Post-tensioning theory and practice refresher


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to refresh and update Post-Tensioning practitioners in the theory and practice of installation of post-tensioning materials and techniques of pre-stressing by post-tensioning. The training would cover changes within the sector since completing the Post-tensioning Theory and Practice training.

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 refresh and update Post-Tensioning practitioners in the theory and practice of installation of post-tensioning materials and techniques of pre-stressing by post-tensioning.  The training would cover changes within the sector since completing the Post-tensioning Theory and Practice training.

Scope:

  • review of changes within the last five years:
  • materials
  • equipment
  • processes and procedures
  • technical developments, specifications, material and component standards, European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAG) etc.
  • potential problems:
  • CARES: issues, concerns and ideas
  • best practice
  • procedures, testing, records
  • operating anomalies and possible corrective measures
  • quality control during installation and during tensioning operations 

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

Candidates must have completed training to the “post-tensioning theory and practice” standard within the past 5 years to attend this programme.

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 5 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.

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 and 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

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.

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Describe significant changes in the sector within the last five years to:

  • materials
  • equipment
  • processes and procedures
  • technical developments, specifications, material and component standards, European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAG) etc.

 

Potential problems

Describe the CARES perspective:

  • issues
  • concerns
  • ideas.

 

Quality control during installation and during tensioning operations

Describe operating anomalies and suggest possible corrective measures

 

Procedures, testing, records

Describe best practice within the sector

Additional information

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

PPE

PUWER

COSHH 

RIDDOR

LOLER

CDM

Manual handling

Noise 

Hand-arm vibration

Electrical

Legislation

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/
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.

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