Tool Hire Product Awareness Training (THPAT) -  ladders and low level staging


Overview
This Standard covers the procedures that must be used in the safe hire of Ladders and Low-Level Staging within the PUWER regulations, Working at Height Regulations and to Industry Lead Body requirements for compliance at all levels.

Title 

Tool Hire Product Awareness Training - Ladders and Low-Level Staging 

Duration 

Minimum 3 learning hours 

Purpose/ 
Scope 

Purpose: This Standard covers the procedures that must be used in the safe hire of Ladders and Low-Level Staging within the PUWER regulations, Working at Height Regulations and to Industry Lead Body requirements for compliance at all levels. 

Scope: 

  • The Health & Safety At Work Act  
  • PUWER & WAH Regulations  
  • Recognition of Safe Equipment  
  • Safe Systems of Work  
  • PPE Requirements / Care / Maintenance & Use  
  • Safe Storage & Transportation  
  • Pre & Off Hire Checks  
  • Safe Handling Techniques  
  • Protecting the Public  
  • Inspection & Recording 

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 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 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. 

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 

Recommended Refreshment – HSE, other relevant codes of practice or industry card scheme criteria recommend that the candidate completes a refresher of his/her training (i.e. to ensure their knowledge and/or skills are up to date) every 5 years. 

Approval Date 

March 2020 

Review Cycle 

Recommended Refresher – HSE, other relevant codes of practice or industry card scheme criteria recommend that the candidate completes a refresher of his/her training (i.e. to ensure their knowledge and/or skills are up to date) every 5 years. 

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: 

Additional Guidance to Support Learning Outcome 

Explain the Health & Safety At Work Act  

 

Describe PUWER & WAH Regulations  

 

Recognition of Safe Equipment  

 

Safe Systems of Work  

 

PPE Requirements 

 

Maintain & use 

 

Store & Transport  

 

Pre & Off Hire Checks 

 

Safe Handling Techniques 

 

Protect the Public  

 

Inspect & Record