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Unit of competency details

RIICCM210E - Install trench support (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICCM210D - Install trench support 24/Jan/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Jan/2021


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040301 Building Science And Technology  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040301 Building Science And Technology  25/Jan/2021 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 6.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install trench support in civil construction, including both installing and removing trench shoring.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Unit Sector

Civil construction.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Plan and prepare for installing trench support

1.1 Obtain interpret and confirm work requirements

1.2 Access, interpret and apply documentation required to install trench support

1.3 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures and identify steps required to respond to emergencies

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment according to site requirements

1.5 Confirm and identify requirements for complying with environmental protection, safety and traffic management signage requirements

1.6 Identify, address and report environmental issues, potential hazards and risks

1.7 Select plant, tools and equipment required to carry out tasks and check for faults

1.8 Identify, confirm, and locate materials required for work application

2. Install trench shoring

2.1 Communicate with plant operator and confirm excavation of trenches complies with site plan, line and depth

2.2 Determine and prepare shoring method according to job requirements

2.3 Set out positioning of shoring according to job requirements

2.4 Position or erect shoring within the trench according to job requirements

2.5 Secure shoring in position according to structural conformity requirements

2.6 Clean out excavation according to site requirements

2.7 Locate ladders for safe access and egress

3. Remove trench shoring

3.1 Release jacking mechanisms and remove ladders

3.2 Check shoring and prepare it for lifting from the trench

3.3 Remove shoring from trench and store it according to site requirements

4. Conduct housekeeping activities

4.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials according to site requirements

4.2 Clean and maintain condition of equipment, confirm suitability for use, and address and report issues as required within scope of own role

4.3 Manage and report hazards, and maintain a safe working environment

4.4 Process records according to site requirements

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Self-management

  • Monitors and minimises own exposure to worksite risks and hazards during work activities

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICCM210D Install trench support.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 6.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • install trench support on at least two occasions, including:
  • in trenches deeper than 1.5 metres requiring the trench support to be installed, moved along or within the trench, and removed from the trench.

During the above, the candidate must:

  • locate and apply required legislation, documentation, policies and procedures
  • identify, report and record hazards and risks
  • implement the requirements, procedures and techniques for trench support installation including:
  • selecting and using required tools and equipment
  • using shoring methods and systems
  • working in confined spaces
  • work with others to install trench support that meet required outcomes, including:
  • communicating with others to receive and confirm work requirements
  • using communication techniques and equipment to convey information to others including signage to advise others of work activity and exclusion zones
  • complying with reporting requirements and procedures.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • legislation required to install trench support
  • policies, procedures and documentation required to install trench support, including those relating to:
  • hazard and risk management
  • work health and safety
  • working in confined spaces
  • emergency response
  • site and equipment safety
  • environmental protection waste management
  • communication techniques and equipment
  • workplace recording and reporting
  • site isolation and traffic control responsibilities
  • operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures
  • project quality requirements
  • job plans and specifications
  • housekeeping activities, including:
  • cleaning up work area
  • cleaning and maintaining condition of equipment
  • waste management
  • processing records
  • principles and techniques required to install trench support, including those related to:
  • organising work activities
  • excavation of:
  • trenches
  • wells
  • pits
  • construction
  • shoring methods
  • erecting shoring, including:
  • using trench shoring mechanisms
  • using shoring securing mechanisms
  • types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations of plant and equipment required to install trench support, including:
  • shoring systems
  • levelling equipment
  • hand and power tools
  • measuring equipment
  • scaffolding
  • elevated work platforms
  • slings
  • materials safety data sheet (SDS) compliance processes
  • components of job safety analyses (JSAs), job safety environmental analyses (JSEAs), and safe work method statements (SWMs)
  • civil construction terminology related to installing trench support.

Assessment Conditions

Mandatory conditions for assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:

  • include access to:
  • personal protective equipment
  • equipment required to install trench support
  • be conducted in a safe environment; and,
  • be assessed in the context of this sector's work environment; and,
  • be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures and processes directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances.

Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

  • Assessor requirements 

Assessors must be able to clearly demonstrate current and relevant industry knowledge and experience to satisfy the mandatory regulatory standards as set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015/Australian Quality Training Framework mandatory requirements for assessors current at the time of assessment and any relevant licensing and certification requirements. This includes:

  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
  • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
  • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
  • formal relevant qualifications in training and assessment
  • having knowledge of and/or experience using the latest techniques and processes
  • possessing the required level of RII training product knowledge
  • having an understanding and knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to the industry and to employment and workplaces
  • demonstrating the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence outlined in this unit of competency, and
  • the minimum years of current** work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below in an industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit.

It is also acceptable for the appropriately qualified assessor to work with an industry expert to conduct assessment together and for the industry expert to be involved in the assessment judgement. The industry expert must have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided. This means the industry subject matter expert must demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed:

Industry sector

AQF indicator level***

Required assessor or industry subject matter expert experience

Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Infrastructure

1

1 year

2

2 years

Drilling, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying), Metalliferous Mining and Civil Infrastructure

3-6

3 years

Other sectors

Where this unit is being assessed outside of the resources and infrastructure sectors assessor and/or industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

*Guidance on simulated environments has been stipulated in the RII Companion Volume Implementation Guide located on VETNet.

**Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to industry by conducting a minimum number of site assessments as determined by the relevant industry sector, across various locations.

*** While a unit of competency does not have an AQF level, where a unit is being delivered outside of a qualification the first numeric character in the unit code should be considered as the AQF indicator level for assessment purposes.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272