Maintenance of Stressing Equipment


This course is aimed at Maintenance Engineers, Foremen and Fitters and any personnel carrying out maintenance operations


At the end of the course the participants will be able to:


  1. Explain the hazards and risks associated with

    • Tools and Materials

    • Substances that may be hazardous to health that will be used during maintenance and cleaning (COSHH)


  1. Explain and demonstrate the lock off (Hydraulic and Electrical) and isolation procedures used at the place of work
  2. Explain the relevant safety/inspection checks laid down by either the manufacturer or the SSOW and demonstrate them as required


  3. Explain and demonstrate how to carry out the following tasks (where applicable) paying particular attention to SSOW and relevant guidance, including how to conclude all relevant tasks safely and in line with standard Operating Procedures and SSOW
  4. Explain and demonstrate the procedures for the inspection and maintenance of abutments

  5. Explain the consequences of changes to abutments and deflection of strands and who these operations should be referred to


  6. Explain the relevant quality control requirements including calibration

  7. Be aware of and able to complete any relevant records (if required)
    1. Equipment to include (where applicable):

      • Pumps and Jacks – Calibration

      • Tendon Cutting System

      • Jack Counterbalance Device

      • Drum Reeling System

      • Proving Rings and Load Cells

      • Lifting straps and chains

      • Abutments

      • Guards

      • Stressing Frames

      • Lights and Sirens

      • Bridges

      • Strand Pusher

      • Safety Chains

      • Wedge Removing Tools

      • Deflection Plates

      • Double Ended Joiners

      • Button Headers

      • Splicing Equipment

      • Tendon Pull Systems/Tendon Guides

      • Pumps/Jacks

      • Anchor Grips/Barrels and Wedges

    2. Regulations

      • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

      • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002

      • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

      • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

    3. Guidelines to COSHH (2002)

      The employer should have carried out risk assessments relating to any substances and relevant information, instruction, and training in the use of these substances should have been given to the employees outside this scheme

    4. Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992)

      The employee should have been provided with relevant information, instruction and training in manual handling outside of this scheme

    5. Maintenance Guidelines

      These guidelines are aimed at the relevant equipment used on plant

    6. Records to include:

      • Maintenance Logs as required under PUWER (1998)

      • Job Sheets

      • Check sheets

    7. Personal Protective Equipment

      Relevant PPE to be worn at all times



Assessment will be carried out by direct observation within the delegates workplace and will include an assessment of multiple choice questions. Practical training and audits will also be carried out to support these activities.