Course Title: Operate elevated work platforms

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: MIET7564C

Course Title: Operate elevated work platforms

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632
Email: warren.james@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 32

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely and effectively operate some types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) in a variety of different terrains and situations to access isolated work areas. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down EWPs.

In addition to achievement of this competency, an EWP operator may need to obtain additional certification of training and experience before being allowed to operate the equipment.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms

Element:

1. Plan and prepare.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Work planning and preparation are conducted using plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details, obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information.
1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements for the types of EWP to be operated are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.
1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.
1.4. Plant, tools and equipment and personal protective equipment are selected to carry out tasks are consistent with job requirements, checked for serviceability, and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.
1.5. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.
1.6. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and regulatory authority obligations, and are applied.

Element:

2. Conduct routine checks of platform.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Power source is determined and connected to platform equipment according to manufacturer specifications.
2.2. Routine pre-operational equipment checks are carried out in accordance with checklist from operator's manual or manufacturer specifications.
2.3. Equipment is switched on in accordance with start up procedures and controls are checked for correct operation and ease of movement.
2.4. Emergency safety devices are checked to comply with instructions from operator's manual and checked for manual operation.
2.5. Work location is checked for level ground or floor surface to determine stabilising and safe working area requirements.

Element:

3. Locate equipment in place for work application.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Platform is positioned for work application and stabilisers are engaged to set equipment base level into place according to safe operating procedures.
3.2. Tools, equipment and materials are placed into bucket or on platform according to job application

Element:

4. Elevate platform to work location.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Harness is fitted securely and lanyard connected to attachment point.
4.2. EWP operation and controls are operated to manufacturer recommendations and platform is elevated to work position.
4.3. Power is switched off where specified and locking devices are engaged according to operator's manual.
4.4. Work is carried out to job specification and safety (OHS) requirements of operator's manual.

Element:

5. Lower platform and shut down.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Controls are operated to manufacturer recommendations and platform is lowered to down position.
5.2. Shut down procedures are carried out to operator's manual and equipment is switched off.

Element:

6. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
6.2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.
6.3. Work completion procedures are applied and relevant personnel notified that work is finished.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.


Teaching Schedule

This unit is delivered over 2 sessions

Session NumberTopic                                Learning Activities/Resource                            Elements/Performance criteriaAssessments                            
1Theory of Operate elevated work platformsPearson Construction Skills
Chapter 3

Safe Work Australia National Code Of Practice
For The Prevention Of Falls in Housing & Construction
 

 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 
1 cont’dSwms, Underpinnings, Formative tasksStudents complete Swms, underpinning questions in student recording book. 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5.Assessment 1- Submit Swms, work book, underpinning questions.
2Practical task-Students Operate elevated work platforms  using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book required for self assessment. 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.Assessment 2- Practical task
     


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.


References


Other Resources

Safe Work Australia National Code Of Practice
For The Prevention Of Falls in Housing & Construction


Overview of Assessment

 

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessment

Task 1

Assessment 1- Written tasks from workbook

Task 2

Assessment 2- Practical task

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping  Matrix

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

1.1

x

 

1.2

x

 

1.3

x

 

1.4

x

 

1.5

x

 

1.6

x

 

2.1

x

 

2.2

x

 

2.3

x

 

2.4

x

 

2.5

x

 

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

4.1

 

x

4.2

 

x

4.3

 

x

4.4

 

x

5.1

 

x

5.2

 

x

6.1

 

x

6.2

 

x

6.3

 

x

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete 2 different types of assessment tasks
Assessment 1- Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed Swms (weighting 30%)
Assessment 2- Practical installation of  task . (weighting 70%)
To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in both assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessment task                     Element/PC                                                                                                        Percentage weighting
Assessment 1- Written tasks from workbook1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5.30%
Assessment 2- Practical task3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.70%

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage

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