Supervise the construction of short term roads or tracks

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Plan road or track construction

1.1 Interpret road requirements and restrictions from instructions, expected time frame for usage and likely weather conditions.

1.2 Seek assistance to survey road location.

1.3 Survey water courses and other ground obstacles and note their impact on road design.

1.4 Plan crossing or entry points for other roads and tracks.

1.5 Investigate soil conditions to establish profile to sub-base level.

1.6 Plan extent and depth of clearing and cutting.

1.7 Plan soil dumping or storage areas to accommodate volume of soil to be removed, access and restoration.

1.8 Develop construction plan in accordance with design, resources, risks and environmental considerations.

1.9 Confirm availability of required road base and additional material.

1.10 Confirm and monitor competence of team members.

1.11 Brief construction team.

1.12 Liaise with outside agencies.

2. Supervise road or track construction

2.1 Direct and supervise construction team in accordance with the construction plan.

2.2 Recognise and respond to unexpected situations that require a quick and decisive response.

2.3 Check drainage, levelling, road alignment and soil stability.

2.4 Organise and direct support from outside agencies.

2.5 Provide technical advice to higher authority or support agencies.

3. Supervise maintenance of road or track

3.1 Monitor condition of road/track in relation to volume of traffic and expected future requirements.

3.2 Identify and repair, or report to controlling body, specific damage likely to lead to safety or environmental issues.

3.3 Plan and carry out normal wear and damage repair with minimal disruption.

3.4 Note and modify ineffective drainage.

3.5 Redesign and remake areas of consistent damage.

4. Finalise the task

4.1 Conduct post activity analysis and make recommendations.

4.2 Recondition, replace or return equipment and stores.

4.3 Complete documentation.