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Unit of competency details

TLID2022A - Conduct weighbridge operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLID2022 - Conduct weighbridge operationsUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 28/Feb/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLID2207C - Conduct weighbridge operations06/Mar/2011

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this unit

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RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 3.0-3.2 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 1.0-2.0 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 4.0-8.0 
TLI10 - TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGETRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGE 1.0-4.2 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 2.0-4.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

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TLI21411 - Certificate II in StevedoringCertificate II in StevedoringSuperseded
AHC20310 - Certificate II in Production HorticultureCertificate II in Production HorticultureSuperseded3-4 
TLI20410 - Certificate II in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations)Certificate II in Transport and Logistics (Rail Operations)Superseded1-4 
TLI31210 - Certificate III in Driving OperationsCertificate III in Driving OperationsSuperseded1-6 
FDF30411 - Certificate III in Wine Industry OperationsCertificate III in Wine Industry OperationsSuperseded1-3 
TLI21413 - Certificate II in StevedoringCertificate II in StevedoringSuperseded1-3 
RII30112 - Certificate III in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate III in Surface Extraction OperationsSuperseded
RII20215 - Certificate II in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate II in Surface Extraction OperationsSuperseded
RII30113 - Certificate III in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate III in Surface Extraction OperationsSuperseded1-4 
TLI21710 - Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler)Certificate II in Road Transport Yard Operations (Freight Handler)Superseded1-4 
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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/Sep/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to conduct weighbridge operations in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, including setting up for weighbridge operations, weighing loaded vehicles, weighing unloaded vehicles, finalising weighbridge operations, and completing required records and documentation. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

Work must be carried out in accordance with regulations and workplace requirements relevant to weighbridge operations.

Work is performed under some supervision, generally within a team environment.

Work involves the application of regulatory requirements and workplace procedures when conducting weighbridge operations in the transport, warehousing, distribution and/or storage industries.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor

Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable

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 required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Set up for weighbridge operations 

1.1 Weighbridge systems, including equipment, computer and recording arrangements are checked for operational status

1.2 Tests to confirm accuracy of weighbridge operation and related functions are conducted in accordance with workplace procedures, manufacturers instructions and relevant legislation

1.3 Accurate reporting of the results of the inspection and testing is kept in accordance with statutory requirements, workplace policy and industry guidelines

1.4 Faults/discrepancies in weighbridge operation are identified and action is undertaken in accordance with workplace procedures

Weigh loaded vehicles 

2.1 Vehicles likely to exceed weighbridge weight limit are turned away

2.2 Vehicles are directed onto platform to obtain accurate weight

2.3 Weight of loaded stationary vehicle is registered against vehicle and load identification

2.4 Vehicle and load information is entered into workplace recording system and driver is issued with receipt and/or statement

2.5 Areas of dispute are resolved or forwarded for further action undertaken in accordance with workplace procedures

Weigh unloaded vehicles 

3.1 Vehicles are directed onto platform to obtain accurate weight

3.2 Weight of unloaded stationary vehicle is registered against vehicle

3.3 Proposed load weight is assessed for conformance to statutory requirements

3.4 Where appropriate, loading operations are commenced in accordance with legal loading weight, customer requirements and workplace procedures with vehicle re-weighed to establish final load weight

3.5 Vehicle and load information is entered into workplace recording system and invoice is issued to driver where appropriate

3.6 Driver signatures on weighbridge documents, invoices or receipts are obtained in accordance with statutory and workplace requirements

3.7 Areas of dispute are resolved or forwarded for further action to be undertaken in accordance with workplace procedures

Complete weighbridge operations 

4.1 Weighbridge systems, including equipment, computer and recording arrangements are secured or made ready for next shift

4.2 Record of operations is maintained and filed in accordance with workplace procedures and statutory requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 

This describes the essential knowledge and skills and their level required for this unit.

