VU23314 - Erect and safely use working platforms

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Unit code: VU23314 | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to erect and safely use restricted height working platforms, that include trestles and planks, step and extension ladders and mobile and modular scaffolds of up to four metres.This unit applies to pre-apprentices who under close supervision and guidance, develop a defined and limited range of skills and knowledge in preparing them for entering the working environment within the building and construction industry. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the supervisor. On entering the industry, it is intended that further training will be required for this specific skill to ensure trade level standard.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:
• erect a working platform of no more than four metres in height according to work requirements
In completing the above, there must also be evidence that the learner has:
• complied with relevant safety regulations, codes of practice, work plans and manufacturers’ specifications
• applied safety work practices
• communicated and worked effectively with others
• selected and used the required tools and equipment
• cleaned up and stored tools and equipment after use.

Required reading

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

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