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Preparing for, and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation in the workplace

Reference
F/506/4669
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
16
Guided Learning Hours
53
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in preparing for, and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation 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 the preparation of, and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments 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, lift plans, risk assessments, manufacturers' information and current regulations governing the arrangement and security of plant or machinery for transportation.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 2.1 - 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.
  • 2.2 - Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.
  • 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation in relation to two or more of the following:
    - safe use of access equipment
    - safe use, storage and handling of materials
    - safe use and storage of tools and equipment
    - specific risks to health.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation, 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).
  • 3.4 - Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given working instructions.
  • 3.5 - 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.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for, and arrange and secure plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with the work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment, lifting accessories and load restraint equipment.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources, and how they should be used correctly, relating to:
    - lifting accessories and load restraint equipment, steel wire rope, chain, fabric, web hooks, shackles, clamps, netting and sheeting
    - hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 4.3 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 4.4 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
  • 4.5 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to identify weight, bearing, pressure, quantity, length and area associated with the method/procedure to carry out the work.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing for and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - Prevent damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 5.3 - Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.
  • 5.4 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 5.5 - 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.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to, and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - 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.
7 Comply with the given contract information to prepare to, and arrange and secure plant or machinery for transportation to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing to, and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation:
    - measuring, gauging, calculating, selecting, fitting, configuring, testing, balancing, adjusting, securing, positioning and removing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, ancillary equipment, lifting accessories and load restraint equipment.
  • 7.3 - Prepare for, and arrange plant, machinery or associated equipment for transportation to given working instructions by at least two of the following methods:
    – driving and operating the following types of plant: wheeled machinery, tracked machinery and rolling machinery onto the transport (non-operational activities)
    – suspended loads by slinging and signalling; at least three of the following: balanced, unbalanced, loose, bundled, containers, drums (slinging and signalling)
    – by directing and guiding the operations of lifting plant (not craneage), e.g. lift truck, excavator
    – directing and guiding machine operators (movement)
    – driving transport into plant or machinery on hydraulic jack legs or suspended from a gantry (raised loads).
  • 7.4 - Secure plant, machinery or associated equipment for safe movement.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    – determine vehicle capacity
    – determine weights and sizes (height, length, width) of plant and machinery to be loaded
    – check loading and unloading areas
    – recognise the requirements to drive and operate plant and machinery for loading and unloading under no load conditions
    – recognise the requirements to sling and signal loads for transportation
    – recognise the requirements to direct and guide the operations of plant or machinery for loading and unloading
    – recognise the requirements to direct and guide the movement of vehicles, plant and machinery for loading and unloading
    – recognise the requirements to load equipment using hydraulic jacks and supports.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    – ensure load is prepared for transportation, secured, restrained, immobilised, hydraulic systems locked, articulation and slew systems locked
    – differentiate between load restraint equipment and lifting accessories
    – recognise proximity hazards
    – select and use suitable lifting accessories and load restraint equipment
    – arrange and secure loads
    – recognise and determine when specific skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – confirm balance, stability and correct weight distribution
    – check stability and weight distribution of load prior to releasing securing restraints and lifting accessories
    – load and unload on a public highway.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    - identify and mark overhangs
    - remove and store lifting accessories and load restraint equipment on completion of loading and unloading
    - use hand tools and ancillary equipment
    - use access equipment
    - work at height.
  • 7.8 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when preparing to and arranging and securing plant or machinery for transportation.
  • 7.9 - Describe how to maintain the hand tools, ancillary equipment, lifting accessories and load restraint equipment used to arrange and secure plant or machinery for transportation.
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 the endorsements detailed below:
- Two of the following endorsements required:
- Drive and operate
- Direct and guide movement
- Direct and guide operations
- Slinger signaller
- Raised loads
Plus one or more of the following endorsements required:
- Loader/securer slinger Signaller non STGO, non LGV
- Loader/securer Slinger Signaller non STGO, LGV
- Loader/securer Slinger Signaller STGO
- Loader/securer movement guide marshaller non STGO, non LGV
- Loader/securer movement guide marshaller non STGO, LGV
- Loader/securer movement guide marshaller STGO
- Loader/securer plant driver non STGO, non LGV
- Loader/securer plant driver non STGO, LGV
- Loader/securer plant driver STGO.

Qualifications offering this unit

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