This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction excavator operations in Civil construction.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
RIIMPO320E

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: -locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of excavator operations; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete excavator operations that meet all of the required outcomes; - using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others; - maintaining written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures; - organising work activities to meet all task requirements; - communicating clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions; - demonstrates completion of conducting civil construction excavator operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion; - completing operations to specification using a variety of material types and activities, and; - fitting and removal of a variety of attachments: tilt bucket; buckets; lifting device; vibrating compaction wheel; ripper/tyne; compaction plate; compaction wheel; rock breaker, and; auger.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - ground conditions; - isolation procedures; - equipment processes, technical capability and limitations; - preparartion for fire/accident/emergency; - signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed; - drawings and sketches; - site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - civil construction terminology; - project quality requirements; - basic principles of soil technology and soil compaction for civil works; - basic earthworks calculations; - Civil construction activity sequences of road construction, earthworks and drainage; - vehicle refuelling requirements and procedures; - using methods for calculating safe working loads; - operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics, and; - housekeeping activities.

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