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Preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in the workplace

Reference
F/506/4672
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
7
Guided Learning Hours
23
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in preparing and operating powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment 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 and use of powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 1.1. - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments, operating instructions 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, legislation, Codes of Practice, manufacturers' information and operating instructions.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance to prepare and use powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.

  • 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 using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.

  • 3.1. - 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 using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 3.2. - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment in relation to two or more of the following:
    - safe use of access equipment
    - safe handling of materials
    - safe use and storage of materials, 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 powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment use, 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 sustain powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.

  • 4.1. - Select resources associated with the type of work in relation to fuel/power source, lubricants and consumables.
  • 4.2. - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources, and how they should be used correctly, relating to:
    - power source/fuels
    - consumables, lubricants.
  • 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 quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedures to operate powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 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 using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.

  • 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 operate powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment to the required specification.

  • 7.1. - Demonstrate the following work skills when using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment:
    - starting, stopping, replenishing, controlling and cleaning.
  • 7.2. - Use and maintain powered units, tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3. - Operate and monitor powered units and tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or associated equipment to given working instructions relating to:
    - continual running
    - closing down
    - cleaning.
  • 7.4. - Return powered unit, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment to a safe operational condition on completion of work.
  • 7.5. - Disassemble and/or clean powered unit, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 7.6. - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    – prepare, position and set up for work
    – secure accessories and tool attachments
    – carry out pre-use and function checks to manufacturers’ and suppliers’ information/ and procedures
    – complete pre-start and post stop checks
    – recognise the characteristics of the plant, machinery and equipment
    – identify specific operating and safety requirements for the task and work
    – recognise and determine when specific skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly.
  • 7.7. - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
    - operate, use and control
    - monitor and maintain
    - replenish consumables
    - close down and secure
    - disassemble and clean
    - use access equipment
    - transport and store.
  • 7.8. - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when preparing for and using powered units, tools or pedestrian plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 7.9. - Describe how to maintain the hand tools, portable power tools, powered units, pedestrian plant, machinery and ancillary equipment used for the work.
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:
-Generators
-Pumps
-Pedestrian operated plant or machines
-Mixers
-Compressors
-Self-powered tools
-Oscillators
-Extractors.

Qualifications offering this unit

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