This unit specifies the outcomes required to perform slinging techniques, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear and/or the directing of the crane operator in the movement of the load when the load is out of view of the crane/operator for licensing purposes.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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 techniques in the workplace including whistles, hand signals and use of fixed channel two-way radios; - communication skills at a level sufficient to communicate with other site personnel; - calculate rated capacity of lifting equipment; - apply different methods for making temporary connections to loads using fibre and synthetic ropes; - ability to interpret rated capacity and working load limit tags; - hazard identification and control; - slinging techniques; - selection and inspection of lifting equipment; - directing crane operators in the moving of loads in a safe manner, using a slewing crane, and; - inspection and care of a wide range of lifting equipment to appropriate Australian Standards and/or manufacturer's specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement of loads; - basic knowledge of types of cranes and their functions; - Commonwealth, state or territory OHS legislation, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of techniques for undertaking dogging activities; - load stability and safety factors in line with manufacturer's specifications; - types of lifting equipment and slinging techniques for use, and their limitations and performance in a wide range of conditions (including but not limited to slings, beams, accessories, clamps, work-boxes, bins and pallets), and; understanding of the hierarchy of control.

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