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Unit of competency details

AHCMOM207 - Conduct front-end loader operations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCMOM207A - Conduct front-end loader operationsThis unit is equivalent to AHCMOM207A Conduct front-end loader operations 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 1) 27/Jun/2016


Qualifications that include this unit

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FWP30516 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured ProductsCertificate III in Timber Manufactured ProductsCurrent3-5 
AHC30116 - Certificate III in AgricultureCertificate III in AgricultureCurrent1-8 
FWP30416 - Certificate III in Wood Panel ProductsCertificate III in Wood Panel ProductsDeleted3-4 
AHC20516 - Certificate II in ArboricultureCertificate II in ArboricultureSuperseded
AHC21020 - Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem ManagementCertificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem ManagementCurrent
FWP20416 - Certificate II in Wood Panel ProductsCertificate II in Wood Panel ProductsDeleted3-4 
AHC20116 - Certificate II in AgricultureCertificate II in AgricultureCurrent1-7 
AHC30416 - Certificate III in Pork ProductionCertificate III in Pork ProductionCurrent1-3 
FWP20316 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and ProcessingCertificate II in Sawmilling and ProcessingCurrent3-5 
AHC31918 - Certificate III in Rural Machinery OperationsCertificate III in Rural Machinery OperationsDeleted
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for, carry out and shut down front-end loader operations in an agricultural environment.

The unit applies to individuals who conduct front-end loader operations to undertake routine work under general supervision with limited autonomy and accountability.

Vehicle must be operated according to relevant state/territory licensing authority vehicle licence requirements and regulations.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Machinery operation and maintenance (MOM)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for front-end loader operation

1.1 Confirm with supervisor activity to be undertaken, including identifying potential hazards and risks and implementing safe working practices to manage risks

1.2 Source and interpret front-end loader operation and maintenance manual and manufacturer instructions

1.3 Assess the work-site and confirm suitability of the machinery and equipment for the task

1.4 Select and maintain personal protective equipment according to workplace safety requirements

1.5 Fit and use personal protective equipment and confirm safety equipment applicable to the task being undertaken

1.6 Conduct front-end loader routine pre-operational checks according to operation and maintenance manual and report faults or malfunctions to supervisor for repair

1.7 Observe safety rules and regulations, including site rules and legislation and site specific instructions

2. Operate front-end loader

2.1 Carry out pre-start, and start up procedures according to health and safety in the workplace guidelines

2.2 Drive and operate front-end loader, and modify operating technique to meet changing work conditions

2.3 Select loading technique and modify where required to meet changing work conditions

2.4 Use attachments according to manufacturer instructions and site requirements

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

2.6 Identify environmental and biosecurity implications associated with front-end loader operation and minimise impact

2.7 Complete work task according to the agreed plan and within the operating capacity of the equipment and operator

3. Complete front-end loader operation

3.1 Park front-end loader and conduct shut down procedures

3.2 Perform routine operational servicing and minor maintenance according to front-end loader operation and maintenance manual

3.3 Identify and report malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage to supervisor

3.4 Clean, secure and store front-end loader

3.5 Remove and store keys in the required location

3.6 Maintain front-end loader use records in required format

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Interpret textual information from a range of sources to identify relevant and key information about workplace operations

Writing

  • Document front-end loader use

Oral communication

  • Use clear language to report malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage
  • Participate in verbal exchanges to respond to questions and clarify information

Numeracy

  • Calculate quantities of vehicle fluids including fuel
  • Identify correct tyre pressure or track tension

Navigate the world of work

  • Recognise and follow workplace requirements, including safety requirements, associated with own role and area of responsibility

Range of Conditions

This section specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Pre-operational checks must include:

  • maintenance interval schedule daily check
  • machine damage and serviceability
  • checking for missing parts
  • fluid leaks and levels
  • fuel level
  • brakes and clutch operation
  • condition of tyres or tracks
  • machine controls.

Attachments must include at least one of the following:

  • bale fork
  • bucket
  • bull blades
  • log fork
  • pallet fork
  • S Houle rock bucket
  • silage fork.

Biosecurity implications must include:

  • control of cross-site contamination.

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations Release 2

AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations Release 1

Minor changes to performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides are available at VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit. There must be evidence that the individual has prepared for, carried out and shut down front-end loader operations at least once and has demonstrated the following:

  • identified hazards and implemented safe operating procedures for front-end loader operations
  • carried out front-end loader pre-operational checks for safe front-end loader operations
  • driven and operated a front-end loader safely and modified operating technique to meet changing work conditions
  • operated front-end loader features and attachments consistent with operation and maintenance manual and manufacturer specifications
  • carried out front-end loader shut down procedures including securing and safe storage of front-end loader
  • minimised environmental impacts associated with front-end loader operation
  • followed workplace health and safety procedures while undertaking pre-operational checks, operational and shut down procedures for the front-end loader
  • followed industry and workplace biosecurity procedures
  • completed required documentation for front-end loader use.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • hazards and risks associated with front-end loader operations
  • front-end loader site safety requirements
  • front-end loader components, controls, features, technical capabilities and limitations
  • front-end loader operation and maintenance manual
  • duty of care to self, others and the environment when operating a front-end loader
  • relevant legislation with regard to front-end loader operation and licensing requirements
  • environmental impacts relevant to the operation of front-end loaders
  • workplace procedures applicable to health and safety in the workplace requirements to operate a front-end loader safely
  • industry and workplace biosecurity procedures.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • a workplace setting or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • individual must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • individual must not be taking any medication (prescribed or otherwise) that may impair judgement
  • individual must not be in a fatigued state when operating the machinery
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • front-end loaders
  • attachments
  • safety equipment and personal protective equipment applicable to the task being undertaken
  • specifications:
  • front-end loader operation and maintenance manuals
  • industry and workplace biosecurity procedures applicable to front-end loader operation
  • legislation relevant to front-end loader operation and licensing requirements
  • timeframes:
  • according to the job requirements.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides are available at VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72