CITY & GUILDS NPTC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOREST MACHINE

CITY & GUILDS NPTC LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOREST MACHINE
CITY & GUILDS NPTC LEVEL 2
AWARD IN FOREST MACHINE
OPERATIONS - BASE MACHINE
WITH DRAINAGE OR MOUNDING
(QCF) 600/9423/0
QUALIFICATION GUIDANCE
Independent Assessment
Essential Qualification Information
Not to be used by the Candidate during Assessment
You will require some of this information to accurately complete the Record of Assessment (ROA)
Qualification
Group No
Qualification
Programme No
Units
Endorsement(s)
Learning Time
(LT)
Forestry & Arboriculture Level 2
0 0 2 0
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0
2
0
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4
7
L2 Award in Forest Machine Operations Base Machine with Drainage or Mounding
2 0 8
Prepare and Operate a Base Machine
2 1 5
Prepare and Operate Machinery for Drainage
or Mounding
0 0 1
Under 2.5 tonne Tracked
0 0 2
Over 2.5 tonne Tracked
0 0 3
Under 2.5 tonne Wheeled Articulated
0 0 4
Over 2.5 tonne Wheeled Articulated
0 0 5
Under 2.5 tonne Wheeled Rigid
0 0 6
Over 2.5 tonne Wheeled Rigid
0 0 7
Drainage
0 0 8
Mounding
2 0 8
LT 35 (4 Credits)
LT 35 (4 Credits)
2 1 5
(* see note on page 2)
Recommended
Assessment
Duration
2.5 – 4 hours per Candidate
City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Forest Machine Operations - Base Machines With
Drainage or Mounding (QCF)
Qualification Guidance
Introduction
The scheme will be administered by City & Guilds
City & Guilds will:
Publish
- Scheme regulations
- Qualification guidance
- Training materials
- Trainers support materials
Approve centres to co-ordinate and administer the scheme
Set standards for the training of Verifiers and Assessors
Recruit, train and deploy Verifiers
Issue certificates to successful Candidates
The Qualification
The qualification will be awarded to Candidates who achieve the required level of competence in the units to which their certificate relates.
What is the Qualifications and Credit Framework?
OFQUAL have introduced the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) to increase flexibility for learners and employers. Qualifications may be built
up from individual units according to rules of combination. The units are derived from the National Occupational Standards, which are compiled by Lantra
SSC, the Sector Skills Council for the Land-based industries.
Instruction
Attendance at a course of instruction is not a pre-requisite for an application for an assessment but potential Candidates are strongly advised to ensure
that they are up to the standards that will be expected of them when they are assessed.
* Learning Time (LT)
Learning Time (LT) is a better indicator of the time requirement needed for a candidate to achieve competence in this qualification. It has replaced
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) which are defined as “tutor or teacher led hours”. LT is defined as “a notional measure of the learning time a typical
learner might be expected to take to complete and achieve all learning outcomes”. It takes into account prior learning and encompasses: formal
learning (including classes, tutorials, on line tuition), coaching and mentoring, practical work, relevant IT activity, information retrieval, expected private
study and revision, work-based activity which leads to assessment, practice to achieve competence, formative assessment, programme planning and
feedback.
Access to Assessment
Assessment centres will be responsible for arranging assessment on behalf of the Candidate.
The minimum age limit for Candidates taking Certificates of Competence is 16 years. There is no upper age limit.
The assessment consists of one compulsory unit:
Unit 208
Prepare and Operate a Base Machine
Outcome:
1.
Be able to work safely (B1)
2.
Be able to prepare and drive the machine (B2)
3.
Know how to prepare and drive machine (B3)
4.
Know relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice (B4)
Candidates must successfully achieve all assessment activities in the above unit.
Endorsement: The assessment may be taken on a machine with any type of machine that is
001
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Under 2.5 tonne Tracked
Over 2.5 tonne Tracked
Under 2.5 tonne Wheeled Articulated
Over 2.5 tonne Wheeled Articulated
Under 2.5 tonne Wheeled Rigid
Over 2.5 tonne Wheeled Rigid
The certificate will be endorsed accordingly. Candidates are encouraged to take their assessment with different machines to broaden their certification.
Unit 215
Prepare and Operate Machinery for Drainage & Mounding
Outcomes
1.
Be able to work safely (DM1)
2.
Be able to operate the machine (DM2)
3.
Know relevant health and safety legislation and environmental good practice (DM3)
4.
Know how to operate the machine (DM4)
Candidates must successfully achieve all assessment activities in the above unit.
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Endorsement: The assessment may be taken on a machine with any type of:
007
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Drainage
Mounding
The certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
Only two endorsements can be taken in any one registration.
