A20 a,b,c Hoist

The Hoist - CPCS Code A20 a,b,c course will train you to:

ensure you or your employee have the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to use Hoists safely and efficiently.

The course and assessment will include;

  • Preparing the machine for work
  • Ensuring the platform sited correctly
  • ·Pre-start and running checks including all relevant certification
  • Code of signals agreed with relevant personnel
  • Emergency lowering and limit switches checked for correct function
  • Ensured hoist-way is clear
  • Appropriate use of PPE
  • Accessing given positions up to the hoist’s maximum working height
  • Accessing point assessed for proximity hazards
  • Correct method of entry/exit of hoist
  • Gates closed fully prior to travel
  • Full observation prior to and during travel
  • Keeping within hoist’s SWL
  • Controls used in correct order
  • Loading materials or personnel and unloading or discharging at a given position
  • Materials stowed securely
  • Personnel guided in/out correctly (where applicable)
  • Placing the machine out-of-service