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Operate quad bikes

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: April 2019

This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management sectors who use quad bikes as part of daily work routines within legislative requirements and enterprise guidelines.

This unit covers the process of maintaining and operating quad bikes (four wheeled), and defines the standard required to: perform routine pre-operational checks and maintenance; match, attach and operate equipment as described in the manufacturer's operators manual; recognise and control hazards and risks; safely operate quad bikes in a range of weather and terrain conditions; monitor and maintain vehicle records.

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Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy holistically all of the requirements of the performance criteria and required skills and knowledge and include achievement of the following:

perform routine pre-operational checks and maintenance

attach and operate equipment

recognise and control hazards and risks

safely operate quad bikes vehicles in a range of weather and terrain conditions

match and attach equipment appropriate to work requirements

monitor and maintain vehicle records.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions. Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

identify hazards and implement safe operating procedures

steer, manoeuvre and position quad bikes in a smooth and controlled manner

apply hand-eye co-ordination and correctly transfer body weight to maintain bike stability

safely operate quad bikes in a range of weather and terrain conditions

match and attach equipment to quad bikes according to manufacturer's specifications, legislative requirements, work requirements and enterprise safety policy

demonstrate safe and environmentally responsible workplace practices

read and comprehend manufacturer's specifications, work and maintenance plans, and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

effectively communicate faults and hazards, interpret and apply task instructions, report and maintain operational records

use literacy skills to follow sequenced written instructions and record information accurately and legibly

use oral communication skills/language competence to fulfil the job role as specified by the organisation including questioning, active listening, asking for clarification and seeking advice from supervisor

use numeracy skills to estimate, calculate and record routine workplace measures

use interpersonal skills to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities.

Required knowledge

hazards and risks associated with quad bike use

components, controls and features of quad bikes and their functions

range of quad bikes and attached equipment and functional applications

operating principles and operating methods

load limits and the principles of weight distribution with regard to load shifting and bike movement

effects of adverse weather and terrain conditions on the operation of quad bikes

licensing requirements

OHS legislative requirements, codes of practice and enterprise procedures

codes of practice with regard to the use and control of hazardous substances

environmental codes of practice for machinery operation.

Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs)

record keeping requirements.

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.

Quad bikes may include:

the use of quad bikes (4 wheel motor bikes) in a range of off road situations including agriculture, horticulture conservation and land management and recreational situations.

Quad bikes exclude:

two wheel motor bikes

side by side utility vehicles.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified and safety concerns reported to the supervisor. 
Routine checks and maintenance of quad bike is conducted prior to use according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise requirements. 
Attached equipment suitable for quad bikes is fitted according to manufacturer's specifications. 
Attached equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements, checked for safety, and set for operation. 
Quad bike and equipment faults or malfunctions are identified and reported for repair according to enterprise requirements. 
Areas and applications excluded to quad bikes are identified on the farm safety plan. 
Appropriate licenses for operation of vehicles are obtained where required. 
Unload quad bike safely. 
Risks to self, others and the environment are recognised and controlled according to legislative and enterprise requirements. 
Suitable personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained according to legislative and enterprise requirements. 
Legislation and enterprise policies are complied with in regards to carrying passengers only bikes specifically equipped for passengers may be used. 
Hazards are identified, anticipated and controlled through the application of safe riding techniques. 
Farm quad bikes are operated in a safe and controlled manner and monitored for performance and efficiency. 
Environmental implications associated with quad bike operation are recognised and positive enterprise environmental procedures applied where relevant. 
Shut-down procedures are conducted according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise requirements. 
Malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage to ride-on vehicle is detailed and reported according to enterprise requirements. 
Quad bikes are cleaned, secured and stored according to enterprise requirements. 
Quad bike operational reports are maintained to industry standards according to enterprise requirements. 
Load and secure quad bike safely. 


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