ACCESSING EQUIPMENT

FOR THE NOVICE, THE EXPERIENCED AND TO ASSESSMENT

It is envisaged that at the end of the course the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of the industry & their responsibilities as a  plant operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer handbook dor the particular machine being used & be familiar with other information sources and the legislative requirements

  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify steering , driving and braking controls & explain their functions

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Check all emergency lowering functions

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Configure the machine for travel

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it on level/rough ground amd inclines in level and confined spaces

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area including overhead and underground hazards Manoeuvre the machine to the work area  & correctly configure in readiness  to carry out accessing tasks

  • Carry out accessing tasks at various points  up to full operating height

  • Travel with platform raised (where applicable)

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedu res for machine transportation

  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

It is envisaged that at the end of the course the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer handbook of the particular machine to be used, be familiar with other information sources  & relevant legislation

  • Be able to locate and identify the major components Of the machine and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls & explain their function

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Conduct all emergency lowering functions

  • Safely mount and dismount the  machine

  • Configure the machine for travel

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely on level ground and on inclines in open and confined space

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area including overhead and underground hazards

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area& correctly configure in order to carry out accessing tasks

  • Carry out accessing tasks at varying points up to full operating height

  • Travel with platform raised (where applicable)

  • Use platform raised where applicable

  • Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of loading and unloading procedure for machine transportation

  • Carry out all end of shift & shut down procedures

It is envisaged that by the end of the course the learner will be able to answer questions on & perform the following

  • Have basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of the industry and their responsibilities as operators

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer handbook for the particular mobile scaffold to be used

  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the mobile scaffolding & explain their functions

  • Conduct all safety checks in accordance with the manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Select suitable type of mobile scaffolding for the type of work being undertaken

  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for mobile scaffolding

  • Erect, dismantle, relocate mobile scaffolding safely and efficiently

  • Carry out end of work inspections

  • Environmental considerations

  • Storage of mobile scaffold