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Tool hire product awareness training (THPAT) - MEWPs and mobile tower


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to train candidates in the hire sector to operate and demonstrate operation, and select accessories relating to Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mobile Tower 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 to operate and demonstrate operation, and select accessories relating to Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mobile Tower hire fleet assets.

Scope:

  • MEWP - Scissor and boom categories
  • MEWP - hand operated units
  • portable access tower systems - alloy and glass reinforced polymer (GRP).

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.

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 Provision of Work Equipment Regulations

Work at Height

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
Select appropriate equipment for work tasks Examples of machines / components to demonstrate
Examine machines and components for damage and faults Examples of machines / components to demonstrate

Manufacturer’s instructions /  checklist technical specifications
Identify correct siting and levelling for stability Examples of machines / components to demonstrate

Manufacturer’s instructions /  checklist technical specifications
Operate MEWPs to full range including emergency descent Examples of machines / components to demonstrate

Manufacturer’s instructions /  checklist technical specifications

http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/mewp.htm
Perform MEWPs shutdown procedures Examples of machines / components to demonstrate

Manufacturer’s instructions /  checklist technical specifications
Prepare equipment for hire Examples of machines / components to demonstrate

Manufacturer’s instructions /  checklist technical specifications
Assemble a section of a mobile tower Refer to HAE Safety Instruction Leaflet No:-

1201 Mobile Access Towers – Alloy and GRP
Dismantle towers correctly Refer to HAE Safety Instruction Leaflet No:-

1201 Mobile Access Towers – Alloy and GRP<
Complete a demonstration record and prepare equipment for hire  
Inspect and record hire details  

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