Tool Hire Product Awareness Training (THPAT) for generators and lighting towers


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to train candidates in the hire sector in operating, demonstrating basic operation, and selecting accessories for generators and Lighting Towers assets.

Title 

Tool Hire Product Awareness Training (THPAT) - Generators and Lighting Towers 

Duration 

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours  

Purpose/scope 

The purpose of this standard is to train candidates in the hire sector in operating, demonstrating basic operation, and selecting accessories for generators and Lighting Towers assets. 

Scope: 

Generators (petrol & diesel powered) and Lighting Towers - festoons and flood 

Nomenclature - names of different types & components of Generators and Lighting Towers 

Equipment operational checks - select the correct PPE, employ safe lifting techniques and follow manufacturer safe start up and operation procedures to check full functionality of all power sources - generators and lighting towers plus controls, switches and gauges/warning systems, stabilising and mast raising/lowering systems for lighting towers 

Legislation - Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act - companies have broad responsibilities for the safety of the products they hire out. This includes (so far as reasonably practicable) pre-hire testing and inspection to ensure continued safety, and the provision of information. 

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 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 be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • a blend of classroom and e-learning 

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

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate 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 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

Legislation  

Describe employer’s duty under Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act  

Nomenclature  

Will know the names of different types & components of Generators and Lighting Towers 

Identify appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) 

Describe hazards and controls to be used 

Manual Handling 

Advise on techniques for safe movement of generators and lighting tower erection 

Pre-use Checks 

Will advise on positioning - level, solid ground; items to be inspected for damage; faults and leaks; full functionality of all controls; switches; gauges; warning systems;  electrical and generating systems and lighting equipment operation plus controls, switches and gauges/warning systems, stabilising and mast raising/lowering systems for lighting towers 

Demonstrate basic practical operation, shutdown, and emergency stop procedures 

Across a range of generating systems and lighting equipment and accessories along with relevant manufacturer’s instructions for safe start up and operation  

Complete a demonstration record and prepare equipment for hire  

Know what records need to be completed, how and when. 

Complete records  

Additional information about this standard

Useful guidance on starting/stopping/use of Generators and Lighting equipment is available in HAE Safety Guidance notes: 

1013   Generator - Petrol 

1014   Generator - Diesel 

1015   Generators - small 230v systems  

1021   Lighting - festoon & flood - 110/230v 

1023   Lighting towers - Petrol  

1024   Lighting towers - Diesel