This unit covers operating mobile load shifting equipment, including moving and placing loads.

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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: - interpreting and following routine information on standard operating procedures. May include simple drawings, tables and figures, written documents; - performing routine safety, basic service and maintenance procedures; - calculating load masses and safe working loads; - selecting appropriate load shifting device; - following oral instructions; - safely operating load shifting devices and shifting loads; - working with others; - interpreting communication signals and instructions; - determining load masses and equipment requirements; - determining mass of irregular shaped loads; - demonstrating emergency operating procedures, and; - communicating faults, malfunctions and workplace hazards, reports and maintenance of operational records. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - pre-operational checks; - design specifications of load shifting device; - load chart; - licensing requirements; - load protection; - safe load placement; - operational environment; - appropriate permits; - hazards and control measures associated with load shifting and equipment; - use and application of personal protective equipment; - safe work practices and procedures; - workplace communication procedures, and; - manufacturers' specifications.

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