Quality Assurance
Verification is a process of monitoring assessment; it is an essential check to confirm that the assessment procedures are being carried out in the way
City & Guilds has laid down. The overall aim of verification is to establish a system of quality assurance that is acceptable in terms of both credibility and
cost effectiveness.
Approved Assessors will be subject to a regular visit by the verifier at a time when assessments are being undertaken.
A selection of assessment reports completed by the Assessor will be evaluated by a City & Guilds approved verifier.
Compliance with the verification requirements is a pre-requisite for Assessors remaining on the list of approved Assessors.
After assessment has been completed the Qualification Guidance is to be forwarded to the centre and retained by the centre until after the annual centre
visit has taken place by a Quality Systems Consultant (QSC).
As part of the quality assurance process, a minimum of two observations are required to be undertaken for each qualification that is assessed by a
Trainer/Assessor. These will be carried out by an internal Verifier appointed by the Centre. One observation will be conducted in the presence of the
Quality Systems Consultant. In respect of risk management, there is an expectation that additional observations up to a maximum of four will be carried
out for the inexperienced or newly qualified Trainer/Assessor or Assessors.
Performance Evaluation
The result of each assessment activity is evaluated against the following criteria:
M=
Met
Meets or exceeds the assessment criteria by displaying a level of practical performance and/or underpinning knowledge.
If the Criterion has been MET, a tick  is to be put in the box provided in the bottom right-hand column of each section.
NM =
Not Met Does not satisfy the requirements of the assessment criteria, being unable to perform the practical task satisfactorily or safely or
being deficient in underpinning knowledge. If the Criterion is NOT MET, a cross  is to be put in the box provided in the bottom
right-hand column of each section.
Appeals and Equal opportunities
Centres must have their own auditable, appeals procedures. If a Candidate is not satisfied with the examination conditions or a Candidate feels the
opportunity for examination is being denied, the Centre Manager should, in the first instance, address the problem. If, however the problem cannot be
resolved, City & Guilds will arbitrate and an external verifier may be approached to offer independent advice. All appeals must be clearly documented by
the Centre Manager and made available to the external verifier or City & Guilds if advice is required.
Should occasions arise when centres are not satisfied with any aspect of the external verification process, they should contact Verification Services at
City & Guilds.
Access to the qualification is open to all, irrespective of gender, race, creed, age or special needs. The Centre Manager should ensure that no learner is
subjected to unfair discrimination on any grounds in relation to access to assessment and to the fairness of the assessment. QCA requires City & Guilds
to monitor centres to check whether equal opportunities policies are being adhered to.
Validation of Equipment
A Manufacturer’s instruction book or operator’s manual should be available for the Candidate to use during the assessment if required.
Vehicles must comply with department of Transport and road Traffic acts where relevant.
Any appropriate item of machinery complying with current legal requirements is acceptable for the assessment, provided it is suitably equipped for all
assessment activities to be carried out.
Additional Information
May be sought from the relevant manufacturer’s operator manuals or any other appropriate training or safety publication.
Questions should be related to the background or employment aspirations of the candidate and, where possible, product labels used should be
representative of products typically used in that sector or industry.
Candidates who undertake this assessment and have met the requirements are reminded of their legal obligation to receive/undertake appropriate
additional training in the use of any equipment that differs from that used during the assessment, but which they are nevertheless qualified to use.
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Assessment Guidance for the Trainer/Assessor
This qualification can only be assessed by an Assessor who is suitably qualified and meets the requirements of the awarding body. The Assessor must
be independent and cannot have been involved with the training of the Candidate. Please see City & Guilds Centre Manual for guidance.
The Candidate is to be notified of the place and time of assessment and when formal assessment commences and ceases.
Assessors are reminded that assessment is a formal process and that assessment must be carried out using this Qualification Guidance. All relevant
assessment criteria must be assessed against the criterion as specified in the Qualification Guidance. Assessment will be carried out by direct
observation and by oral questioning of the Candidate. Where a specific number of responses are required theses may include other suitable
answers not specified if they are deemed to be correct by the Assessor. The performance of the Candidate is to be recorded on the Qualification
Guidance as directed by completing the tick boxes. Space has been provided on the Qualification Guidance for the person assessing to record relevant
information which can be utilised to provide feedback to the Candidate. After assessment has been completed the Qualification Guidance document is to
be retained by the assessor and provided if required by a Quality Systems consultant (QSC).
Assessment Guidance for Candidate
A list of registered assessment centres is available from City & Guilds Land Based Services. (www.nptc.org.uk)
Assessment is a process by which it is confirmed that the candidate is competent in the unit(s) within the award to which the assessment relates. It is the
process of collecting evidence about his/her capabilities and judging whether that evidence is sufficient to attribute competence.
The Candidate must be registered through the City & Guilds approved assessment centre for this qualification prior to the assessment.
The results of the assessment will be recorded on the Record of Assessment form (ROA).
