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Unit of competency details

RIICBS206A - Conduct pavement sweeping operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIICBS206D - Conduct pavement sweeping operations 13/Nov/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 22/Jun/2011

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  02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit covers the conduct of pavement sweeping operations in the civil construction industry. It includes planning and preparing, sweeping surfaces, and cleaning up. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Application of the Unit

This unit is appropriate for those working in an assistant role at worksites within:

  • Civil construction

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

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

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Plan and prepare

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation  relevant to the work activity

1.2. Obtain and confirm safety requirements  from the site  safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task

1.3. Identify, obtain and implement signage  requirements from the project traffic  management plan

1.4. Select plant, tools and equipment  to carry out tasks consistent with the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

1.5. Identify environmental protection requirements  from the project environmental management plan, and confirm and apply to the allotted task

2. Sweep surfaces

2.1. Check broom core for wear

2.2. Identify wind direction and develop a sweeping plan  to minimise the creation of dust

2.3. Operate broom at a speed and pressure that ensures maximum sweeping effect and minimum damage to bristles

2.4. Extend sweeping 300 mm (minimum) outside the area to be covered, where possible

2.5. Carry out preliminary and final sweeps where there is excessive material

2.6. Sweep material away from work in progress and away from newly finished work

2.7. Use correct sweeping  procedures to suit surface  type

2.8. Remove loose aggregate from newly sealed surface according to job specifications and without damage

3. Clean up

3.1. Deposit sweepings to avoid contamination drains, pits or nature strips

3.2. Create windrows to protect drains from run off due to overnight rain

3.3. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

3.4. Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment

Required Skills and Knowledge

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

Required skills 

Specific skills are required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly for its application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be used. This includes the ability to carry out the following, as required to conduct pavement sweeping operations:

  • apply legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures for conducting pavement sweeping operations
  • organise work activities
  • select and use relevant tools and equipment safely
  • identify and report on hazards related to the worksite and work activity
  • communicate effectively to receive and clarify work instructions

Required knowledge 

Specific knowledge is required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly for its application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be used. This includes knowledge of the following, as required to conduct pavement sweeping operations:

  • site and equipment safety requirements
  • pavement sweeping operations
  • operating platforms for use with mounted broom attachments
  • primerseal, seal, asphalt and aggregate materials
  • equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures
  • site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
  • processes for the calculation of material removal, sweeping patterns and travel speed
  • materials safety data sheets and materials handling methods
  • project quality requirements
  • civil construction terminology
  • JSAs/safe work method statements

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 

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 worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

  • knowledge of the requirements, procedures and instructions for conducting pavement sweeping operations
  • implementation of requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of pavement sweeping operations
  • working with others to undertake and complete pavement sweeping operations that meets all of the required outcomes
  • consistent timely completion of pavement sweeping operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required outcomes
  • a minimum of 2000m2 are to be swept on each of three projects, including primerseal or priming, to job specifications
  • a minimum of 2000m2 are to be swept on each of three projects, including asphalt or sealed or slurry, to job specifications
  • a minimum of 2000m2 are to be swept on each of three projects removing loose aggregate from newly completed primerseal or seal, to job specifications

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • This unit must be assessed in the context of the work environment. Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated environment provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of workplace performance, including task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
  • Assessment of this competency requires typical resources normally used in a resources and infrastructure sector environment. Selection and use of resources for particular worksites may differ due to the site circumstances.
  • The assessment environment should not disadvantage the participant. For example, language, literacy and numeracy demands of assessment should not be greater than those required on the job.
  • Customisation of assessment and delivery environment to sensitively accommodate cultural diversity.
  • Aboriginal people and other people from a non English speaking background may have second language issues.
  • Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities. Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required.

Method of assessment 

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency. The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

  • written and/or oral assessment of the candidate's required knowledge
  • observed, documented and/or first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:
  • implementation of appropriate requirement, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient achievement of required outcomes
  • consistent achievement of required outcomes
  • first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:
  • working with others to undertake and complete pavement sweeping operations

Guidance information for assessment 

Consult the SkillsDMC User Guide for further information on assessment including access and equity issues.

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.

Relevant compliance documentation  may include:

  • legislative, organisational and site requirements and procedures
  • manufacturer's guidelines and specifications
  • Australian standards
  • Employment and workplace relations legislation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Disability Discrimination legislation

Safety requirements  may include:

  • OHS requirements in accordance with state or territory legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan, including protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of First Aid equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and substances
  • safe parking practices including ensuring access ways are clear, equipment/machinery is away from overhangs and refuelling sites, safe distance are kept from excavations, and areas secured from unauthorised access or movement
  • safe operating procedures including recognising and preventing hazards associated with uneven/unstable terrain, trees, pits, poles, trip hazards, dirt mounds, overhead service lines, bridges, surrounding buildings, obstructions, structures, facilities, dangerous materials, recently filled trenches, other machines, personnel, traffic control, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors and the public
  • recognising hazards and risks including uneven/unstable terrain, trees, fires, overhead and underground services, bridges, buildings, excavations, traffic, embankments, cuttings, structures and hazardous materials
  • emergency procedures related to equipment operation including emergency shutdown and stopping, extinguishing equipment fires, organisational First Aid requirements and evacuation

Signage  may include:

  • escort vehicle
  • highway traffic signs
  • site safety signage
  • temporary signage for the benefit of motorists and pedestrians
  • traffic conditions signage

Traffic  conditions may include:

  • congested urban environments
  • low traffic rural areas
  • off-road un-trafficked areas
  • buildings
  • parking sites
  • pedestrian areas

Tools and equipment  may include:

  • tractors
  • skid steer loader
  • trucks
  • drawn brooms
  • attachments to various items of equipment
  • broom cores

Environmental protection requirements  may include:

  • organisational/project environmental management plan
  • waste management
  • water quality protection
  • noise
  • vibration
  • dust and clean-up management

Sweeping plan  may include:

  • noting wind direction and methods to minimise dust blowing on to the seal, neighbouring properties, vehicular traffic and other work in the vicinity

Sweeping  operations may include:

  • surface preparation for bituminous surfaces
  • removal of loose aggregate

Surface  to be swept may include:

  • prior to primer or primersealing
  • primed surface
  • sealed or asphalt surface
  • concrete surface

Unit Sector(s)

Bituminous Surfacing

Competency field

Refer to Unit Sector(s).

Co-requisite units

Not applicable.