- AHCMOM501A - Manage machinery and equipment
Manage machinery and equipment
This unit applies to those whose job role it is to manage machinery and equipment in agriculture, horticulture and land management to ensure that machinery and equipment for the enterprise is managed in a way that allows the core business of the enterprise to operate efficiently.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Evaluate machinery and equipment
1.1. Operations of available machinery and equipment are reviewed and matched to production processes and OHS requirements.
1.2. Operation and servicing costs of machinery and equipment are calculated to justify total purchasing price.
1.3. Productivity returns from machinery and equipment are estimated to identify benefit to production processes.
1.4. Machinery and equipment replacement cycles are monitored to identify improvement options and maximise life cycles of components.
1.5. Machinery and equipment is accessed through appropriate procurement options.
2. Coordinate maintenance
2.1. Maintenance and service cycles are identified and scheduled to ensure servicing is according to manufacturer's specifications and production processes.
2.2. Storing and housing of machinery and equipment is costed and organised.
2.3. Maintenance is documented and recorded to ensure operational and service history.
2.4. OHS hazards in the workplace are identified, risk assessed, and risk controls are recorded and reviewed according to enterprise requirements.
2.5. Suitable personal protective equipment is provided, used, maintained and stored according to OHS requirements.
2.6. Repair and maintenance routines are developed and monitored according to manufacturer's specifications and OHS requirements.
3. Monitor operation
3.1. Consumables and operational support materials are made available, maintained and disposed of according to enterprise requirements.
3.2. Environmental implications and workplace safety practices are monitored according to enterprise requirements.
3.3. Operational procedures are clear, documented and followed according to manufacturer's specifications.
3.4. Operators are provided with competent instruction and appropriate supervision according to OHS requirements.
identify hazards and implement safe systems of work
monitor machinery and equipment operations
evaluate machinery and equipment
identify skill needs of staff
identifying, assessing and controlling hazards
use literacy skills to fulfil job roles as required by the organisation. The level of skill may range from reading and understanding documentation to completion of written reports
use oral communication skills/language competence to fulfil the job role as specified by the organisation including questioning, active listening, asking for clarification, negotiating solutions and responding to a range of views
use numeracy skills to estimate, calculate and record complex workplace measures
use interpersonal skills to work with others and relate to people from a range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities.
servicing and maintaining machinery and equipment within area of responsibility
methods of calculating the cost of machines and their contribution
training and instruction techniques for directing the learning of staff
relevant OHS and environmental issues, legislative requirements and Codes of Practice
OHS hazard identification, risk assessment and developing risk controls
environmental legislation and Codes of Practice with regard to maintenance of machinery and equipment, disposal of wastes and hazardous substances
legislative and enterprise requirements for OHS.
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy holistically all of the requirements of the performance criteria and required skills and knowledge and include achievement of the following:
develop machinery and equipment operation and maintenance procedures in compliance with environmental Codes of Practice and OHS and hazardous substances legislation
schedule, supervise and record the service and maintenance of machinery and equipment
monitor machinery and equipment operations and maintenance and review risk assessments periodically to ensure a safe operating environment
assess staff capability in machinery maintenance and operation and provide training and mentoring
calculate the total running cost of machines.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions. Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.
Machinery covered by this standard may include:
agricultural and horticultural machinery and equipment
earth moving equipment
solar and wind powered equipment
all types of park and turf maintenance machinery and equipment.
Machinery operation and maintenance
This unit contains employability skills.