What training and qualifications should event tent erectors have?

05/05/15, Sarah Campbell

 




When you hire a temporary event structure do you wonder what qualifications the crew and site managers hold?

Supplier’s installation teams are responsible for the build and dismantle of large event tents and marquees; more often than not they will also provide stages, scaffolding, tiered seating and platforms. This is a physically strenuous role that will involve working with plant equipment, heavy lifting and working at height. Due to the very nature of the events industry and our unpredictable British weather this is often done in difficult environmental conditions, for example high winds, rain, snow, uneven surfaces and public spaces.  Site managers and supervisors need the experience and technical knowledge to manage the assembly and dismantling of temporary event structures in a well-planned and controlled manor.  It is therefore essential that the supervisor and crews have a sound understanding of construction site safety requirements.

At Losberger we believe you should always expect relevant training and at least a basic level of on site competence, this will ensure your event build is completed safely.

There are several courses and programmes event tent and modular construction installation crews should attend, we have done them all. Event safety and up to date training of all our crew members is of the utmost importance to us, we have been investing in rigorous training since we were established in 1998. In the last few months alone we have invested time and money into 5 separate courses ensuring our team are up to speed on the latest H&S regulations and plant / equipment safety, not forgetting regular in house training on the correct assembly and dismantle of all our temporary event structures.

In the last few months our team have successfully completed the following courses:-

  1. CSCS Labourers touch screen test & Health & Safety Awareness Course
  • Accident Prevention and Reporting
  • Your Role on Site
  • Legal Requirements and Liabilities
  • Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Fire Prevention
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height


NPORS (National plant operators scheme) Rough Terrain Masted Forklift

  • Introduction & - Structural Parts
  • Regulations
  • Pre-Use Inspections/Handovers
  • Safe Operating Methods & Hazards
  • Operating in Confined Spaces
  • Operating on Rough Terrain
  • Operating in Industrial Racking or Scaffold
  • Bulk Stacking & Lorry Loading 


PASMA Tower for users - industry body for safe use of mobile access towers

Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice; Product Standards EN 1004:2004, assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers and how to avoid accidents


PASMA Tower for Managers

Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height with mobile access towers, PASMA Code of Practice, a look at assembling, altering and dismantling mobile access towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers.


IPAF 3a & 3B Operators

This course instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs.


Internal CDM update briefing.


This list is not exhaustive; it’s just an example of what Losberger crews have undertaken in the last few months, it demonstrates the need for constant training and regular updating of all crew members. Courses are constantly revised or improved and therefore should be attended on a regular basis or when advised to do so.

 

Quality & Safety

 

Storm Event Safety & Event Evacuation HSE to enforce CDM Regulations for the events Industry from April 2015 6 Top safety tips on hiring an event tent