Required knowledge :

  • Regulations relevant to the conduct of weighbridge operations including Australian Dangerous Goods Code where applicable
  • Relevant OH&S and environmental protection procedures and guidelines
  • Workplace procedures and policies for the conduct of weighbridge operations
  • Problems that may occur when conducting weighbridge operations and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve the problems
  • Equipment applications, capacities, configurations, safety hazards and control mechanisms
  • Records and documentation requirements for weighbridge operations
  • Classification procedures
  • Despatch procedures
  • Calculation method and approaches for both metric and imperial systems
  • Correct weighing procedures including statutory and workplace requirements
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Site layout

Required skills :

  • Communicate effectively with others when conducting weighbridge operations
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures and information relevant to the conduct of weighbridge operations
  • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
  • Complete documentation related to the conduct of weighbridge operations
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Work collaboratively with others when conducting weighbridge operations
  • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
  • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems, errors or malfunctions that may occur when conducting weighbridge operations in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during the conduct of weighbridge operations
  • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • Operate and adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards
  • Set up and maintain weighbridge equipment
  • Identify, select and efficiently and effectively use weighbridge equipment
  • Monitor performance of weighbridge equipment

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

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 and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:
  • the underpinning knowledge and skills
  • relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts
  • Resources for assessment include:
  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or
  • access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace
  • In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:
  • relevant and appropriate materials and equipment, and
  • applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation
  • As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests
  • Practical assessment must occur:
  • through activities in an appropriately simulated environment at the registered training organisation, and/or
  • in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

Range Statement

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.

Work may be conducted:

  • in a range of work environments
  • by day or night

Customers may be:

  • internal or external

Workplaces may comprise:

  • large, medium or small worksites

Workplace environment may include:

  • movement of equipment, goods, products, materials and vehicular traffic

Weighbridge operations may be:

  • inclusive of a single operation involving the loading of vehicles and despatch functions

Weighbridge operation may be:

  • electro/mechanical
  • electronic
  • computerised

Vehicles may include

  • trucks
  • articulated road vehicles
  • trailers
  • wagons

Calibration and/or testing of equipment may be:

  • required prior to and during operations

Hazards in the work area may include exposure to:

  • chemicals and pesticides
  • dangerous or hazardous substances
  • stationary and moving equipment, parts and materials
  • noise, light, energy sources
  • electrical equipment
  • humidity, air temperature, radiant heat
  • faulty equipment

Personal protective equipment may include:

  • gloves
  • safety headwear and footwear
  • safety glasses
  • two-way radios
  • protective clothing
  • respirators and fume/dust masks
  • high visibility clothing

Requirements for work may include:

  • site restrictions and procedures
  • use of safety and personal protective equipment
  • communications/recording equipment
  • authorities and permits
  • breakdown procedures
  • emergency procedures

Communication in the work area may include:

  • phone
  • fax
  • email/internet
  • electronic data interchange (EDI)
  • RF systems
  • oral, aural or signed communications

Consultative processes may involve:

  • workplace personnel
  • supervisors and managers
  • existing and potential customers/clients
  • drivers
  • suppliers and contractors
  • union representatives
  • industrial relations and OH&S specialists
  • maintenance, professional or technical staff

Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

  • company procedures
  • workplace procedures
  • organisational procedures
  • established or standard procedures

Information/documents may include:

  • operations manuals, job specifications and procedures
  • induction documentation
  • competency standards and training materials
  • manufacturers specifications and instructions for the operation of weighbridge equipment
  • material safety data sheets
  • workplace operating procedures and policies
  • supplier and/or client instructions
  • Australian and international standards, criteria and certification requirements
  • codes of practice including the National Standards for Manual Handling and the Industry Safety Code
  • relevant regulations including the ADG Code
  • award, workplace bargaining agreement, other industrial arrangements
  • OH&S procedures
  • quality assurance procedures
  • emergency procedures

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

  • relevant codes and regulations pertaining to weighbridge operations
  • traffic acts and road transport mass and loading regulations
  • ADG Code and regulations pertaining to the storage and handling of dangerous and hazardous goods
  • relevant state/territory OH&S legislation
  • relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation
  • relevant Australian and international standards and certification requirements
  • workplace relations regulations including equal opportunity, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action legislation
  • workers compensation regulations

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable

Competency Field

Competency Field 

D - Load Handling