Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

PSPTRAN409 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Pilot and escort oversized and-or over-mass vehicles

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency PSPTRAN409 - Pilot and escort oversized and-or over-mass vehicles
Description This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake pilot and escort duties in the movement of oversize and/or over-mass vehicles.Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit applies to individuals in road transport regulatory roles who are authorised to pilot and escort oversize and/or over-mass vehicles. Work is carried out in compliance with licence or permit requirements and state/territory regulations relating to piloting and escorting of oversize and/or over-mass vehicles.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Not applicable.
Competency Field Road Transport Compliance
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Prepare pilot and escort vehicles for operations
  • Maintenance needs of pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are identified from maintenance schedules or reports of faults.
  • Minor maintenance on vehicles is carried out in accordance with organisational procedures and to manufacturers specifications.
  • Pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are prepared for operations to manufacturers’ specifications in accordance with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Post-maintenance inspections and tests of pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are completed.
  • Identified faults, repairs and the outcomes of inspections, are recorded in accordance with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements.
       
Element: Confirm pilot and escort requirements
  • Transport companies whose vehicles are scheduled for escort are consulted to confirm requirements for pilot and/or escort operations.
  • Authorisation/s for pilot and escort operators are confirmed as current.
  • Required permits are verified for completeness and accuracy and all vehicles and drivers are inspected to ensure compliance with permits in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • The permit holder is advised of the results of the checks and any non-compliances are addressed before operations can begin.
  • Convoys are briefed and given instructions and directions on pilot or escort operations.
       
Element: Conduct pilot and/or escort operation
  • Required vehicle positioning, traffic warning and directional signalling procedures are implemented to enable safe passage of the load.
  • Safety equipment is operated and roadside obstacles are positioned to ensure safe passage of the load in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.
  • Precautions are taken to ensure that convoy personnel are aware of road and other conditions that may impact on load and vehicle security.
  • Contingency and emergency plans are prepared to enable unexpected events to be handled safely.
  • Required liaison is undertaken with authorities in accordance with organisational procedures.
       
Element: Use pilot and escort communication
       
Element: Communications equipment and resources for use in piloting and escorting duties are deployed/operated in accordance with organisational procedures, regulatory requirements and manufacturers specifications.
  • Messages are transmitted and received clearly and precisely with due observation of ethics and protocols required of users.
  • Backup communication strategies are established and personnel involved are informed of operating and coordination procedures.
  • Alternative communication strategies are used to communicate messages in response to communications failures and problems.
       
Element: Maintain records
  • Journey documentation is completed in accordance with legislation, organisational policy and procedures.
  • Records on oversize and over-mass vehicle movements are maintained in accordance with legislative and organisational documentation requirements.
  • Damage and other incidents are reported clearly and legibly to authorities in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures.
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The Evidence Guide specifies the evidence required to demonstrate achievement in the unit of competency as a whole. It must be read in conjunction with the Unit descriptor, Performance Criteria, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Public Sector Training Package.

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

In addition to integrated demonstration of the elements and their related performance criteria, look for evidence that confirms consistency of performance in piloting or escorting oversize or over-mass vehicles.

This will include evidence of:

actual or simulated piloting and escorting oversize and over-mass vehicles on at least three separate occasions or in three different situations/contexts

communicating clearly and precisely using required protocols, including at least one instance where alternative strategies are required in response to communication failures and problems

adhering to legal, ethical and organisational requirements relating to pilot and escort duties

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure access to a real or simulated workplace environment that closely resembles normal work practice and replicates the range of conditions likely to be encountered while piloting or escorting oversize or over-mass vehicles, including coping with difficulties, irregularities and breakdowns in routine.

Access is required to resources such as:

applicable legislation, policies and procedures

case studies and workplace scenarios to capture the range of requirements for situations likely to be encountered

real or simulated operational situations where vehicles are piloted or escorted

oversize and over-mass vehicles

equipment and materials generally present in an operational environment

personal protective equipment

Method of assessment

Assessment methods suitable for valid and reliable assessment of this unit of competency may include, but are not limited to, a combination of 2 or more of:

case studies

demonstration

observation

written or oral questions

scenarios

simulation or role plays

authenticated evidence from the workplace and/or training courses

Guidance information for assessment

Assessment methods should reflect workplace demands, such as literacy, and the needs of particular groups, such as:

people with disabilities

people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

women

young people

older people

people in rural and remote locations


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Skill requirements

communication skills to:

receive and transmit messages during operations

use required communication protocols

relate to persons from diverse backgrounds

teamwork skills to:

work collaboratively with others in the convoy when piloting or escorting vehicles

problem solving skills to:

address problems arising during pilot or escort operations

implement contingency plans for unexpected events during pilot or escort operations

planning and organising skills to:

prepare vehicles for escort

confirm pilot or escort requirements

keep to planned schedule of operations

literacy skills to:

read and interpret permits, signs, procedures and manufacturers specifications

complete documentation and records relating to the movement of oversize and over mass vehicles

self-management skills to:

interpret and follow instructions

minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist in pilot or escort operations

modify activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments

comply with regulatory requirements, organisational policies and procedures

technical skills to:

operate pilot or escort vehicles

operate electronic communication equipment

operate communication signage and other communication resources required during pilot or escort operations

