Shift loads manually utilising non-motorised equipment
Issue Date: August 2018
The application of this unit in the workplace - the environments, complexities and situations involved - will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.
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This unit covers the competency required to manually shift construction materials and other loads of up to 500 kg in weight that are unable to be moved by motorised lifting equipment such as forklifts.
Loads may be moved with equipment such as chain blocks, jacks and winches, which provide mechanical advantage. Alternatively, devices such as slings, gins, derricks and sheers may need to be constructed to provide the mechanical advantage necessary to lift and move the load. Loads will need to be prepared for movement using a range of ancillary devices such as strapping, netting, ropes and chains.
The unit will usually be conducted under field conditions working under supervision as part of a team.
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