RIIMPO317F - Conduct roller operations

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Unit code: RIIMPO317F | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate a roller to compact material. This unit applies to those working in site based roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors, and must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to applying this unit.

This unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, personnel must either complete or be assisted by someone who has completed RIIHAN308F Load and Unload Plant or equivalent.


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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 completion of roller operations that safely, effectively and efficiently follow workplace procedures to carry out work activity on at least 2 occasions, and include:

  • conducting prestart checks prior to commencing/shutdown procedures;
  • driving & operating the equipment, and adjusting techniques to suit site conditions;
  • completion of operations using at least two different material types and include the mandatory tasks of compacting materials to pattern & density, sealing & finishing and adjusting at least two of the following: interchangeable drums, spray bars, scraper bars, wheel/drum brooms, drag brooms and blades;
  • assisting with loading/unloading skid steer loader from float/trailer, and;
  • parking & securing of equipment.

Students must also:

  • locate & apply relevant documentation, policies and procedures;
  • select & wear personal protective equipment required;
  • carry out refuelling requirements and procedures;
  • apply safe work practices, identifying & reporting all potential hazards, risks and environmental issues;
  • apply problem solving & troubleshooting techniques when operating equipment;
  • monitor & manage equipment performance using indicators and alarms;
  • identify common equipment faults;
  • apply operating techniques for levelling and compacting;
  • select & use the required tools and equipment;
  • use a range of communication techniques & equipment;
  • meet written & verbal reporting requirements & procedures associated with equipment operations, and;
  • organise work activities.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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