This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to prepare and rig all types of loads in preparation for lifting by a crane in accordance with relevant state/territory authority high risk work licence requirements and regulations, in a variety of operational contexts.
It includes preparing for load transfer, assessing lifting requirements, securing and detaching load.
Work is performed with general supervision, and with duty of care responsibility for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes.
A person who rigs a load must hold a high risk work licence.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Prepare for load transfer
Job hazards are identified and required action is taken to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
Working area is prepared and maintained in accordance with industry standards, codes of practice and workplace operating procedures
Unsafe work practices and/or faulty equipment are reported in accordance with workplace procedures
Correct personal protective equipment is identified and worn
Assess lifting requirements
Work operations plan is examined and lift requirements are identified including job method and sequence, control measures and safety procedures
Coordination requirements with other site personnel are confirmed
Load mass, dimensions and centre of gravity are determined
Appropriate lifting gear/equipment/packing, including slings, ropes, shackles, eye bolts, spreaders is selected from safety charts and safe working load (SWL)/working load limit (WLL) tags, and is assembled and checked for serviceability
Damaged or worn items are tagged, rejected and reported to appropriate personnel for follow-up action
Lifting/anchorage points are correctly identified
Lifting gear/equipment/packing is connected to load, and load is secured to lifting device in accordance with workplace and manufacturer specifications, guidelines and regulatory requirements
Load is lifted, suspended off lifting plane and checked to ensure it is appropriately rigged and secured
Corrective action is undertaken when preliminary lift assessment reveals unacceptable operational situation
Tag lines are fixed to load in accordance with work operation plan and/or, in consultation with other personnel, as required due to wind conditions and site hazards/obstacles
Slinging attachments are released from load without injury to personnel or damage to workplace operating procedures
Damage to load/site is identified and reported in accordance with workplace procedures
Lifting gear/equipment/packing is maintained and stored in accordance with workplace and manufacturer specifications, guidelines and regulatory requirements
Evidence of Performance
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:
applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
applying relevant high risk work legislation and workplace procedures
calculating safe working load (SWL)/working load limit (WLL)
communicating effectively with others
identifying and correctly using equipment, processes and procedures
inspecting equipment prior to use
interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work
modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
monitoring condition and performance of gear and equipment and taking appropriate action as required
monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule
operating and adapting to differences in equipment in accordance with workplace operating procedures
reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures, information and signs
reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
selecting and using required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) standards
servicing gear and equipment in terms of maintenance schedule and workplace operating procedures
working collaboratively with others
working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
Evidence of Knowledge
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:
dogging and rigging licence to perform high risk work requirements
mobile crane applications, capacities, configurations, safety hazards and control mechanisms
operational procedures for crane crews
operational work systems and equipment
how to prioritise and multi-tasking work
problems that may arise when rigging a load during mobile crane operations and actions that should be taken to prevent or solve these problems
relevant road rules, regulations, permit and high risk work licence requirements for rigging loads during mobile crane operations
relevant WHS/OHS and environmental procedures and regulations
workplace procedures for rigging loads during mobile crane operations.
As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Resources for assessment include:
a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals
relevant materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.
Non-essential conditions can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.
D â€“ Load Handling