RIIWHS205E - Control traffic with stop-slow bat

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Unit code: RIIWHS205E | Study level: TAFE


This unit 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.


For Melbourne campuses

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
*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
*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

Required reading

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

As part of a course

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