Pilot and escort oversized and-or over-mass vehicles

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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 PSPTRAN409, 'Pilot and escort oversized and-or over-mass vehicles'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Prepare pilot and escort vehicles for operations

1.1 Maintenance needs of pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are identified from maintenance schedules or reports of faults.

1.2 Minor maintenance on vehicles is carried out in accordance with organisational procedures and to manufacturers specifications.

1.3 Pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are prepared for operations to manufacturers’ specifications in accordance with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements.

1.4 Post-maintenance inspections and tests of pilot and/or escort vehicles and associated equipment are completed.

1.5 Identified faults, repairs and the outcomes of inspections, are recorded in accordance with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements.

2 Confirm pilot and escort requirements

2.1 Transport companies whose vehicles are scheduled for escort are consulted to confirm requirements for pilot and/or escort operations.

2.2 Authorisation/s for pilot and escort operators are confirmed as current.

2.3 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.

2.4 The permit holder is advised of the results of the checks and any non-compliances are addressed before operations can begin.

2.5 Convoys are briefed and given instructions and directions on pilot or escort operations.

3 Conduct pilot and/or escort operation

3.1 Required vehicle positioning, traffic warning and directional signalling procedures are implemented to enable safe passage of the load.

3.2 Safety equipment is operated and roadside obstacles are positioned to ensure safe passage of the load in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.

3.3 Precautions are taken to ensure that convoy personnel are aware of road and other conditions that may impact on load and vehicle security.

3.4 Contingency and emergency plans are prepared to enable unexpected events to be handled safely.

3.4 Required liaison is undertaken with authorities in accordance with organisational procedures.

4 Use pilot and escort communication

4.1Communications equipment and resources for use in piloting and escorting duties are deployed/operated in accordance with organisational procedures, regulatory requirements and manufacturers specifications.

4.2 Messages are transmitted and received clearly and precisely with due observation of ethics and protocols required of users.

4.3 Backup communication strategies are established and personnel involved are informed of operating and coordination procedures.

4.4 Alternative communication strategies are used to communicate messages in response to communications failures and problems.

5 Maintain records

5.1 Journey documentation is completed in accordance with legislation, organisational policy and procedures.

5.2 Records on oversize and over-mass vehicle movements are maintained in accordance with legislative and organisational documentation requirements.

5.3 Damage and other incidents are reported clearly and legibly to authorities in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures.