Managing and coordinating plant


Overview
This standard is for the training of candidates who manage and coordinate construction plant so that they have the skills and knowledge to effectively manage the application and movement of various plant and equipment types, and to ensure compliance with current legislation and good practice.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 5 days of 6 learning hours per day

Purpose/scope

The purpose of this standard is to give candidates who manage and coordinate construction plant the skills and knowledge to effectively manage the application and movement of various plant and equipment types, and to ensure compliance with current legislation and good practice.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • key principles for planning plant operations on site
  • onsiderations when managing plant on site
  • methods used to produce plant risk assessments
  • how to select plant for specific tasks
  • key principles for managing safe plant working areas on site
  • managing plant throughout a project life cycle.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard is relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate prerequisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However candidates who have successfully completed the CITB Health Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals may find this 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 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:

  • classroom

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more theoretical learning

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

Health & Safety Executive (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

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the training, the candidate should be able to demonstrate the following behaviours and/or practise what they have learnt.

Learning outcomesAdditional guiance to support learning outcomes

Outline key responsibilities for managing plant for managers on-site

 
Describe key principles for planning plant operations on-site

Using examples from demolition, groundworks or erection of a new steel-framed building etc.

Describe considerations when using plant on site

Using examples from demolition, groundworks or erection of a new steel-framed building etc.

Outline key considerations in selecting plant for specific tasks  
Describe how legislation affects the management, use and movement of plant
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
Explain the methodology used in the production of risk assessments
Risk - Controlling the risks in the workplace

Produce risk assessments for plant

 Risk - Controlling the risks in the workplace

Describe principles for managing the setting up and running of safe working areas

 

Describe how plant can be managed throughout a project life cycle

 

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