RIIHAN301E - Operate elevating work platform

Unit code: RIIHAN301E | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate an elevating work platform at any height. This unit applies to those working in operational roles.

The work required in this unit relates to the National Standard for High Risk Work but this unit does not provide the licence. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements that may apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors, and must be sourced 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 the following required skills:

  • planning and preparing for operating elevating work platforms;
  • selecting and using the required plant, tools and equipment to perform work activity;
  • identifying site requirements for emergencies at heights;
  • stabilising or positioning elevating work platform;
  • using manufacturer approved safety devices fitted to the machine;
  • moving the elevating work platform to and from work site;
  • inspecting work platform and identifying faults;
  • reviewing machine maintenance logbook records, and;
  • checking, cleaning, maintaining and storing elevating work platform, tools and equipment.

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.

As part of a course

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