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Preparing to and directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery in the workplace

Reference
A/506/4668
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
12
Guided Learning Hours
40
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Preparing to and directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Interpret the given information relating to preparing to, and directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments, plant and vehicle movement plans and manufacturers' information.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
  • 1.3 - Describe the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.
  • 1.4 - Describe different types of information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to:
    - drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, plant and vehicle movement plans, manufacturers' information and Codes of Practice for the direction and guidance of vehicles, plant and machinery.
2 Organise with others the sequence and operation in which directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery is to be carried out.
  • 2.1 - Organise the work according to given information or instructions.
  • 2.2 - Describe how to communicate ideas between team members.
  • 2.3 - Organise and communicate with team members and other associated occupations.
  • 2.4 - Describe how to organise resources prior to and during directing and guiding vehicles, plant or machinery.
3 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 3.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
  • 3.2 - Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.
  • 3.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
4 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing to, directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 4.1 - Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when directing and guiding vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 4.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery in relation to two or more of the following:
    - safe use and storage of tools
    - safe use and storage of equipment
    - specific risks to health.
  • 4.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to directing and guiding vehicles, plant or machinery, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
    - collective protective measures
    - personal protective equipment (PPE)
    - respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
    - local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
  • 4.4 - Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given working instructions.
  • 4.5 - Describe how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related activities.
5 Select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare to, and direct and guide the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 5.1 - Select resources associated with directing and guiding vehicles, plant or machinery in relation to hand tools, ancillary equipment and signalling and communication equipment.
  • 5.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources, and how they should be used correctly, relating to:
    - signalling and communication equipment
    - barriers, cones, signs
    - lighting equipment
    - hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 5.3 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 5.4 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
  • 5.5 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
  • 5.6 - Describe how to identify weight/bearing pressures, quantity, length and area associated with the method/procedures for directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant and machinery.
6 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 6.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 6.2 - Prevent damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 6.3 - Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.
  • 6.4 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 6.5 - Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers' information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
7 Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to, and directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 7.2 - Describe the purpose of the work programme and describe why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
    - types of progress charts, timetables and estimated times
    - organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
8 Comply with the given contract information to prepare to, and direct and guide the movement of vehicles, plant or machineryto the required specification.
  • 8.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing to, and directing and guiding vehicles, plant or machinery:
    - measuring, gauging, estimating, interpreting, judging, explaining, preparing, commanding, directing, guiding, indicating, informing, instructing, signing, positioning, moving, securing, signalling and relaying.
  • 8.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, ancillary equipment and signalling equipment.
  • 8.3 - Prepare to, and direct and guide the movement of loaded and unloaded vehicles, including articulated vehicles and plant or machinery (wheeled or tracked) to given working instructions, relating to the following:
    - hand signals
    - hand signalling equipment
    - verbal/electronic communication equipment.
  • 8.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    – identify the differences between directing and guiding movement, directing and guiding operations and slinging and signalling
    – interpret a work management plan and vehicle movement plan
    – identify the hierarchy of traffic control measures and pedestrian separation
    – organise and ensure the maintenance of holding areas, routes, exclusion zones, markers and signs
    – assess and determine the movement of vehicles, plant and machinery, to include own position of safety, visibility, ground conditions and features, proximity hazards and weight limits.
  • 8.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    – recognise and react to changing conditions, ground, environment, weather, light, numbers and types of vehicles, plant and machinery
    – liaise with, convey and collect information from and to, drivers and operators
    – recognise and utilise movement aids (camera’s, mirrors, audio and visual warnings, etc.)
    – recognise blind-spots, potential crush zones and other limitations to driver visibility
    – recognise the requirements of directing and guiding the movement of vehicles, plant and machinery onto and from public highways
    – recognise the requirements of working on public highways.
  • 8.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    – direct and guide different vehicle types and size e.g. height, weight length, width, tracked, wheeled and articulated
    – assess and determine the movement of loads, including unloading, discharging and loading requirements
    – direct and guide vehicles, plant and machinery across rough or uneven terrain
    – check the integrity of load securing equipment and stability of loads, prior to commencement of movements and on arrival, prior to release
    – signal and communicate following recognised and agreed operational procedures
    – recognise and determine when specific skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – use hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 8.7 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when preparing to and directing and guiding vehicles, plant or machinery.
  • 8.8 - Describe how to maintain the hand tools, ancillary equipment, and signalling and communication equipment used to direct and guide vehicles, plant or machinery.
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. Please refer to the hyperlink for clarity - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
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.
This unit must be assessed against ONE of the following endorsements:
- Movement guide marshaller
- Loader/securer.

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