This unit (RIIWHS205E) describes the skills and knowledge required to control vehicle and pedestrian traffic using stop-slow bats, hand signals and approved communication devices in the resources and infrastructure industries. It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments under some degree of supervision.

Unit details

Study level:
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: *Control traffic with a stop-slow bat according to traffic guidance schemes in a manner that is safe and follows workplace policies and procedures on at least two occassions, including: directing pedestrian traffic, including at least one of the following: -pedestrians with mobility issues -pedestrians with prams -cyclists *using approved communication devices to transmit message and report traffic offenders, including the use of at least one of the following devices: -hand held radios -telephones. *During the above, the candidate must: coordinate operations with pilot vehicle in a shuttle flow work arrangement *participate in risk assessment and management processes *identify the type and scope of hazards and their impact and recommend risk control measures *identify key environmental protection issues and describe required solutions *locate and complete at least one incident report *complete housekeeping requirements Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *risk assessment processes and hierarchy of control *work instructions and procedures for planning work *jurisdictional safety requirements relevant to temporary traffic management *environmental protection requirements *site emergency procedures *site and equipment safety requirements *traffic control requirements and procedures for directing the following pedestrian traffic groups: -pedestrians with mobility issues -pedestrians with prams -cyclists -traffic guidance scheme and traffic management plan compliance- *communication device operations, including: -hand held radios -telephones -traffic control equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations *operational and maintenance procedures for equipment *site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities *the effects of travel speed and vehicle mass on stopping distances

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