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Apprenticeship training course

Lifting equipment technician (level 3)

Repair, maintain, modify, inspect, test, install and assemble lifting equipment to ensure its suitability and safety for a continued period of service.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£12,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Use knowledge, experience and judgement to undertake inspections/examinations in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and guidelines and industry standards
  • Estimate time required to complete a task
  • Identify components that require repair, replacement or discard and diagnose faults
  • Repair or replace component parts in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines and industry standards
  • Assemble, dismantle and reassemble new and used lifting equipment
  • Complete routine maintenance on items of lifting equipment in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, guidelines and industry standards
  • Manufacture/assemble steel wire rope sling in accordance with the applicable and current EN, BS, or ISO manufacturing standards (or other standard specified by the client) and techniques or specifications
  • Measure and assess wear tolerances and deformation in line with manufacturer instructions/guidance and industry standard
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, schematic parts diagrams, load charts and technical specifications
  • Research information using hard copy and digital formats, e.g. referring to LOLER, manufacturers specifications, standards
  • Log and record work activities and prepare reports, such as a Report of Thorough Examination, Examination Defect Report, timesheets
  • Identify and use tools and measuring devices required for a task, for example verniers, load cells, tape measure, steel rule
  • Maintain a clean, tidy and safe working area
  • Apply company quality control measures
  • Apply knowledge of lifting equipment to appropriately guide customers in the selection of lifting equipment for the task
  • Work in accordance with Safe Systems of Work and apply control measures as required (such as Health and Safety at Work Act, Working at Height, Risk Assessment and Method Statements)
  • Apply safe manual handling techniques
  • Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Identify and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Develop safe systems of work, including risk assessments and method statements, Specifying manpower required, Specifying qualifications, training and experience requirements, Identifying safe methods of access and transportation, Identifying correct PPE for the task, Specifying work location and environment, plant, machinery, tools and equipment, Identifying the applicable statutory and customer safety standards that must be complied with
  • Identify toxic and hazardous substances and environments and apply control measures
  • Dispose of equipment, components and substances in accordance with environmental regulations, industry standards and company policy
  • Control and manage spills
  • Perform different types of tests to verify lifting equipment, eg light load test, proof load, function test
  • Use lifting equipment safely
  • Install lifting equipment in accordance with manufacturers' specification and industry working practices
  • Mark lifting equipment in accordance with industrial standards

Full information on Lifting equipment technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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