Conduct hydraulic shovel operations

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 RIIMPO302B, 'Conduct hydraulic shovel operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for operations

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to conducting hydraulic shovel operations

1.2. Receive, interpret and clarify shift changeover details

1.3. Evaluate equipment and/or attachments supplied for suitability for the work to be undertaken, according to job specifications and to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of work activities

1.4. Identify, address and report potential hazards and risks

1.5. Select personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.6. Carry out equipment pre-start check to ensure equipment is ready for operation

1.7. Comply with environmental requirements

1.8. Establish and maintain communication with other personnel using approved communication methods

1.9. Follow emergency procedures to ensure safety of personnel and plant

2. Operate shovel

2.1. Start shovel to manufacturer's operational requirements

2.2. Warm up and exercise shovel and associated equipment, and check controls and instruments for correct functioning

2.3. Monitor and respond to equipment performance utilising appropriate indicators and alarms to aid efficient and effective operation

2.4. Operate shovel smoothly, with correct reach angle to allow optimum efficiency and bucket load, and minimise overload or strain on shovel

2.5. Position shovel for safe, efficient extraction

3. Dig and load trucks

3.1. Position and set up shovel for safe, efficient digging

3.2. Determine and maintain depth of bench to allow optimum use of bucket capacity

3.3. Set and monitor bucket penetration for optimum bucket load and to minimise overload or strain on shovel

3.4. Walk shovel and re-position for safe and efficient operation

3.5. Communicate with and direct truck positioning for safe loading operation

3.6. Load material on truck so that bucket clears side of truck and is not swung over truck cabin, material is placed in the centre of tray and does not exceed truck load limit

3.7. Check surrounding area and re-position shovel in regard to other operations personnel, to meet digging requirements

3.8. Keep floor clear and level and remove spillages

3.9. Park shovel in safe area, on flat, level ground at end of shift

4. Clean equipment to site requirements

4.1. Clean and store attachments and other ancillary equipment ready for further use

4.2. Complete all required records and documentation accurately and promptly