This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to load and unload plant in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.  This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

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Unit details

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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: - locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of loading and unloading plant; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete the loading and unloading plant that meets all of the required outcomes, and; - demonstrates completion of loading and unloading plant that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - National Standard for high risk work; - site and equipment safety requirements; - understanding of required hand signals; - techniques and processes for preparing plant for transportation; - basic motion and restraint theory related to heavy plant on floats or trailers; - basic centre of gravity and balance theory related to heavy plant on floats or trailers; - types, operation, uses and imitations of load securing equipment; - site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - materials safety data sheet; - levelling techniques, and; - job safety analyses/safe work method statement.

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