Thermoplastic operational safety


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to provide knowledge and skills for safely using thermoplastic line marking materials, tools, and equipment; including vehicle, machine, and manual methods.

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 provide knowledge and skills for safely using thermoplastic line marking materials, tools, and equipment; including vehicle, machine, and manual methods.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • thermoplastic: types, uses, benefits, and issues
  • thermoplastic: vehicles, machines, torches, tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • hazards, risks, and controls, of: vehicles, machines, torches, and paint
  • operating manuals for: vehicles, machines, and torches
  • safety data sheets (SDS) for thermoplastic chemicals and materials
  • how to store and handle thermoplastic road marking paint
  • how to operate thermoplastic marking: vehicles, machines, and torches
  • how to operate gas torches
  • how to store and handle pressurised gas bottles
  • emergency responses for: vehicles, machines, torches, gas bottles, and spills
  • how to remove thermoplastic road markings
  • how to perform pre-use safety checks for: vehicles, machines, and torches
  • how to prepare and set up: vehicles, machines, and torches
  • how to clean and maintain: vehicles, machines, and torches
  • first aid for thermoplastic-related emergency response.

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft to level 2
  • supervision. 

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, it would be beneficial if candidates had experience in thermoplastic road marking operations.

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:

  • practical training: off the job simulated environment (not on the roads)
  • theory training: classroom, e-learning, or a combination.

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.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.

Learning should include at least 50% of learning activities to suit scenario examples, and simulated practical examples.

Operation of equipment and vehicles must be off the road, closely-supervised, in a closed-access area, away from pedestrians and other vehicles.

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical training.

Assessment

Methods of assessment considered appropriate for training delivered against this standard are:

  • practical assessment: off the job simulated environment
  • theory assessment: classroom, e-learning, or a combination.

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

Non-mandatory refresher every 3 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 thermoplastic: types, uses, benefits, and issues

Classroom presentations

Course handouts

Practical and knowledge test.

 

Describe thermoplastic: vehicles, machines, torches, tools, equipment, and PPE

Describe hazards, risks, and controls, of: vehicles, machines, torches, and paint

Describe safety-related information in operating manuals for: vehicles, machines, and torches
Find and interpret safety data sheets (SDS) for thermoplastic chemicals and materials
Safely store and handle thermoplastic road marking paint
Safely operate thermoplastic marking: vehicles, machines, and torches
Safely operate gas torches
Safely store and handle pressurised gas bottles
Describe emergency responses for: vehicles, machines, torches, gas bottles, and spills
Safely remove thermoplastic road markings
Perform pre-use safety checks for: vehicles, machines, and torches
Safely prepare and set up: vehicles, machines, and torches
Safely clean and maintain: vehicles, machines, and torches
Describe thermoplastic related emergency first aid measures

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

Gas torch safety from the HSE

Gas and oxy-gas welding or brazing (guide)

Guide to PPE at Work Regulations 1992

Asphyxiation hazards in welding and allied processes

Safe use of compressed gases in welding, flame cutting and allied processes

Safety in gas welding, cutting and similar processes

COSHH essentials for welding, hot work and allied processes

Health and safety toolbox: fire safety

Health and safety toolbox: gas safety

Safe use of oxy-propane preheating torches

Approved code of practice and guidance. Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres

Controlling fire and explosion risks in the workplace

Fire and explosion

Hazardous area classification and control of ignition sources

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.

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