel (liquid petroleum or butane) stored in disposable internal cell plus powerpack; equipment to be cleaned regularly to ensure safe smooth operation 

PPE required - Ear defenders; safety glasses; be aware of HAVs 

Applications: -  

First and Second Fix - suitable for small woodwork or carpentry  

Finishing Nail Guns - carpentry, paneling, molding, and trim work. 

Framing Nail Guns - fastening fences, sheathing, wood siding, and construction projects  

Siding Nailers - fencing, hardboard, subfloors, and roof decking  

Roofing Nail Guns  

Concrete Nailer. 

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 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 

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 

Across the range of Core Cutting equipment and Gas Nailers available for hire, the learner will be able to: 

Core Cutting Equipment  

Handheld; Stand operation; Coring Trailer and RigsCore Bits 

Gas Nailers 

Advice on precautions of use - flammable fuel (liquid petroleum or butane) stored in disposable internal cell plus powerpack; equipment to be cleaned regularly to ensure safe smooth operation; PPE 

Applications: - First and Second Fix; Finishing; Framing;   

Siding Nailers; Roofing Concrete Nailer. 

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 additional equipment required such as core bits; pilot drill bits and adaptors; 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