This unit describes the skills and knowledge that are required to operate a self-propelled compactor in order to perform towing, spreading, levelling and compacting operations. It applies to those working in site-based roles within the civil infrastructure sector. Please note that this unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment.
Conduct Self-Propelled Compactor Operations
To safely perform this activity, participants must either complete or be assisted by an individual who has completed a Load and Unload Plant course or an equivalent. We are flexible and mobile to meet your training needs.
Participants must demonstrate their ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. They must demonstrate completion of conducting self-propelled compactor operations that safely, effectively and efficiently. They must follow workplace procedures to carry out work activity on at least two occasions, and include:
- Conducting pre-start checks prior to commencing operations and shutdown procedures upon completion
- Driving and operating the equipment and adjusting operating techniques to suit site conditions
- Completing a minimum of two self-propelled compactor operations, including compacting a different material on each of the two occasions
- Safely parking and securing equipment
Participants must demonstrate their knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the unit elements and performance criteria. This includes:
- Key policies and procedures, legislation and established requirements for self-propelled compactor operations, including those relating to isolation requirements; fires, accidents and emergencies; WHS; and project quality requirements
- Key factors affecting work activities, including equipment processes, technical capability and limitations; drawings and sketches; ground conditions; and materials characteristics
- Key features associated with civil infrastructure works, including common terminology; basic principles of material technology and material compaction; and basic earthworks calculations.
The assessment must:
- Include access to a self-propelled compactor and personal protective equipment
- Be conducted in a safe environment in the context of this sector’s work environment
- Be compliant with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the sector
- Confirm that consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances within the sector.
Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, the assessment may occur in a simulated work environment provided that it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this civil infrastructure workplace performance.
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