||Carry out the supervision of lifting operations which will minimise disruption and maintain optimum performance.
- 1.1 - Prepare for and undertake supervision duties in compliance with given lift plans, statutory legislation and organisational procedures.
- 1.2 - Explain how programmed lifting operations relevant to the occupational area or sector(s) should be supervised.
- 1.3 - List the types of people who may be affected by typical lifting operations.
- 1.4 - Explain how disruption to other works and people not involved in lifting operations can be minimised during typical lifting operations.
- 1.5 - Describe different methods that can optimise performance during lifting activities.
||Observe current legislation and official guidance appropriate to the work environment.
- 2.1 - Protect the workforce, the general public, visitors and the environment during lifting operations by applying information from at least three of the following:
- methods of works
- risk assessments
- safe use and storage of plant, equipment and machinery
- safe use and storage of materials
- traffic management
- work permits
- emergency plans
- codes of practice
- 2.2 - List and describe the current legislation and official guidance that applies directly to lifting operations using lifting equipment.
||Identify and assess faults and problems and recommend and implement corrective actions which conform to safe working methods and practices
- 3.1 - Observe and evaluate the preparation of and the lifting activity against given documents, requirements and methods to identify faults and problems.
- 3.2 - Apply corrective actions that follow statutory requirements and organisational procedures to at least two of the following lifting operations faults and problems:
– work method data errors
– construction errors
– identification of further utilities
– heritage concerns
– environmental concerns
– incorrect maintenance
– identification of hazardous materials
– breaches of security
– documentation error/availability
– certification error/availability
– non-conforming plant, equipment or machinery.
- 3.3 - Describe how common lifting operation faults and problems can be identified.
- 3.4 - Explain methods that can be used to assess potential faults and problems during lifting operations.
- 3.5 - Explain techniques and methods that allows for identified faults and problems, and appropriate corrective suggestions to be made and communicated to relevant people.
- 3.6 - Explain the processes that allows for agreed corrective actions for non-conforming plant equipment and machinery to be applied.
- 3.7 - Outline the types of corrective actions that could be applied to non-conforming plant, equipment or machinery and to typical lifting operations relevant to the occupational area or sector.
||Conduct pre-work checks to meet statutory requirements, official guidance and maintains safe working methods and practices.
- 4.1 - Carry out at least two of the following checks during preparation work for lifting operations:
- for condition
- for fit for purpose
- on health and safety
- on environmental
- on people
- 4.2 - Establish safe working methods and compliance with statutory requirements and official guidance whilst carrying out pre-work checks.
- 4.3 - Explain procedures that can apply to the carrying out of pre-work checks and ways that checks can be recorded.
- 4.4 - Give reasons why pre-work checks should be made for lifting operations and explain possible consequences should this not be carried out.
- 4.5 - Describe different ways that of work information and work methods can be communicated to team members.
||Keep accurate records of work progress checks, faults, problems and quantities involved.
- 5.1 - Implement recording systems, following organisational procedures, which identify work progress checks, faults, problems and quantities involved.
- 5.2 - Explain the methods that can be used to keep accurate records of work progress on lifting operations which can detail faults and problems, and quantities of resources used.
- 5.3 - Give reasons why accurate records should be kept.
||Conduct post-work checks to ensure completion of the work method/lift plan data.
- 6.1 - Observe and/or inspections lifting operations during and on completion of work activities.
- 6.2 - Compare inspection/observation findings of completed lifting operations against given lift plan data and criteria to ensure that all operations are completed and resources removed.
- 6.3 - Explain methods and techniques of conducting and recording post-work checks on relevant types of lifting operations.
- 6.4 - Give reasons why post-work checks should be carried out and the consequences should checks not be carried out adequately.
||Identify, assess and maintain the necessary resources for lifting operations activities.
- 7.1 - Identify, select and/or acquire and maintain at least three of the following resources:
- plant, equipment or machinery
- materials and components
- work and facilities
- waste management
- utility providers
- 7.2 - Explain different ways that necessary resources for lifting operations, relevant to the occupational area or sector, can be identified.
- 7.3 - Explain how resources can be assessed for quality, and how to maintain necessary resources for typical lifting operations.