CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry
Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours
Purpose: This standard covers the training needed to supervise post-tensioning operations.
- pre-installation requirements – materials, equipment, personnel, quality plan, risk assessments, method statements etc.
- specifications, design code and guidelines, execution standards
- quality assurance
- material and component standards (relevant to post tensioning installation), European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAG)
- storage and handling of materials (ducts, anchorages, wedges, tensile elements, filling materials and accessories)
- measuring devices, calibrating
- procedures, testing, records
- potential problems: ducts and anchorages, cable layout, tensioning
- quality control during installation and during tensioning operations
- inspection – external, internal, critical points, hold points
- on-site maintenance of equipment
- operating anomalies and possible corrective measures.
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):
- management and leadership.
Candidates must have successfully completed a course run to the standard post tensioning theory and practice within the last 12 months.
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 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 delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:
- a blend of classroom and e-learning.
This standard is considered to contain 51% or more theoretical learning.
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 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.
Recommended refreshment – 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.
Either on request or 3 years from approval date.
The candidate will be able to:
Additional guidance to support learning outcome
Comply with pre-installation requirements
e.g. materials, equipment, personnel, quality plan, risk assessments, method statements
Operate the quality assurance framework
Including: outline specifications, design code and guidelines, execution standards, material and component standards relevant to PT installation, ETAG(S)
Store and handle materials
|e.g. ducts, anchorages, wedges, tensile elements, filling materials and accessories
|Use and calibrate measuring devices
|Procedures, testing, records
|Describe potential problems and mitigations
||Ducts and anchorages, cable layout, tensioning
|Quality control during installation and during tensioning operations
||external, internal, critical points, hold points
|Maintain equipment on-site
|Describe operating anomalies and possible corrective measures
UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES)
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guides
Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Health and safety in construction
Personal protective equipment a brief guide
Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) 1974
The Work at Height Regulations (WHR) 2005
Work at Height (Amended) 2007
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Regulations 2002
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) (1998 UK 1999 NI)
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH )2002
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR ) 1995
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 as amended 2002
Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.