Tool hire product awareness training (THPAT) - concrete equipment


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

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry.

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 concrete equipment hire fleet assets.

Scope:

  • concrete cement mixers
  • concrete preparation equipment
  • vibrating pokers and screed systems
  • finishing floats - manual and power trowels.

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.

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 be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning
  • practical set up in a designated demonstration area.

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

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

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/refresher

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

November 2018.

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 relevant regulations and legal obligations http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l22.htm
Identify appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) Especially for rotating objects, vibration and chemical burns (cement and lime additives)

http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/hazardous-substances/cement.htm
Select accessories and options for the equipment demonstrated:
  • concrete mixers.
Samples of equipment sizes along with relevant manufacturer’s instructions and HAE guidance leaflets
Select accessories and options for the equipment demonstrated:
  • preparation equipment.
Scabblers, rotating drums, TCT and star cutters, diamond cutting heads as per manufacturer’s instructions and HAE guidance leaflets
Select accessories and options for the equipment demonstrated:
  • vibrating pokers and screeds.
PDU and flex options, Vibrating screed units, Beam type and length, test cubes, manufacturer’s instructions and HAE guidance leaflets
Select accessories and options for the equipment demonstrated:
  • concrete finishing equipment.
Combination and finishing blades, hand floats, and accessories manufacturer’s instructions and HAE guidance leaflets
Demonstrate basic practical operation, shutdown, and emergency stop procedures Samples of equipment and accessories along with relevant manufacturer’s instructions
Complete a demonstration record and prepare equipment for hire Manufacturer’s instructions checklist

Additional information about this standard

Refer to HAE Safety Instruction Leaflet numbers:

0105 Concrete Mixer - Petrol, 0106 Concrete Mixer - Diesel, 0107 Concrete Mixer 110/230v, 0112 Poker Vibrator - Petrol, 0114 Poker Vibrator 110/230v, 0117 Roller Striker/Screed - Petrol, 0118 Vibrating Beam Screed - Petrol, 0124 Powerfloat - Petrol, 2117 Concrete Screed and Vibrating Poker 0132 Paddle Mixer 110/230v.

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