Hire Industry Specific On Site Training

Staff Induction - Hire
Designed to assist employers in meeting their legal responsibilities in ensuring hire staff are aware of basic health and safety requirements. This course concentrates on the employees responsibilities by presenting a basic awareness of their role in complying with display equipment, workstations, PPE, manual handling, coshh, fire, signage company Health & Safety policies etc, specific to the hire environment. This is an awareness course for new starters or can be used as a refresher program

Hire Backup Staff
This course is designed specifically for delivery, stand in or backup hire staff, where staff are not required to undertake maintenance, repairs or full hire duties, but do need to undertake pre hire, and off hire checks, as well as demonstrate equipment to hirers at point of delivery. The course covers a general range of equipment and plant and is bespoke to client needs.

Hire Procedures (Practical Applications)
This course will enable staff and supervisors to complete the checks and basic maintenance required to ensure equipment is supplied in an as new condition, in addition the course will include practical elements relating to the correct procedures for compliance in respect of the equipment within the Hire fleet.

Health & Safety in Equipment Hire (Awareness)
The hire industry by its nature and operations probably has a higher Health & safety compliance requirement than almost other industries. With most hire companies you deal with both the general public and business to business clients who by their variance of operations can have a working environment from public events, to major construction sites and private houses. The hire industry must ensure that its hire fleet is supplied in an as new condition. This course will give both staff and management an overview of their responsibilities and the systems and policies in place to ensure compliance.

Lift Truck Hire
Usually based on the Rough Terrain, or Telescopic lift truck, this course is designed to instruct hire staff in the legal requirements and ability to meet these in hiring Lift Trucks. These machines probably have one of the highest levels of legeslative requirements placed on them.

Loading and Securing
To establish and develop the candidates appreciation and knowledge of Health & Safety with a deeper understanding within those areas relevant to the safe loading securing and transportation of hire equipment. Incorrectly loaded vehicles are not only unsafe, but can lead to damaged vehicles, injured staff and of course breaches of the road traffic act especially insecure load.

Small Plant Hire
The hire of small plant has particular requirements as this equipment is used by a wide spectrum of users. This course is designed to enable hire staff to inspect, test and record the safety of small plant. This includes mini dumpers, skip loaders, driven barrows etc.

Abrasive Wheels Hire Industry
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the Abrasive Wheels regulations and the hire of this equipment under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Instructing delegates in all aspects of correct hire procedures, basic maintenance, service inspections, pre and off hire checks, recording requirements and the correct mounting, setting and use of Abrasive Wheels.

PAT Testing - Hire
Portable Appliance Testing, or PAT Testing as it is better known is the examination of electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use.To meet the Regulatory Requirements of a Hire Business. This course is designed for persons who are (or will be) appointed within a hire environment to test electrical equipment to prove electrical safety. The course will cover checking, testing, labelling & recording to enable the candidate to become confident and competent in visual inspections, and the use of portable appliance testers.

Battery Care & Maintenance
Correct care and maintenance of a traction and / or power batteries can ensure best use, longevity and efficiency are achieved. With the cost of an average forklift battery being a third of a new trucks purchase price it makes sense to look after this investment as well as the safety of operators who will be exposed to battery acid, possible electrocution etc. A correctly cared for traction battery will give good service for 20 years, an abused battery will often expire just after the warranty period.

Harness Inspection - Hire
This course is designed to instruct Hire delegates in the correct inspection regime and methods of inspecting safety harnesses and associated equipment across differing environments for working at height, as an in company appointed person. The Course is specifically designed for any person who is involved with hiring out this, and the associated equipment.

Slinger Signaller - Hire
Slinging Hire Equipment requires particular skills due to the nature of the equipment being lifted. This course is designed to instruct candidates in the correct and safe methods of slinging loads for a range of Hire equipment and ensuring communication between banksman and lifter to LOLER & PUWER Regulations.

Falls From Vehicles - Hire
In the UK 1000s are seriously injured every year as a result of falling from a vehicle. Many of these injuries are broken arms or legs. Some are more serious injurys and some result in Death! Within Hire, and the diversity if the operations, the most common area of the vehicle for people to fall from is the load area, followed by entering / exiting the cab. You dont have to fall far to land hard! Working At Height applies equally to working on a vehicles / trailers etc. In law, work at height means work in any place where a person could fall a distance likely to cause personal injury if no precautions are taken.

Manual Handling Hire Specific
This fully certificated course is designed to instruct hire staff in the correct and safe methods of manual handling for the hire environment. The nature of the hire industry is different to any other in respect of manual handling and different techniques for handling equipment is paramount. On site course will be tailored to the working environment, as well as the specific programme as described in the Manual Handling regulations.

