Conduct rope shovel operations

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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 RIIMPO303D, 'Conduct rope shovel operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for rope shovel operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply rope shovel documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements before proceeding

1.3 Identify and address risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5 Select, and check for faults, equipment and/or attachments for work activities

1.6 Position or move cable towers, power lines and/or crossovers to location according to work plan, ensuring safety of operator and other personnel

1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Operate shovel

2.1 Carry out start-up, park, shutdown and secure equipment procedures

2.2 Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencing, during, and on completion of the work activity

2.3 Monitor and manage equipment performance using indicators and alarms, and ensure efficiency of operation

2.4 Act on or report monitoring systems and alarms

2.5 Drive and operate shovel smoothly, with correct reach angle, and ensure optimum bucket load without overload or strain on shovel

2.6 Continually monitor hazards and risks, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

2.7 Complete the work plan, within the operating capacities of the equipment

3. Dig and load trucks with rope shovel

3.1 Position and set up shovel for safe, efficient digging

3.2 Determine and maintain depth of bench, ensure optimum use of bucket capacity

3.3 Set and monitor bucket penetration and ensure 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 driver and direct truck positioning, and ensure safe loading operation

3.6 Load material on truck, and ensure bucket clears side of truck and is not swung over truck cabin

3.7 Ensure material is placed in the centre of truck tray and does not exceed truck load limit

3.8 Re-position shovel, and ensure safety of other operations personnel, property and equipment

3.9 Keep floor clear and level and remove spillages

3.10 Park shovel in safe area, on flat, level ground at end of operation

4. Carry out operator maintenance

4.1 Prepare machine for maintenance

4.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding

4.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

4.4 Return machine to service

4.5 Process written maintenance records

5. Conduct housekeeping activities

5.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

5.2 Manage and/or report hazards, and maintain a safe working environment

5.3 Process records