This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to safely conduct telescopic materials handler operations. It specifically applies to those working in site-based roles within the sectors of coal mining, extractive, metalliferous mining, drilling and civil infrastructure.
Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit may vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. As your consultant, we can help you to meet your training needs.
Participants must demonstrate their ability to complete the tasks outlined in the unit elements and performance criteria. They must demonstrate completion of telescope materials handler operations that safely, effectively and efficiently follow workplace procedures to carry out the work-related activity on at least two occasions. This includes:
- Performing pre-start, start-up and shutdown procedures
- Checking controls, brakes and attachments for maneuverability, serviceability and rectifying or reporting faults
- Operating the telescopic materials handler
- Attaching and securing appropriate lifting gear
- Shifting the load
- Selecting, fitting, testing, using and removing attachments, which must be certified and approved in line with workplace procedures
- Transporting the machine and equipment between work sites
- Parking and securing the equipment
Participants must demonstrate their knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes:
- Key policies and procedures, legislation and established requirements for telescopic materials handler operations, including those relating to:
– isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
– safety data sheet and hazardous materials handling methods
– development and compliance with job safety analyses and safe work method statement
– maintenance and basic diagnostic
– recyclable materials
– housekeeping activities
– environmental management plan
- Key factors affecting work activities described in the performance evidence, including:
– telescopic materials handler types, characteristics, technical capabilities, limitations and operating techniques
– calculating safe working loads
– safe methods of operating and changing machine attachments
– safe operating techniques in varying terrain
The assessment must:
- Include access to telescopic materials handler attachments and personal protective equipment
- Be conducted in a safe environment
- Be assessed within the context of the sector’s work environment and in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation
- Confirm that consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances.
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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