Lifting Equipment - Manual - Hire
The hire of lifting equipment has additional legislative requirements, LOLER regulations play a major part in this in addition to legislation that applies across all hire equipment. This course is designed to enable hire staff to identify safe and unsafe equipment, carry out basic maintenance, undertake pre and off hire checks of basic lifting equipment and complete recording systems as appropriate. This includes engine hoists, materials elevators, plasterboard lifters, load lifters, slings, chains, small manual cranes, block & tackle etc.

Brush Cutter - ICE Hand Held Equipment - Hire
This course is designed to cover Brush Cutters, Hedge Trimmers, Blowers and any other hand held ICE machines, providing an understanding of the HASAWA regulations, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 instructing delegates in all aspects of the correct basic maintenance, preparation, testing, hiring, demonstrations and recording requirements.

Chainsaw - Hire
Possibly the most dangerous machine in hire, this course is designed to provide an understanding of the HASAWA regulations, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the HSG48 instructing delegates in all aspects of the correct basic maintenance, preparation, testing, hiring, demonstrations for both timber and construction chainsaws.

Cartridge & IC Fixing Tools (Hilti, Paslode)
As well as being one of the mainstay tools for construction, this type of equipment is becoming more & more popular through the success of TV DIY & gardening programmes, however this can also be one of the more dangerous pieces of hire equipment, these versatile tools have particular properties that require very thorough examinations and testing. This course is designed to instruct delegates in all aspects of the correct preparation, testing and hiring of this equipment.

Cabinet & Forced Air Heaters
Based on the LPGA GN2 (Cabinet Heater Servicing), the HSE L56 (Gas Systems & Appliances) and the Gas Safety Regulations this course is designed to encompass the requirements for tool hire companies to supply equipment in a safe as new condition. By the end of the course delegates will be able to.

Access Towers Hire Industry
Mobile Towers, AKA Scaffold Towers, Alloy Towers etc are an integral part of the hire industry. These structures are a key item for working at heights. This course instructs hire staff in the correct inspection, supply and safe handling of Towers incorporating PUWER, WAH, MHASAWA, Lead Body and Manufacturers recommendations and guides.

Harness inspection courses can be incorporated within this course

This is not an operators course, see seperate course information.

Safe Storage, Handling & Transporting of LPG
This course is designed to encompass the myriad of legislation applying to the safe handling; storage and transportation of LPG in cylinders for the hire industry. Based on the LP Gas Associations (LPGA) codes of practice 7 and 27. LPGA Code 7 covers the storage of cylinders and updates and merges three training bases, all of which are now superseded. LPGA Code 27 has been drawn up in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive. It takes account of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations 1996 which came into force on the 1st September 1996 with amendments in 1998 and 1999 and other relevant legislation.

MEWP Hire
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the HASAWA regulations and particularly the Provision and Use of Work Equipment and LOLER Regulations. Instructing delegates in all aspects of the correct preparation, inspections, off and pre hire checks, demonstrating, testing and hiring of this equipment including scissor lift (AKA Flying carpHSCS) and articulated boom (AKA Cherry Picker)types. Harness inspection can also be incorporated in this course - see separate course details (Harness Inspection)

This is not an operators course, please see separate course information for operators.

Mobile Plant Loading & Transporting - Small Equipment
Many fatal accidents have occurred within the Hire Industry related to the transporting of small mobile plant. This course is designed to teach delegates the correct procedure for the safe loading securing and unloading of common mobile plant found in tool hire. Loading and unloading refers to placing the plant on to a trailer or transporter vehicle, transporting the plant and removing it from the trailer / transporter safely. This course includes basic operator handling skills, inspection, hire documentation and recording procedures for the plant in question.

Safe Hire Of Ladders & Low Level Staging
To train hire staff in the correct procedures for the safe hire of Ladders and Low Level Staging within the PUWER regulations, Working at Height Regulations and to Industry Lead Body requirements for compliance at all levels.

This course can be incorporated with the Access Tower Hire course and full operator training is also available.

Mobile Plant Loading & Transporting - Large Equipment
Many accidents have occurred within the Hire Industry related to the transporting of larger mobile plant. This course is designed to teach delegates the correct procedure for the safe loading securing and unloading of larger mobile plant found in hire. Loading and unloading refers to placing the plant on to a transporter vehicle, or articulated trailer, transporting the plant and removing it from the trailer / transporter safely. This course includes basic operator handling skills, pre and off hire inspection, hire documentation and recording procedures for the plant in question.