This unit (CPCCCM3001) of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate specific types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) safely and effectively in different locations, including on uneven terrain. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lifts with a boom length under 11 metres. The unit supports construction workers in the safe and effective operation of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical EWPs. The unit does not cover truck-mounted EWPs, powered telescoping devices, hinged devices or articulated devices, or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work and which has a boom length of 11 metres or more. It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

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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 they can set up and operate a self-propelled boom lift (BL) and a scissor lift (SL), both elevated work platforms (EWPs), at two different locations on the site, including moving the plant around the work site safely: The following functions and controls must be performed while operating both BL and SL: - boom up/down; - operate attachments, and; - operate outriggers, where fitted. The following functions and controls must be performed while operating the BL: - slew left/right, and; - telescope in/out. At least one EWP must be set up and operated on uneven terrain, using outriggers as required. In doing so, when working above six metres, the person must fit harnesses and attach lanyards. In doing the above, the person must also: - establish and apply a rescue plan; - apply safe operating procedures, including conducting operational risk assessment and treatments; - locate, interpret and apply information relating to job requirements; - comply with site safety plan and health and safety legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to workplace operations; - safely and effectively use tools, plant and equipment relevant to EWP work; - ensure safe working load of EWP is not exceeded; - communicate with others on the work site using verbal and non-verbal communication and communication technology, and; - work effectively and safely with others on the work site.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - functions and operational limitations of EWP equipment; - types of EWP equipment and health and safety authority certification of competency requirements; - controls and techniques for using EWP; - health and safety requirements for construction work sites; - processes for identifying equipment faults; - general construction terminology relevant to operating EWPs; - safe operating procedures for operating EWPs, including contents of and terms used in job safety analyses (JSA), safe work method statements (SWMS), and safety data sheets (SDS); - processes for calculating load mass requirements; - quality requirements relevant to operating EWPs; - regulatory and legislative requirements relevant to operating EWPs; - AS 2550 Set: Cranes, hoists and winches - Safe use; - relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice relevant to working safely at heights on construction sites; - procedures for working safely at heights; - signalling methods and communications relevant to operating EWPs; - types, characteristics, use and limitations of plant, tools and equipment relevant to operating EWPs, and; - use and limitations of fall rescue systems.

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