This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely and effectively operate some types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) in a variety of different terrains and situations to access isolated work areas. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down EWPs.

In addition to achievement of this competency, an EWP operator may need to obtain additional certification of training and experience before being allowed to operate the equipment.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Other
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCCM3001C

Prerequisites

CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights

CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to: determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources and drawings and specifications; - report faults; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - written skills to complete inspection log and handover; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and make calculations; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities, and; - use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones; voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - designs, functions and operational limitations of EWP equipment; - EWP equipment types and OHS authority certification of competency requirements; - EWP techniques; - fault finding and identification; - general construction terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - plans, specifications and drawings; - processes for the calculation of load mass requirements; - quality requirements; - relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice; - safe working at heights; - signalling methods and communications; - types, characteristics, uses and limitations of plant, tools and equipment, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

Where to next?

As part of a course

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