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

Reference
M/504/8550
Level
Level 4
Credit Value
9
Guided Learning Hours
30
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
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, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Produce clear requests for plant, equipment or machinery which meets the needs of projects or operations.
  • 1.1 - Request at least four of the following types of plant, equipment or machinery as specified by plans or programme requirements:- static
    - mobile
    - accessories
    - consumables
    - health and safety equipment
    - specialised hand tools
    - standard plant, equipment or machinery
    - non-standard plant, equipment or machinery
  • 1.2 - Describe the types, formats and methods of producing requests for plant, equipment or machinery that will meet the needs of projects.
2 Ensure and record that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements prior to use in the workplace and allocate to suitable operations.
  • 2.1 - Carry out checks and confirm that relevant plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements.
  • 2.2 - Record, following organisational procedures, that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements.
  • 2.3 - Identify the requirements for relevant operations and assign appropriate plant, equipment or machinery for use.
  • 2.4 - Explain the ways and methods of ensuring that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements prior to use.
  • 2.5 - Explain the factors that determine the allocation of plant, equipment or machinery for suitable operations.
  • 2.6 - Describe the different ways and formats for recording checks on the suitability of plant, equipment or machinery.
3 Identify hazards and assess risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery and implement measures that protect people and the environment.
  • 3.1 - Implement actions that protect the public, workforce, visitors and the environment using at least three of the following measures:
    - methods of work
    - risk assessment
    - safe use and storage of tools
    - safe use and storage of materials
    - traffic controlling (including air and waterborne craft)
    - emergency plans
  • 3.2 - Explain different ways of identifying hazards and assessing risks from plant, equipment or machinery operations.
  • 3.3 - Describe methods of implementing measures that protect all people and the environment affected by on-site plant, equipment or machinery operations.
  • 3.4 - Outline who may be affected by plant, equipment or machinery operations relevant to typical projects.
4 Keep records of the use of plant, equipment or machinery.
  • 4.1 - Complete and maintain records of plant, equipment or machinery use, which follow organisational requirements.
  • 4.2 - Describe the types and ways of keeping records of plant, equipment or machinery operations.
  • 4.3 - Give reasons for the need to keep records on plant, equipment or machinery use.
5 Recommend alternative types of plant or equipment to decision makers where existing plant, machinery or equipment is deemed unsuitable for allocated operations.
  • 5.1 - Examine and analyse plant, equipment or machinery use and identify alternative types that will be suitable for the intended work.
  • 5.2 - Provide suggestions to decision makers/responsible people for alternative types of plant, equipment or machinery.
  • 5.3 - Explain the factors that determine when plant, equipment or machinery is unsuitable for intended operations and how to identify unsuitability.
  • 5.4 - Describe methods and processes that can identify alternative plant, equipment or machinery for specific operations.
  • 5.5 - Describe the ways of recommending alternative plant, equipment or machinery to decision makers/people responsible.
6 Issue instructions for the use of plant, equipment or machinery to operators and others directly involved.
  • 6.1 - Provide guidance to plant, equipment or machinery operators, and those directly involved with the operation, that follow statutory and manufacturer's requirements.
  • 6.2 - Explain the formats, methods and timescales of issuing instructions and guidance to plant, equipment or machinery operators, and other directly involved.
7 Check and confirm that operators of plant, equipment or machinery are trained, certificated and authorised for the relevant type, and monitor for safe working.
  • 7.1 - Establish that operators of plant, equipment or machinery are able and authorised for the relevant types and operations.
  • 7.2 - Check relevant plant operation activities to ensure they meet statutory and manufacturer's requirements.
  • 7.3 - Explain the methods and organisational procedures of checking and confirming abilities and authorisation of plant, equipment or machinery operators.
  • 7.4 - Give reasons why plant, equipment or machinery operations should be monitored and describe effective methods on how this can be done.
8 Ensure the appropriate storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements.
  • 8.1 - Arrange the storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery.
  • 8.2 - Carry out checks to ensure the storage, serviceability and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery meet at least three of the following operational or statutory requirements:
    - health, safety and welfare of the workforce and others
    - operational efficiency
    - security of resources
    - obligations to third parties
    - regulatory authorities
    - contractual commitments
  • 8.3 - Explains different ways of ensuring, and why it is important, that plant, equipment or machinery is stored, serviced and maintained in accordance with operational and statutory requirements.
9 Inform decision makers/ people responsible when plant, equipment or machinery is no longer required.
  • 9.1 - Establish that relevant plant, equipment or machinery has completed the intended work and is no longer required.
  • 9.2 - Notify decision makers/people responsible in writing that plant, equipment or machinery work has been completed.
  • 9.3 - Describe the methods and techniques for informing decision makers/people responsible when plant, equipment or machinery is no longer required.
  • 9.4 - Explain why decision makers/people responsible need to be informed that plant, equipment or machinery 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.