Unit of competency details

CPCCRI3013A - Perform intermediate rigging (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPCCRI3003A - Perform intermediate riggingPrerequisite requirement changed from CPCCRI3002A to CPCCRI3012A Unit outcome altered Not equivalent to CPCCRI3003A 20/May/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CPCCRI3013 - Perform intermediate riggingSupersedes and is equivalent to CPCCRI3013A Perform intermediate rigging. 26/Nov/2020

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/May/2011


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040329 Scaffolding And Rigging  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040329 Scaffolding And Rigging  04/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to erect cranes and tilt-up panels using intermediate rigging techniques. It includes load distribution and calculation.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge to use rigging techniques for erection of tilt-up panels, which includes working with others and as a member of a team.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable


Prerequisite units 


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Perform basic rigging

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details are obtained from relevant information , confirmed and applied for the scope of work  to be performed.

1.2. Safety  (OHS ) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

1.4. Plant, tools and equipment  selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements .

1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

1.7. Environmental requirements  are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and legislative authority  obligations and applied.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Resources, materials and equipment are selected in accordance with load charts and inspected for compliance with job specifications.

2.2. Lifting equipment is inspected according to manufacturer specifications.

2.3. Lifting and load shifting equipment identified as inconsistent with manufacturer specifications is labelled, rejected and disposed of to prevent its use in any circumstance.

2.4. Elevated work platforms and other means of mechanical access systems are determined and selected where specified.

2.5. Fall arrest equipment, with ground level installation, is installed.

2.6. Personnel cartage systems are determined and selected.

3. Connect equipment.

3.1. Loads are slung to ensure encapsulation of the whole of load.

3.2. Part loads are slung to ensure full encapsulation of the part load.

3.3. Whole or part loads are slung to protect loads and secured to prevent uncontrolled movement.

3.4. Load steerage lines are attached and used to prevent unnecessary load movement.

4. Move and position loads.

4.1. Load lifting/shifting order is determined to minimise necessity of double lifts.

4.2. Lifting/shifting equipment is connected to the load.

4.3. Test lift/shift is performed to ensure lift suitability.

4.4. Load is safely moved to required destination and secured in position to client specifications or job requirements.

4.5. Standard communication signals are used to coordinate safe movement of the load.

5. Remove rigging equipment.

5.1. Lifting/shifting equipment and packing is dismantled, lowered and inspected for wear.

5.2. Logbook and site records are completed to company requirements.

6. Clean up.

6.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

6.2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

6.3. Work completion procedures are applied and relevant personnel notified that work is finished.

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Required skills for this unit are:

  • communication skills to:
  • determine requirements
  • follow instructions
  • notify completion of work
  • read and interpret:
  • documentation from a variety of sources
  • drawings and specifications
  • report faults
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals
  • written skills to complete logbooks, site records and relevant work completion procedures
  • identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials
  • numeracy skills to apply calculations
  • organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work
  • teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • technological skills to:
  • use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones
  • voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.

Required knowledge 

Required knowledge for this unit is:

  • crane operations and limitations
  • designs and functions of lifting equipment
  • general construction terminology
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
  • material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management
  • plans, drawings and specifications
  • plant, tools and equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitations
  • processes for the calculation of material requirements
  • quality requirements
  • relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice
  • rigging equipment and techniques
  • signalling methods and communications
  • tilt-up slab and pre-cast construction
  • workplace and equipment safety requirements.

Evidence Guide


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 

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:

  • locate, interpret and apply of relevant information, standards and specifications
  • comply with site safety plan and OHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to workplace operations
  • comply with organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements
  • safely and effectively use tools, plant and equipment
  • communicate and work effectively and safely with others
  • erect and dismantle at least one lattice boom crane and fly with correct rigging and slinging techniques
  • erect a multi point pre-cast tilt-up slab of at least 10 tonne with correct rigging, slinging and de-rigging techniques, including determination of lifting points, temporary supports and permanent fixing points from drawings
  • apply both single and dual lifting techniques.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.

Resource implications for assessment include:

  • an induction procedure and requirement
  • realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements
  • relevant specifications and work instructions
  • tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices
  • support materials appropriate to activity
  • workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies
  • material safety data sheets
  • research resources, including industry related systems information.

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Method of assessment 

Assessment methods must:

  • satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package
  • include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application
  • reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles
  • confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:

  • competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace
  • where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge
  • all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Information  includes:

  • diagrams or sketches
  • instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel
  • manufacturer specifications and instructions, where specified
  • MSDS
  • memos
  • regulatory and legislative requirements pertaining to performing intermediate rigging
  • relevant Australian standards
  • safe work procedures relating to performing intermediate rigging
  • signage
  • verbal, written and graphical instructions
  • work bulletins
  • work schedules, plans and specifications.

Scope of work :

  • planning and preparation includes work site inspection, equipment defect identification, assessment of conditions and hazards and determination of work requirements
  • calculations include load charts, fleet angles, diverter sheaves, lead loads, head loads, load angle factors, multiple fall, load share, load share distribution, pre-cast compliance charts and safe working loads
  • sling types include chain, flexible steel wire rope, and natural or synthetic fibre
  • load slinging methods are to include straight sling, adjustable sling, reeved sling and inclined sling
  • lifting techniques include single and dual lifts
  • lifting devices include shackles, turn buckles, jacks, chain winches, hand operated creeper winches, chain blocks, pulley blocks, come alongs, air winches, trolleys, eye bolts, include rigging screws, lifting lugs, lifting clutches and snatch blocks
  • load shifting equipment includes skates, hydraulic jacks, winches and rails
  • personnel cartage systems include man boxes and elevated work platforms
  • types of cranes include fixed cranes, tower cranes, hydraulic mobile cranes, lattice boom mobile cranes, slewing cranes, non-slewing cranes and gantry cranes.

Safety  (OHS ) is to be in accordance with state and territory legislation and regulations and project safety plan and may include:

  • emergency procedures, including extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements and evacuation
  • handling activities that may require the assistance of others or the use of manual or mechanical lifting devices where size, weight or other issues, such as a disability are a factor
  • hazard control
  • hazardous materials and substances, including cement and curing agents
  • organisational first aid
  • PPE prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
  • safe operating procedures, including the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with:
  • earth leakage boxes
  • lighting
  • power cables, including overhead service trays, cables and conduits
  • restricted access barriers
  • surrounding structures
  • traffic control
  • trip hazards
  • working at heights
  • work site visitors and the public
  • working in confined spaces
  • working in proximity to others
  • use of firefighting equipment
  • use of tools and equipment
  • workplace environmental requirements and safety.

Tools and equipment :

  • include:
  • automatic levels plumbing and levelling equipment
  • drifts
  • hammers
  • podgers spanners
  • shifting spanners
  • sledge hammers
  • spirit levels
  • tape measures
  • wedges
  • wrenches
  • may include:
  • angle grinders
  • elevated work platforms
  • explosive power tools
  • laser levels
  • oxy-acetylene equipment
  • skids and pneumatic tools
  • water levelling equipment.

Quality requirements  include relevant regulations, including:

  • Australian standards
  • internal company quality policy and standards
  • manufacturer specifications
  • workplace operations and procedures.

Environmental requirements  include:

  • clean-up management
  • dust and noise
  • vibration
  • waste management.

Statutory and regulatory authorities  include:

  • federal, state and local authorities administering the applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.

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