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Unit of competency details

RIIMPO301D - Conduct hydraulic excavator operations (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RIIMPO301C - Conduct hydraulic excavator operations 13/Nov/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIIMPO301E - Conduct hydraulic excavator operationsMinor updates to reflect changes to operator maintenance activities. 10/Dec/2018

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 4) 07/Dec/2014
3 (this release) 26/Mar/2014
(View details for release 2) 29/Jan/2014
(View details for release 1) 14/Nov/2013


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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  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIMPO301C Conduct hydraulic excavator operations.

Performance Criteria amended to make requirements more explicit; manoeuvring, driving and parking up added; operator maintenance element added.

2

Modification History inserted.

3

Editorial corrections.

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct hydraulic excavator operations in Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

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.

Unit Sector

  • Coal mining
  • Extractive
  • Metalliferous mining

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for hydraulic excavator operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply hydraulic excavator documentation, and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3 Identify and address risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5 Access, interpret and clarify geological and survey data required to complete the allocated work

1.6 Inspect and prepare work area in coordination with others

1.7 Select, and check for faults, equipment and/or attachments for work activities

1.8 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Operate hydraulic excavator

2.1 Carry out start-up, park, shutdown and secure equipment procedures

2.2 Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencing, during, and on completion of the work activity

2.3 Walk excavator and position for operation

2.4 Select and modify the operating technique to appropriately meet changing work conditions

2.5 Monitor and manage equipment performance using indicators, and ensure efficiency of operations

2.6 Act on or report monitoring systems and alarms

2.7 Distribute bulk materials into materials handling equipment considering load limits, and ensuring equipment stability

2.8 Side cast bulk materials

2.9 Continuously monitor hazards and risks, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

2.10 Complete the work plan, within the operating capacities of the equipment

3. Carry out operator maintenance

3.1 Prepare machine for maintenance

3.2 Conduct inspections and fault finding procedures

3.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

3.4 Return equipment to service

3.5 Process written maintenance records

4. Carry out housekeeping activities

4.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

4.2 Manage and/or report hazards, and maintain a safe working environment

4.3 Process written records

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit. Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ca051b1b-5101-4ec2-ac1c-49699303188d

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIMPO301C Conduct hydraulic excavator operations.

Performance Criteria amended to make requirements more explicit; manoeuvring, driving and parking up added; operator maintenance element added.

2

Modification History inserted.

3

Editorial corrections.

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of hydraulic excavator operations including:
  • conducting prestart checks prior to commencing operations and shutdown procedures on completion of operations
  • carrying out vehicle refuelling requirements and procedures
  • applying safe work practices and identifying and reporting all potential hazards, risks and environmental issues
  • applying problem solving and troubleshooting techniques
  • conducting bucket loading and discharge
  • side casting bulk materials
  • distributing bulk materials into materials handling equipment
  • inspection and preparation of work area
  • conducting equipment positioning
  • works effectively with others to undertake and complete hydraulic excavator operations that meets all of the required outcomes including:
  • using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others
  • maintaining written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
  • communicates with others in and around the trench before commencing work, during and on completion of the work
  • demonstrates consistent timely completion of hydraulic excavator operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required outcomes on a minimum of three (3) occasions including:
  • driving and operating the excavator for operations
  • adjusting equipment operations to suit site conditions
  • walking the machine in a straight line
  • jump turning the machine
  • connecting auxiliary hydraulic lines and buckets/attachments
  • cleaning the undercarriage out as needed
  • keeping clear of obstacles and not running over items
  • effectively using the heel of the bucket
  • correctly shutting down and parking the excavator equipment

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the following when conducting hydraulic excavator operations:

  • complying with worksite inspection requirements
  • applying signage and barricade requirements
  • communicating and performing isolation procedures
  • identifying equipment processes, technical capability and limitations
  • identifying, interpreting and using geological and technical data (basic)
  • being prepared for fire/accident/emergency
  • identifying signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed
  • applying site quality requirements
  • applying operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics
  • completing housekeeping activities

Assessment Conditions

  • An assessor of this unit must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; and Industry regulations for certification and licensing; and,
  • this unit must be assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment; and,
  • this unit must be assessed using Resources and Infrastructure Industry sector specific policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals; and,
  • assessor requirements differ between sectors as follows:
  • when assessing this unit in the context of the Metalliferous Mining  sector:
  • an assessor must demonstrate the skills and knowledge of this unit through five (5) years of current and continuous work with the Industry sector and must hold the TAE Assessor Skill Set or equivalent; or,
  • when assessing this unit in the context of the Coal Mining  sector:
  • an assessor must demonstrate the skills and knowledge of this unit through twelve (12) month work experience in an Industry relevant to the skills being assessed within the last three (3) years; and,
  • where the assessor does not have current experience a co-assessment or partnership arrangement needs to exist between the qualified assessor and an Industry technical expert/ subject matter expert. The Industry technical expert/subject matter expert must demonstrate competency in the unit being assessed, and be currently working in the sector with a minimum of twelve (12) months’ work experience within the last three (3) years; or,
  • when assessing this unit in the context of the Extractive  sector
  • an assessor must demonstrate the skills and knowledge of this unit through five (5) years’ work experience in the Industry sector; and,
  • where the assessor does not have current experience a co-assessment or partnership arrangement needs to exist between the qualified assessor and an Industry technical expert/ subject matter expert. The Industry technical expert/subject matter expert must hold the unit being assessed and be currently working in the sector with a minimum of two (2) years’ of current work experience.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ca051b1b-5101-4ec2-ac1c-49699303188d