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Personnel & Materials Hoist

Course Overview

Duration: 2 days training and 1 day assessment
Times: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Class size: 8 students
Pre-requisite: No pre-requisites
Assessment type: Theory and practical

Units of Competency

Course Code Course Name
CPCCLHS3001A Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist

What is a Personnel and Materials Hoist?

A materials or personnel hoist is used to hoist personnel, goods and/or materials. It comprises a car, structure, machinery or other equipment associated with the hoist, and may be either a cantilever hoist, tower hoist or a multiple winch operation.

Included in this definition are situations where winches may be configured to operate as hoists for the transportation of personnel.

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a builder's hoist in which personnel, goods and/or materials may be hoisted, and which comprises a car, structure, machinery or other equipment associated with the hoist, and which may be a cantilever hoist, a tower hoist or a multiple winch operation. Included in this definition are situations where winches may be configured to operate as hoists for the transportation of personnel for licensing purposes.

This unit requires the operator to plan work, conduct routine checks, conduct hoist operations and shut down and secure a hoist.

Why Train with Us?

  • Large variety of funding options available:
  • CSQ Short Course
  • BERT Training Fund
  • We do not cancel courses due to low numbers*
  • We include RII units
  • Extensive range of plant equipment
  • Tax deduction for accredited training

*Except where required by the state safe work regulator 

Course Topics

  • comply with OHS licensing legislation
  • effectively communicate and work safely with others in the work area
  • identify hazards associated with the operation of the hoist and put in place effective hazard controls for those hazards identified
  • determine load weights
  • effectively conduct personnel and materials hoist operations to include the tasks of raising and lowering loads with hoist; in conjunction with awareness of the limitations of the hoist according to manufacturer's specifications
  • ensure hoist controls are attended throughout operation.
  • effectively conduct emergency lowering of the hoist according to the emergency lowering procedure
  • effectively conduct pre operational and shut down checks of the personnel and materials hoist (particular awareness of controls, alarms and lockout devices).

Course Training & Outcomes

Training & Mandatory Assessments
With successful completion of the training and mandatory assessment applicants will be issued with an assessment summary (AS1) and Statement of Attainment (SOA) for the Unit of Competency:

CPCCLHS3001A Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist

Licence Application

Successful applicants will receive an assessment summary (AS1) from the accredited assessor and a Statement of Attainment from WH&S More Skills. Applicants need to complete the online application for a new Queensland HRW Licence on the Worksafe QLD website.  This must be done within 60 days of successfully completing the practical assessment. The application fee is $88.40 and payable at the time of your application.

Students should retain their AS1 and proof of payment as evidence that they can lawfully perform work in the relevant class of High Risk, pending a decision on your application. Upon lodgement, enquiries regarding your application should be directed to Workplace Health and Safety QLD on phone 1300 369 915.

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • All current High Risk Work Licences
  • Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
  • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.

WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.

Terms and Conditions

Please go here to read our complete Terms and Conditions and Refunds & Cancellations policy.

Training Facilities

The training facilities are comfortable air conditioned with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.

Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.

The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.

On-site Training & Group Bookings

We also offer onsite training as well as group booking options at our training facilities.

Onsite training and group bookings provide the advantage of being able to choose the course dates as it is suitable for you and your employees.

For more information contact us on (07) 3183 0000 or send an email enquiry.