SA021 – Pole Vehicle Safety

When attending this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed for undertaking the safety checks required on pole vehicles before they can be used.

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    Overview

    Who is the SA021 - Pole Vehicle Safety course for?

    The SA021 - Pole Vehicle Safety qualification is aimed at those who are involved in the telecommunications industry working on the network including suppliers and contractors.

    What will I learn?

    On successful completion of the SA021 - Pole Vehicle Safety course, delegates will have the knowledge and skills in the safety checks required on pole vehicles. This includes how to identify faults and non-compliance as well as how to inspect components to check they are functioning correctly. Other objectives of the course include how to carry out pre-start checks and how to report any instances where servicing activities cannot be met. Delegates will be introduced to hazards and potential risks involved with operating pole vehicles and how to comply with health and safety legislation.

    Streetworks

    Please be aware the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.

    This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on site, and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.

    Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site is required to hold a valid Street Works card.

    Course Content

    You will be assessed, via your practical and theory assessment, on the following criteria:

    • Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety and other relevant regulations and guidelines
    • Carry out basic checks on the vehicle including as appropriate: visual, function, leaks, security, defect reports, condition and serviceability
    • Explain the importance of making accurate records of the results of safety checks and interpreting them correctly
    • Explain workplace procedures and policies for vehicle assessment and acceptable vehicle condition
    • Carry out basic checks of systems and components required to identify damage, wear, corrosion and security
    • Confirm the correct operation of vehicle systems and vehicle condition
    • Carry out a range of activities relevant to vehicle servicing, including as appropriate: replenishment, replacement, adjustment, settings, tensions, pressure, wear and levels
    • Describe appropriate personal and vehicle protective equipment (PPE)
    • Outline the common malfunctions that can be identified from operational checks and tests
    • State the importance of reporting defects and discrepancies to tools and equipment held on the vehicle
    • Explain the implications of failing to carry out vehicle safety checks correctly
    • Complete pre-use checks e.g. coolant, oil, fuel, tyres, lights and indicators
    • Complete pre-driving checks, e.g. security (equipment and passengers), vision (mirrors windscreen and windows), driving position
    • Complete designated carried equipment checks
    • Complete motion checks and brakes
    • Complete after use checks on vehicle and equipment
    • Report defects and discrepancies
    • Explain the correct use and duration of warning signals and indicators
    • Assessment

      The course includes both practical and theory assessment.

      • Practical Assessment - where you will demonstrate your knowledge of practical tasks
      • Theory test which is composed of multiple choice questions

    Course Details

    On receiving payment for your SA021 - Pole Vehicle Safety, an email with your ‘course joining instructions’ is sent to you.
    This document includes the following details:

    • Your chosen course date
    • Course start time at your chosen venue
    • Address of your chosen venue, including a map screenshot
    • Details of what to do if you need any special requirements to complete the course

    You need to bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport with you.

    Lunch is not included, so please provide your own.

    Entry Requirements

    This qualification is available to anyone over the age of 18 years old. There are no formal entry requirements and Smart Awards will not restrict access on the grounds of prior academic attainment, age, employment, geographic location or any other grounds. There are no barriers that restrict access or progression, thereby promoting equality. It is expected however, that learners will have a level of literacy adequate to cope with both the theory and practical assessments.

    Assessment

    The course includes both practical and theory assessment.

    • Practical Assessment - where you will demonstrate your knowledge of practical tasks
    • Theory test which is composed of multiple choice questions

    Certification

    This Smart Awards certificate is valid for 3 years, you will then need to complete the course again or attend a refresher course if available, to renew your qualification.

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      SA021 – Pole Vehicle Safety Locations

      Below is a list of our current locations for the SA004 Smart Awards Certification.

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      Warminster

      Located in the town of Codford in Wiltshire, the Warminster training venue is just off of the A36 and the town's high street.

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