This course is designed to give plant-based operatives who may have limited experience, knowledge and understanding to fulfil the roll as a cable drum and winch operator and be able to effectively position and set up a cable drum and winch for cabling operations in accordance with company and manufacturer procedures and instructions and to demonstrate a safety conscious approach to the control of hazards associated with the work.
How to identify and safely access and egress underground and overhead work areas e.g. using safety documentation, risk assessments, method statements
How to select, inspect and use personal protective equipment for work on or near underground and overhead power circuits and structures
The dangers of electricity and how an electric shock can be received including - direct contact, induced /impressed voltage, arcing
The purpose and method of earthing overhead line conductors for carrying out winching operations under conductors
How to leave a drum / winch work area in a safe and secure condition
Multiple choice and written questions plus onsite assessment.
Once the delegate has successfully completed the course and assessment, the results will be submitted to the awarding body and cards will be issued to the delegate in due course.
Certification for this course is valid for 3 years from the date of training. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the assessment before the expiry date on your card.
There are no formal entry requirements however a basic level of written and spoken English is required.