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Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace

Reference
T/503/2740
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
9
Guided Learning Hours
30
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Confirm the plant, machinery or equipment for the workplace and allocate it to the operations.
  • 1.1 - Identify and allocate the required type(s) of plant, machinery or equipment needed for the specific operations.
  • 1.2 - Explain how to check the following types of plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace for condition and allocate to suitable operations:
    - static and mobile
    - standard/non-standard
    - electro-mechanical and electronic
    - hand tools
    - consumables
    - health and safety equipment.
2 Identify and assess health and safety risks and implement working practices and other safeguards to minimise risks involving the use of plant/equipment.
  • 2.1 - Assess health and safety risks and working practices and other safeguards for the work being carried out.
  • 2.2 - Implement safe working practices and other safeguards for the work being carried out.
  • 2.3 - Carry out appropriate checks to ensure the operator holds the relevant authorisation to operate plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 2.4 - Explain how to identify what health and safety risks there are, in relation to:
    - operators
    - other personnel in the workplace
    - members of the public
    - workplace visitors
    - owners of adjoining property
    - environment.
  • 2.5 - Explain the methods used to assess any health and safety risks for the working being carried out.
  • 2.6 - Explain how to implement safe working practices and other safeguards to minimise risks.
3 Inform decision makers where plant and/or equipment is unsuitable for use in the workplace when allocating and monitoring.
  • 3.1 - Advise relevant decision makers where plant, machinery or equipment is deemed unsuitable and suggest alternatives for the type of work.
  • 3.2 - Explain methods that can be used to inform relevant decision makers when plant, machinery or equipment is unsuitable for use within the workplace, in regards to failing to meet:
    - operational efficiency
    - health and safety
    - competence requirements
    - authorisation
    - reliability
    - usage requirements.
4 Provide accurate instructions for the use of plant and/or equipment to operators when allocating and monitoring.
  • 4.1 - Instruct operators and users on the safe and correct use of plant, machinery or equipment using manufacturer's instructions and official guidance.
  • 4.2 - Monitor the plant, machinery or equipment to ensure it is being used or operated safely in accordance with given instructions.
  • 4.3 - Explain different methods and sources to provide accurate instructions for the use of plant, machinery or equipment to those using, or affected by, plant operations.
  • 4.4 - Describe suitable ways of monitoring safe use of plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 4.5 - Explain methods used to inform relevant decision makers when an operator is deemed unsuitable for the safe use of plant, machinery or equipment.
5 Know how to inform decision makers promptly when plant and/or equipment is no longer required.
  • 5.1 - Provide relevant information to decision makers on the return of plant, machinery or equipment promptly following the completion of the work.
  • 5.2 - Explain the methods used to inform relevant decision makers when plant, machinery or equipment is no longer required.
  • 5.3 - Summarise the types of information given to decision makers when arranging for the return of plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 5.4 - Explain why decision makers should be informed promptly when plant, machinery or equipment is no longer required.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.
Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.
Endorsements for L2 NVQ Diploma in Piling Operations (Construction) - Piling Operative (QUB861) ONLY
One of the following endorsements required:
- Mobile crane
- Crawler crane
- Piling rig

Qualifications offering this unit

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