Safety Coaching have been carrying out work-based training in isolation and lock-out activities for a number of years.
Recently we have received a number of requests from our client base to develop a vocational qualification which can assess a person’s knowledge and skills against the industry 9 step process for safe isolation of equipment. In addition to this, personnel can be assessed against the application of your own company standards and local procedures for isolation.
On completion of the qualification successful candidates will be awarded an MP Awards Certificate. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual under qualification reference number 610/2811/3.
Key point for clients
Bearing this in mind, it is essential that a good range of typical equipment is allowed to be stopped and safely isolated during the day of the assessment.
Sufficient time to allow the assessment to be carried out must be made by the site where the candidate is based.
The assessment will not be able to take place if suitable equipment is not made available at the agreed times for the assessment.
Who is it for?The qualification is intended for anyone who supervises the safe isolation, lock-out and try out of machinery in the workplace.
The person being considered for the qualification could be from a number of different roles from such as managers, supervisors, team leaders, operatives and contractors.
The qualification is not recommended for any personnel with no or limited experience in isolation and lock-off.
DurationApproximately 4 - 5 hours for simple isolation
Up to 8 hours for complex isolation