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Preparing and Operating Hoists During Installation Activities in the Workplace

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in preparing and operating hoists during installation activities in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Interpret the given information relating to the use of hoists during installation activities.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules and manufacturers' information.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
  • 1.3 - State the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.
  • 1.4 - Describe different types of information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to:
    - drawings, specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information, method statements, risk assessments and guidance applicable to hoist operations.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when operating hoists during installation activities.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
  • 2.2 - Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.
  • 2.3 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when operating hoists during installation activities.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely and carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to hoist installation operations, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.3 - State how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other particular task-related hazards.
4 Comply with the given contract information to prepare and operate hoists during installation activities, to the required specification.
  • 4.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing and operating hoists during installation activities:
    - checking, adjusting, operating, communicating, manoeuvring and positioning.
  • 4.2 - Prepare and operate hoists in the workplace to given working instructions whilst engaging in installation activities.
  • 4.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, the typical hazards, follow procedures, how problems are reported and the authority needed to rectify, to:
    - identify the characteristics of the hoist that is to be installed, erected, altered or dismantled
    - carry out pre-use checks
    - prepare, set up, check and adjust for operational requirements, safety and security
    - carry out functional and operational checks
    - confirm hoist and equipment stability and security
    - shut down and secure the hoist.
  • 4.4 - Use ancillary equipment and machinery.
  • 4.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when preparing for and operating hoist during installation activities.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.
Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.
This unit must be assessed against one of the following endorsements:
- Hoists - rack and pinion goods
- Hoists - passenger/goods combined
- Hoists - rope operated goods
- Hoists - transport platform

Qualifications offering this unit

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