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Plant and Equipment

We are committed to making sure that all plant operatives are competent and qualified to perform in a safe and secure manner. In October 2008, 20 of our employees were trained through the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS), receiving various plant qualifications including those listed below.

Plant & Equipment Yard

 

Telescopic Handler

Qualification involves demonstration of the following:

Understands the standard code of signals

  • Can direct the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights by giving clear signals
  • Establish and communicate to the crane operator the weight and dimensions of loads
  • Can spot potential hazards and knows how to overcome them
  • Can determine the serviceability, maintenance and storage of lifting tackle
  • Can select the appropriate lifting tackle and can attach and detach it safely

Slinger Signaller Banksman

Qualification involves demonstration of the following:

  • A knowledge of basic slinging methods and where to obtain information and guidance on the approved methods of slinging
  • Understand the requirements of HASAW Act 1974, PUWER 1998 and LOLER 1998
  • Become competent in carrying out pre-use inspection of lifting accessories
  • Candidates will be able to identify the hazards associated with lifting operations
  • Become competent in selecting the correct equipment and safe method of slinging for loads commonly encountered in construction
  • Become competent in planning and performing a lifting operation using safe practices as laid down in Health and Safety legislation and literature