Knowledge requirements

road rules, regulations, permit and licence requirements of state/territory roads and traffic authorities pertaining to the piloting and escorting of oversize and over-mass loads

safe, low-risk driving strategies

situational awareness

pre-departure checks required for vehicles, communication equipment and procedures, and signage

factors which may cause traffic delays and diversions and related action that can be taken by a driver

pre-departure planning for:

traffic delays and diversions

related action that can be taken

fatigue management

procedures to be followed in the event of a driving/piloting/escort emergency

documentation requirements for piloting and escorting oversize and or over-mass vehicles

The Range Statement provides information about the context in which the unit of competency is carried out. The variables cater for differences between States and Territories and the Commonwealth, and between organisations and workplaces. They allow for different work requirements, work practices and knowledge. The Range Statement also provides a focus for assessment. It relates to the unit as a whole. Text in bold italics in the Performance Criteria is explained here.

Minor maintenance may include:

replacing blown globes and fuses

repairs to rear tail-light lens

changing tyres

Pilot and/or escort operations may include:

in daylight or at night

in typical weather conditions

on the open road

on private roads

in typical traffic conditions

Convoys may include:

pilot vehicle

vehicle being escorted

escort vehicle/s

multiple vehicles under escort where this is permitted

Road and other conditions may include:

wet or iced roads

oil on road

windy sections of road

foggy conditions

animals or objects on road

pedestrians crossing the road

parked vehicles on the road

flooded sections of road

road damage

road works

road closures

holiday traffic

traffic accidents

bridge/tunnel damage

emergency situations such as bushfires.

Unexpected events may include:

road conditions

weather conditions

emergency situations

vehicle faults or incidents such as:

overheating

faulty steering mechanism

leaking fuel

faulty brakes

puncture

shredded tyre

fire in vehicle

Authorities may include:

road traffic authorities

local government authorities

police

heavy vehicle regulators

Communications equipment may include:

vehicle signage

light battens

high visibility gloves

directional display boards

radios

satellite phones

flashing lights

headlights

hazard lights

Personnel may include:

drivers of oversize and/or over-mass vehicles

management/supervisors

base personnel

emergency services

regulatory authorities

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Maintenance needs of pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are identified from maintenance schedules or reports of faults. 
Minor maintenance on vehicles is carried out in accordance with organisational procedures and to manufacturers specifications. 
Pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are prepared for operations to manufacturers’ specifications in accordance with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements. 
Post-maintenance inspections and tests of pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are completed. 
Identified faults, repairs and the outcomes of inspections, are recorded in accordance with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements. 
Transport companies whose vehicles are scheduled for escort are consulted to confirm requirements for pilot and/or escort operations. 
Authorisation/s for pilot and escort operators are confirmed as current. 
Required permits are verified for completeness and accuracy and all vehicles and drivers are inspected to ensure compliance with permits in accordance with regulatory requirements. 
The permit holder is advised of the results of the checks and any non-compliances are addressed before operations can begin. 
Convoys are briefed and given instructions and directions on pilot or escort operations. 
Required vehicle positioning, traffic warning and directional signalling procedures are implemented to enable safe passage of the load. 
Safety equipment is operated and roadside obstacles are positioned to ensure safe passage of the load in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures. 
Precautions are taken to ensure that convoy personnel are aware of road and other conditions that may impact on load and vehicle security. 
Contingency and emergency plans are prepared to enable unexpected events to be handled safely. 
Required liaison is undertaken with authorities in accordance with organisational procedures. 
 
Messages are transmitted and received clearly and precisely with due observation of ethics and protocols required of users. 
Backup communication strategies are established and personnel involved are informed of operating and coordination procedures. 
Alternative communication strategies are used to communicate messages in response to communications failures and problems. 
Journey documentation is completed in accordance with legislation, organisational policy and procedures. 
Records on oversize and over-mass vehicle movements are maintained in accordance with legislative and organisational documentation requirements. 
Damage and other incidents are reported clearly and legibly to authorities in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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