Shift loads manually utilising non-motorised equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver DEFCA301B, 'Shift loads manually utilising non-motorised equipment'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare to shift the load

1.1 Appropriate personal protective equipment is selected and worn in accordance with OH&S requirements

1.2 Job instructions are used to identify the type of load, safe working load and working load limits, and the distance and/or height to be moved

1.3 Load is examined to determine condition, length, bulk, weight, most appropriate method to shift the load and resources required

1.4 Any damage to load is recorded and reported to supervisor

1.5 A movement plan is developed, potential difficulties are identified, and the method of shifting the load and any requirement for additional personnel are approved by the supervisor

1.6 Tools, load shifting equipment and other materials are selected, checked for serviceability and any defects are reported to the supervisor

1.7 The work site is prepared to ensure sufficient clear space is available in accordance with job instructions

2. Shift the load

2.1 Load is broken down, where applicable, to allow handling and moving a number of single items to ensure the maximum weight of 500 kg is not exceeded

2.2 Mechanical strapping equipment and other securing devices are used, when applicable, to stabilise the load, in accordance with manufacturer's and job instructions

2.3 Where applicable, the load is slung/unslung, using the correct securing devices, in accordance with national standards, safety codes and operational instructions

2.4 Mechanical aids and field machines are constructed, when required, by the approved shifting method, so that the load can be shifted in accordance with job instructions

2.5 Safe working limits for lifting equipment are identified and maintained

2.6 Load is moved safely in accordance with approved shifting method and steadied by tag lines, if required, and stored and stacked in relocated position

2.7 Any part of the load that is damaged during the lift is reported to the supervisor in accordance with standard procedures

3. Refurbish equipment and work site

3.1 Site is cleaned and cleared of debris and unwanted material

3.2 Field machines, tools and equipment are cleaned, inspected, serviced, maintained and stored in accordance with standard procedures

3.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with standard procedures