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Hand Trolley Controller

Hand Trolley Controller course is no longer run under the NCCA Sentinel Scheme. However, we can deliver the training as an in-house course.

Hand Trolley Controller Course Duration:

1/2 Day

Hand Trolley Controller Course Venue

Abercynon or Customer's Own Site

Who Should Attend the Hand Trolley Controller Course

This module is designed to train persons who are responsible for controlling the use of Hand Trolleys when used on Network Rail managed infrastructure. It is designed to develop a person's knowledge, understanding and skills in the safe use of hand trolleys as defined in standards and is therefore particularly suited to persons required to prove their competence in these areas.
Before attending this training, a person should have successfully completed function specific induction training (eg, Track, Signalling, Electrification), hold a current Sentinel Track Safety Card and worked on the track infrastructure for at least one month.
A safety helmet, full PPE including trousers, safety footwear and gloves is also required.

Objectives of the Hand Trolley Controller Course

  • Carry out the necessary preparations in line with work requirements
  • Complete appropriate visual checks including close visual inspection of the braking system and manual tests to ensure that the hand trolley is in a safe and usable condition, suitable for task and any required certification/calibration is valid and current.
  • Identify wear and defects that may prevent safe and proper use of the hand trolley
  • Select and use personal protective equipment appropriate to using a hand trolley
  • Control and operate the hand trolley safely taking account of the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Understand what safe systems are required to be put in place prior to the hand trolley being placed on the track, including the safe and approved method of working to be employed to ensure the safety of others.

Content of the Hand Trolley Controller Course

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Pre-use checks
  • Safe use of hand trolley
  • Practical session

Learning Approach for the Hand Trolley Controller Course

Tutor led classroom sessions. The course includes practical activities conducted in a safe working environment where they will be able to demonstrate the actions that require to be taken. Manual handling will take place so all delegates must have knowledge of manual handling operations.

Features of the Hand Trolley Controller Course

During the training, delegates will demonstrate that they:

  • Have the underpinning knowledge to be able to control and use Hand Trolleys safely and effectively in line with current industry stan
  • Can complete appropriate visual checks and manual tests
  • Can assemble the Hand Trolley safely and effectively in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
  • Can use the Hand Trolley safely and effectively in accordance with Network Rail Standards and COP 18 M&EE Group
  • The training will be followed by written and practical assessments

On successful completion of the activities, a Statement of Achievement will be issued to the delegate by the trainer/assessor

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