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Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

NOCN Group offers a wide range of services including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation and educational and skills support training.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, QAA and Qualifications Wales, and will update our customers as things change.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the impact on your centre, apprentices or learners please contact us on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 5).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.


Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 5).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles in the workplace

Reference
R/617/2580
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
20
Guided Learning Hours
80
 
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, equipment or vehicles in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1

Confirm the plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles for the workplace and allocate them to the operations.

  • 1.1 - Identify and allocate the plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles and produce records verifying that they are appropriate for the work being undertaken.
  • 1.2 - Explain how to check that the plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles are appropriate for use in the workplace and allocate to suitable operations.
2

Ensure compliance with current health and safety information and implement safe working practices and other safeguards to minimise risks involving the use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles.

  • 2.1 - Carry out and record assessments on plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles to identify the health and safety risks associated with their use. 
  • 2.2 - Implement and enforce safe working practices and other safeguards for the work being undertaken.
  • 2.3 - Carry out appropriate checks to verify that the operator holds the relevant authorisation to operate the plant, machinery, equipment or vehicle.
  • 2.4 - Explain how to identify the health and safety risks associated with plant, machinery, equipment and vehicles 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 relating to plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles and in relation to the working being undertaken.
  • 2.6 - Describe the measures that should be implemented to ensure safe working practices and other safeguards to minimise risks.
3

Report when plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles, or their operator are unsuitable for use in the workplace when allocating and monitoring.

  • 3.1 - Record and provide a report detailing how the decision was reached and what alternatives were suggested when plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles were deemed unsuitable for the work being undertaken.
  • 3.2 - Explain the methods used to record and report when plant, machinery, equipment, vehicles, or their operator are unsuitable for use within the workplace, in regards to failing to meet:
    –operational efficiency
    –health and safety
    –competence requirements
    –reliability
    –usage requirements.
4

Ensure information for the use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles is supplied to operators and supervise safe use.

  • 4.1 - Record and provide operational information to the operators and users on the safe and correct use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles using manufacturer’s instructions and current official guidance.
  • 4.2 - Supervise the use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles to ensure they are being operated safely in accordance with given information. 
  • 4.3 - Explain the different methods and sources used to provide information on the use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles to those using, or affected by, plant operations.
  • 4.4 - Describe the most effective ways to supervise the safe use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles.
  • 4.5 - Describe the methods used to identify, record and inform line managers, suppliers and specialists when an operator is deemed unsuitable for the safe use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles due to operational efficiency, health and safety, competence requirements, authorisation or usage requirements.
5

Monitor and ensure all checks on plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles are carried out in accordance with organisational requirements 

  • 5.1 - Monitor, record and report on how specified checks, including those for operational efficiency, were carried out on plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles in accordance with current organisational and manufacturers’ requirements.
  • 5.2 - Explain how to monitor and ensure that all the specified checks on the plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles, including those for operational efficiency, were carried out to comply with current organisational and manufactures’ requirements.
6

Monitor completion dates and report when plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles have completed working activities and are no longer required.

  • 6.1 - Record and report the information which supports the decision made to return plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles following the completion of the work.
  • 6.2 - Explain the methods used to inform relevant line mangers, specialist or suppliers when plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles are no longer required. 
  • 6.3 - Summarise the types of information given to line mangers, specialist or suppliers when arranging for the return of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles.
  • 6.4 - Explain why line mangers, specialist or suppliers should be informed promptly when plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles are 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. 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.

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