This unit 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.
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:
A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. The person must also set up and operate each of the following types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) at two different locations on the site, including moving the plant around the work site safely:
noise and dust management
The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):