This course is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work in the licencing class of Personnel and Materials Hoist Operation.
This course is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work in the licencing class of Personnel and Materials Hoist Operation. This course will give participants the necessary skills to operate a builder’s hoist in which personnel, goods and/or materials may be hoisted, and which comprises a car, structure, machinery or other equipment associated with the hoist, and which may be a cantilever hoist, a tower hoist or a multiple winch operation. Included in this definition are situations where winches may be configured to operate as hoists for the transportation of personnel for licensing purposes.
Duration: 2 days – depending on experience the course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame.
Assessment methods: Theory Assessment & Calculations (closed book) and Practical
- Commonwealth, state or territory OHS legislation, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for the hoist class
- Accurately record and maintain information
- Communication techniques in the workplace
- Conduct personnel and materials hoist operations
- Operate emergency brake and decent system
- Hazards associated with the operation of the personnel and materials hoist are identified
- Inspect personnel and materials hoist equipment
- Communication skills at a level sufficient to communicate with other site personnel
- Verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response.
- Weight of the load is determined from labels, markings or load paperwork
- Read and comprehend manufacturer’s instructions, procedures and safety signs
- Hoist operations and operating techniques
- Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control
- Materials safety data sheets and requirements for safe movement of materials
- Organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures
- Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
- Rated capacity and working load limits
- Typical routine problems encountered in the operation of a personnel and materials hoist, inspection techniques and adjustments required for correction.
After successful completion of your course you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment stating the unit of competency achieved & a Worksafe Notice of Assessment which will immediately entitle you to perform work until you receive your High Risk Work Licence (valid for 60 days).
- You must be 18 years of age or over
- Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to perform the assessment and complete calculations
- Have the necessary health and fitness to carry out the work safely
- Ability to wear a safety harness rated to 160 kg
- Current Working at Heights certificate