Shift loads using cranes

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 TLID3044, 'Shift loads using cranes'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Plan work for the current working conditions


Traffic flow and work area conditions are constantly assessed and anticipated to allow safe operation to ensure no injury to people, or damage to crane, loads or facilities


Load characteristics are taken into account to ensure appropriate attachments/gear are used to move load as required


Occurrences in the work area that may affect the safety and efficiency of operations are reported to appropriate personnel


Use controls and crane operating systems


Crane is prepared for operation in accordance with manufacturer instructions and workplace procedures


Crane is started in accordance with manufacturer guidelines


Instruments and gauges are monitored during start up and operations to ensure operation is within manufacturer specifications and workplace/regulatory safety requirements


Engine power is managed for efficiency of crane movement and economy of crane operations


Crane operations are conducted within manufacturer specified torque range


Faults or damage to crane are immediately reported to appropriate personnel


Locate load and identify load characteristics


Load is located and identified in accordance with instructions


Requirements for safe working load (SWL) and working load limit (WLL) of the crane are identified


Load weight and dimensions are checked to ensure they fall within the crane capacity


Loading and unloading plans are followed to ensure efficiency and safety of operations


Load characteristics are taken into account to ensure appropriate loading and unloading procedures are followed


Hazardous cargo is identified and relevant procedures are taken into account when planning and conducting work


Safely move load


Crane is operated using smooth and controlled movements


Manoeuvres are within crane limits and in line with manufacturer specifications


Load is moved ensuring no injury to personnel or damage to crane or cargo


Continuous communication is maintained with personnel assisting the operator in the load movement operations using appropriate communications technology and procedures


In an incident or emergency, crane is immediately stopped and workplace emergency procedures are followed


Safety incidents and emergencies are reported in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements


Monitor controls


Crane controls are monitored and operated in accordance with manufacturer operating instructions


Control systems are confirmed and acted on in accordance with regulatory requirements, manufacturer guidelines and workplace procedures


Control faults are identified and reported in accordance with workplace guidelines


Stop, shut down and secure equipment


Crane is brought to a controlled halt within manufacturer guidelines and is shut down without injury to personnel or damage to equipment, loads or facilities in accordance with workplace procedures


Crane is secured after operations in accordance with manufacturer instructions and workplace procedures