This unit describes the skills and knowledge that are required to operate an elevating work platform at any height. It applies to those working in operational roles within unit sectors of coal mining, metalliferous mining, drilling and extractive. We are flexible in helping you meet your training needs for this course.
Operate Elevating Work Platform
The work required by this unit relates to the National Standard for High Risk Work but does not provide the licence. Therefore, please note that this unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To safely perform this activity, personnel must either complete or be assisted by an individual who has completed a Load and Unload Plant course or an equivalent.
Participants must demonstrate completion of operating an elevating work platform safely, effectively and efficiently, following legislative requirements and workplace procedures on a minimum of two occasions. This includes:
- Planning and preparing for operating the elevating work platform
- Selecting and using the required plant, tools and equipment
- Identifying site requirements for emergencies at heights
- Stabilising or positioning the elevating work platform
- Using fitted manufacturer-approved safety devices
- Moving the elevating work platform to and from a worksite
- Inspecting the elevating work platform and identifying faults
- Reviewing the machine maintenance logbook records
- Cleaning, maintaining and storing the elevating work platform, tools and equipment
Participants must demonstrate the following knowledge to effectively complete the tasks outlined in the unit elements and performance criteria:
- Key policies, procedures and standards for operating an elevating work platform as described in the performance evidence, including those relating to the National Standard for high-risk work, safe work practices and the operating manuals for elevating work platform
- Key site information, including the suitability of ground conditions, terrain and structure surfaces; and the environmental requirements and constraints related to elevating work platforms
- Key features associated with the performance of an elevating work platform, including types of elevating work platforms, their characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
The assessment must:
- Include access to an elevating work platform and personal protective equipment required for the activities described in the performance evidence
- Be conducted in a safe environment
- Be assessed within the context of this sector’s work environment and in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed
- Confirm that consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant work circumstances.
Where personal safety or environmental damage present as limiting factors, unit assessment may occur in a simulated work environment. However, this must be realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of workplace performance in the specified sector.
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