This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a skid steer loader in order to load, haul and distribute materials. It applies specifically to those working in site-based roles. Pro Training Australia is flexible and mobile to meet your training needs.
Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations
Please note that this unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To safely perform this activity, individuals must either complete or be assisted by someone who has completed a Load and Unload Plant course or an equivalent qualification.
Participants must demonstrate completion of skid steer loader operations that safely, efficiently and effectively follows workplace procedures to carry out work on at least two occasions. This includes:
- Conducting pre-start checks before commencing operations and shutdown procedures upon completion
- Driving and operating the equipment with an understanding of site conditions
- Completing operations to specification using at least two different material types (i.e. backfilling, excavations)
- Selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing attachments on at least two different occasions. Attachments must be certified and approved in line with workplace procedures and could include, but not limited to, forks, hammer or multipurpose bucket.
- Assisting with loading and unloading the skid steer loader from a float/trailer
- Safely parking and securing the equipment
Participants must demonstrate their knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of the unit. This includes:
- Key policies and procedures, legislation and necessary requirements for skid steer loader operations, including those relating to isolation requirements
- Key factors affecting work activities described in performance evidence, including equipment processes, technical capability and limitations
- Key features associated with civil construction works, including basic principles of material technology
The mandatory assessment must:
- Be conducted in a safe environment in the context of the sector
include access to a skid steer loader, appropriate materials for shifting and personal protective equipment
- Be compliant with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the relative industry sector
- Confirm that consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant work circumstances.
Where environmental damage or personal safety are limiting factors, the assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided that it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous.
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