Tool hire product awareness training (THPAT) - for woodworking equipment


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 - Woodworking equipment 

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 sander belts/discs, router bits & jigs, saw blades, dust suppression; cramps and clamps etc; 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  

Circular Saws - (such as Makita units- 165mm, 190mm and 235mm blades) - cordless and cable 

Floor Sanders - range of floor and floor edging sanders 

Mitre Saws - (such as Makita and DeWalt machines plus laminate flooring shears) 

Band Saws 

Bench Saws 

Jig Saws - cordless and cable 

Reciprocating Saws 

Power Planes 

Biscuit Joiners 

Door Trimmers 

Sanders -(such as Makita sanders - belt, orbital, palm and random orbital) 

Table Saws - flipover saws and table saw & stand combinations 

Routers - plunge routers and laminate trimmers & worktop jigs to be used installing Kitchen Worktops 

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 
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning 
  • 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 

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 equipment 

available for hire the learner will be able to: 

across the range of product categories listed in the Scope for Circular Saws; Floor Sanders; Mitre Saws; Bench Saws; Jig Saws; Reciprocating Saws; Power Planes; Biscuit Joiners; Door Trimmers; Band Saws; Sanders - belt, orbital, palm and random orbital; Table Saws & Routers and all relevant accessories 

 

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 sander belts/discs, router bits & jigs, saw blades, dust suppression; cramps and clamps etcspecific PPE for safe use and dust suppression methods; 

 

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