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Plant Operations Awareness

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Plant Operations Awareness

About The Course

The purpose of this plant operations awareness course is to provide candidates with the knowledge regarding potential hazards associated with construction plant during their normal operations and movements, this includes the importance of vehicle and pedestrian segregation and the planning for provision for health and safety during these operations, the course will cover content to assist in mitigating the risk from a range of associated plant.

Who should attend

This plant safety course is suitable for operatives, supervisors and managers who may be required to work in close proximity of construction plant for site operations during various site activities, this may include the loading/unloading of vehicles or working platforms, excavations, lifting operations, transportation of materials and resources.


This is a classroom-based and on-site course with theoretical group exercises. This course can be adapted to suit the client’s requirements. Training can be delivered on site using the client’s training room or at a convenient, suitable location.

Max Delegates
: 12
Duration : 3 – 4 Hours

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of safe practices during plant/vehicle operations to minimise the risk to the workforce and identify hazards and risks associated through non-compliance with procedures, also be able to assess the risks and take appropriate action required, this includes current legislation and guidance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training, delegates will be able to
Identify roles and responsibilities for safe operations
Describe regulatory requirements and guidance associated with plant operations
Identify plant types, limitations, hazards and stability factors
Describe types of workplace hazards and causes of accidents
Describe risk control measures
Identify effective communication methods and reporting lines


Below is a brief overview of the content of the training:
Legal responsibilities associated with plant operations
Identification of hazards, causes and accidents with varying plant/vehicles
Workplace segregation procedures
Safe working practices when working close to plant movements
Hand signals for plant operations
Risk assessments – identification of Risk and Control measures
Reporting procedures
Theory test
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CITB Grants
Not Eligible for Grant

Workforce Skills Support has CITB Approved status delivering CITB Assured Courses as listed in the Construction Training Directory. We are recognised by CITB as well as the British Construction Industry as a training provider who can deliver good quality training that meets the industry approved standards. We are part of the CITB’s automated grant payments system, making it easier for employers to book courses with us for their workers and be reimbursed for it.

Please note: There is a cap on how many times an employer can claim a Short duration course achievement grant. The link directs you to the CITB website for information on the amount of claims allowed based on your last levy return.

If a candidate has been paid grant for a particular course in a lifetime, they will not be eligible for grant again for the same course, unless it has specific refresher standards published on the short duration course register.

If refresher course standards do exist for a particular course, then only one refresher is grant eligible in a lifetime for each candidate.
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