Handling materials in woodworking


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge and skills to handle woodworking materials safely.

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge and skills to handle woodworking materials safely.

The scope of this standard includes:

  • manual handling principles
  • selecting safe routes for moving woodworking materials
  • selecting and using suitable lifting equipment
  • selecting appropriate PPE for handling woodworking materials
  • appropriate lifting techniques
  • risk assessments

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of manual handling terminology and techniques 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 as a fitter
  • 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 to 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
  • e-learning
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning
  • workplace

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theory learning.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, the trainer must be satisfied that the candidate has achieved all of the learning outcomes.

Quality assurance

Assured

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

There is no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

December 2019

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of manual handling
  • Select safe routes for moving woodworking materials
  • Select and use suitable lifting equipment for handling woodworking materials
  • Selecting and use appropriate PPE for handling woodworking materials
  • Select and apply appropriate lifting techniques for handling woodworking materials
  • Describe how to carry out a manual handling risk assessment

Additional information about this standard

For more information contact the British Woodworking Federation