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Operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations in the workplace

Reference
T/617/1406
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
49
Guided Learning Hours
163
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations 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 operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments and manufacturers' information related to the plant, machinery or equipment operations and the work to be carried out. 
  • 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, manufacturers' information, verbal, written and graphical instructions, current regulations and official guidance governing the operation of specialist road plant, machinery and equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.
2

Organise with others the sequence of operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations 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 using discussions, sketches, electronic information and briefings.
  • 2.3 - Organise and communicate with team members and other associated occupations.
  • 2.4 - Describe how to organise resources prior to and during operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.
3

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.

  • 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 and 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.
  • 3.4 - Describe the types of fire extinguishers available when operating and controlling operations of road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations and describe how and when they are used.
4

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.

  • 4.1 - 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 operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.
  • 4.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations in relation to the following:
    –safe use, storage and handling of plant, machinery, equipment and tools
    –safe use, storage and handling of materials
    –specific risks to health.
  • 4.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of prevention, should be used, relating to operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations, 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)
  • 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

Request and select the required quantity and quality of resources to operate and control operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.

  • 5.1 - Request and select consumables, materials and other resources associated with operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.
  • 5.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources, and how they should be used correctly, relating to:
    –consumables, lubricants and fuels
    –attachments
    –in-situ structural road recycling additions
    –hand tools, ancillary equipment and accessories.
  • 5.3 - Describe how to confirm that the resources and materials conform to the specification.
  • 5.4 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 5.5 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
  • 5.6 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work including those identified by the control of substances hazardous to health assessments (COSHH).
  • 5.7 - Describe how to identify weight, bearing pressure, pressure, quantity, length and area associated with the method and procedures to operate and control operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.
6

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.

  • 6.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 6.2 - Maintain a clear and tidy 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 operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.

  • 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 productivity targets and time scales
    –how times are estimated
    –organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
8

Comply with the given contract information to operate and control operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations to the required specification.

  • 8.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when operating and controlling operations of specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations
    –checking , setting up, adjusting, aligning, communicating, operating, controlling, removing, laying, spreading, compacting, marking, levelling, smoothing, treating and finishing.
  • 8.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, ancillary equipment and/or accessories.
  • 8.3 - Prepare, operate or control operations of plant, machinery or equipment for at least one of the following to given working instructions
    –pulveriser (milling or planing), recycling and mixing machine operator maintaining speed, line and level
    –combination in-situ recycling machine operator maintaining speed, line and level
    –bulk binder spreader machine operator ensuring even spread and distribution of recycled materials and binder
    –tanker truck (water, emulsion or bitumen) operator maintaining speed, coverage and communication with pulveriser or recycling machine operator
    –motor grader operator grading and shaping to profile
    –roller operator (single drum, tandem and pneumatic-tyred) ensuring compaction.
  • 8.4 - Shut down and secure plant, machinery or equipment.
  • 8.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    –identify installation requirements
    –conform to agreed specifications
    –confirm the area and location of work, the operations, safety and security requirements including temporary traffic management and immediate area protection
    –identify markings for ironwork and utilities
    –prepare, set up and carry out pre-start and running checks of the plant, machinery and equipment
    –check and monitor ambient conditions and adjust work in relation to prevailing weather conditions
    –carry out and control operations according to your role and the required performance of plant, machinery and equipment
    –recognise the duties of other operators, pulverising operator, recycling and mixing machine operator, bulk binder spreader machine operator, motor grader operator, roller operator, tanker truck operator to ensure cohesive operations
    –recognise, monitor and control processes e.g. removal, mixing, compacting, laying, treatment and preparation of joints, line, level, spread, thickness and finishes
    –work around street furniture and ironwork
    –identify trafficable times and protect site for curing
    –clear gullies, relocate ironwork and reinstate verges
    –return infrastructure to operational status
    –recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    –record and report, machine operation factors, work progress and completions
    –shut down and secure plant, machinery and equipment
    –use hand tools, ancillary equipment and accessories.
  • 8.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when operating specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations.
  • 8.7 - Describe how to maintain the plant or machinery, tools equipment and/or accessories used to operate specialist road plant, machinery or equipment for in-situ structural road recycling operations. 
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 own area of work.
This unit must be assessed against ONE of the following endorsements:
- pulveriser, recycling machine
- combination in-situ recycling machine
- bulk binder spreader machine
- tanker truck
- motor grader
- roller.

Qualifications offering this unit

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