Description

To provide thorough practical and theoretical construction plant training in operating a mechanical hoist (either passenger/goods, good or both).

 

Course Content
      • Describe the nature of this sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant/equipment operator.
      • Name and explain the purpose of principle hoist components, the basic construction, controls, and terminology.
      • Confirm competence in line with the manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
      • Check the stability, alignment and all-round safety before use.
      • Ensure that the relevant hoistway protection mechanism is in position before use.
      • Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification.
      • Undertake all the hoist’s pre-use and on-going running checks.
      • Check the emergency lowering functions.
      • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other construction site hazards.
      • Load and unload materials following official manual handling requirements.
      • Prepare the hoist for the required load(s) and/or passengers.
      • Operate the plant machinery to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded.
      • Comply with signals and instructions.
      • Explain the hoist’s working limitations.
      • Place the plant equipment in an out-of-service condition, isolate it and secure it.

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