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COSHH for road marking operatives


Overview
The purpose of this course is to ensure road marking operatives have a relevant understanding of COSHH relating to the specialist materials used in the road marking industry.

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of this course is to ensure road marking operatives have a relevant understanding of COSHH relating to the specialist materials used in the road marking industry.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • a brief overview of the law
  • definitions of hazard and risk 
  • explain the duties of the employer and the employee
  • to demonstrate the difference between MSDS and a COSHH assessment
  • establish the priorities of action when dealing with spills
  • to explain the importance of recording evidence after a spill
  • explain the correct manner of disposing of waste materials correctly

Note: Due to the specialist nature of the road marking industry and the materials used this standard aims to ensure operatives understand the inherent dangers and how to mitigate against spillages.

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, knowledge of terminology and techniques of road marking activities 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

The following methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom

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 training.

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/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

The candidate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome
A brief overview of the law
Classroom presentations

Course handouts

Case study and knowledge test.
Definitions of hazard and risk 
Explain the duties of the employer and the employee
To demonstrate the difference between MSDS and a COSHH assessment
Establish the priorities of action when dealing with spills.
To explain the importance of recording evidence after a spill
Explain the correct manner of disposing of waste materials correctly

Additional information

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Working with substances hazardous to health. A brief guide to COSHH

Guide to PPE at Work Regulations 1992

Standards and markings for personal protective equipment

Safe use of work equipment (PUWER)

Driving at work: Managing work-related road safety

Work related road safety

Driving at work: Managing work-related road safety

Useful road related links

Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA)

Roadside precautions

Risk assessment

Workplace health, safety and welfare

Workplace transport safety

Parking 

A guide to workplace transport safety

Vehicles at work

Safe driving: loading & unloading

Legislation

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

The PPE at Work Regulations 1992

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER ) (1998 UK 1999 NI)

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996

Fire Precautions and Workplace Regulations 1997

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR ) 1995

Standards

https://www.bsigroup.com/

BS EN 1436:2007+A1:2008 Road marking materials. Road marking performance for road users

BS EN 1424:1998 Road marking materials. Premix glass beads

BS EN 1423:2012 Road marking materials. Drop on materials. Glass beads, antiskid aggregates and mixes

BS EN 1463-1:2009 Road marking materials. Retroreflecting road studs. Initial performance requirements

BS EN 1463-2:2000 Road marking materials. Retroreflecting road studs. Road test performance spec’ns

BS EN 1463-3. Road marking materials. Part 3. Active road studs

BS EN 1790:2013 Road marking materials. Preformed road markings

BS EN 1871:2000 Road marking materials. Physical properties

BS EN 1871. Road marking materials. Paint, thermoplastic and cold plastic materials. Specifications

BS 3262-3:1989 Hot-applied thermoplastic road marking materials. Specification to apply to road surfaces

Government guides

Licensing

Highways

Tax MOT insurance

The Highway Code for England, Scotland and Wales

The Highway Code for Northern Ireland

Standards for Highways

Books and guides

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