The qualification guidance contains criteria relating to:
 Observation of practical performance
 Assessment of underpinning knowledge
Safe Practice:
1. Assessors must hold a current ‘First Aid at Work’ Certificate.
2. It is strongly recommended that Candidates hold at least a recent, recognised ‘Emergency First Aid’ Training Certificate.
3. All forest machines used in the assessments must comply with relevant Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) Safety Guides
4. Candidates should be familiar with the machine that they are going to operate.
5. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times.
6. A First Aid kit meeting current regulations, of the appropriate size for the number of persons on site, must be available.
7. The Assessor must ensure a Risk Assessment is carried out, and sufficient control measures implemented.
8. Any necessary permissions must have been granted, and notifications made as appropriate: (e.g. Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise, Private
owners etc).
9. All equipment being used for this assessment must comply with relevant requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
(PUWER) 1998 and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.
10. Information may be sought from the relevant operator manuals or any other appropriate training or safety publication.
11. Provision must be made to avoid the risk of environmental pollution and adequate control measures must be implemented. (a suitable response kit
to be available on the machine)
12. It is the responsibility of the Assessor and the Candidate to ensure that any additional requirements and provisions are met as relevant to this
qualification.
13. Whenever the Candidate leaves the base machine, the parking brake must be applied.
14. When the Base Machine is parked and left unattended, or any attachments/detachments of equipment, must carry out the safe stop procedure.
15. The Base Machine must be operated in such a way that the Candidate, Assessor, other persons or equipment are not endangered.
16. All ancillary equipment, when detached must be left in a safe and stable condition.
17. Candidates must comply with current regulations when working at heights regulations 2005 amended
18. The assessment is carried out in accordance with the safety guidelines laid down in Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) Safety
Guides, Health and Safety publications and current machinery directives.
19. A breach of Health and Safety that puts any person at risk during the assessment process will result in the assessment being terminated and the
Candidate not meeting the required standard
20. Initial tonnage is measured on unladen vehicle weight
Validation of Equipment:
Any Base Machine complying with industry guidance and European directives is acceptable for the test, provided it is suitably equipped for all
assessment activities to be carried out. Where a ROPs structure is fitted, an operator seat restraint is in place and functional.
Any machine that can lift or suspend the load above the operator, who isn’t protected by adequate/suitable FOPS and OPS, will be required to
produce a current LOLER certificate to the Assessor
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Candidate A
Name:
Date:
Start Time:
Duration:
Candidate B
Name:
Date:
Start Time:
Duration:
Candidate C
Name:
Date:
Start Time:
Duration:
Candidate D
Name:
Date:
Start Time:
Duration:
CRITERIA
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4.4/3.3
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
Outline the emergency
planning relevant to the
working area
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
The Candidate to state
five factors in emergency
planning
B4
D/M4
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
Emergency planning procedures for a site could
include:
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location name
grid reference
designated meeting place
site location name
nearest access point
street name/district
type of access
suitable helicopter landing area
phone number of nearest doctor
location and phone number of nearest
accident and emergency hospital
works manager contact details
your own contact number
Met  Not Met X
1.1
B&
D/M1
Identify the hazards
and risks associated
with the working area,
the proposed work and
the machine
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Identify hazards (anything with the potential to
cause harm) and risks (who might be harmed),
relevant to:
The Candidate to state
four hazards and three
risks with the working
area/work to be done
The work area/work to be done
Hazards
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power lines
terrain
access routes
chain shot
risk zones
struck by timber
other ____________________________
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public
other machine operators
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Risks
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The Candidate to state
four hazards and three
risks for the machine
The machine
Hazards
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struck by machine
access and egress
moving parts
hot surfaces
working at heights
high pressure fluids
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CRITERIA
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ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
CANDIDATE
A B C D
Risks
1.1 cont…
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public
operator
environment
other _____________________________
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1.2
B&
D/M1
Use appropriate tools,
equipment and personal
protective equipment
(PPE)
Assessor to observe
appropriate tools,
equipment and PPE are
used in accordance to
industry good practice
All applicable to the task
at hand
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All tools, equipment and Personal
Protective Equipment are used in line with
industry good practice e.g. AFAG/HSE.
During all on site operations PPE in
accordance with industry good practice
must be worn.
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safety helmet (if required)
hearing protection (where needed)
suitable protective gloves
protective boots
non snag outer clothing
high visibility clothing where risk
assessment identifies it
hand cleaning materials
first aid kit
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Met  Not Met X
4.1/3.1
B4
D/M3
The Candidate to state
two relevant points of
each of the following:
Outline key points from the legislation listed
below:
Health and Safety at Work
Act (HSWA) (1974)
Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) (1974) –
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Provision and Use of
Work Equipment
Regulations 1998
(PUWER 98)
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employees
maintain safe places of work
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record keeping
operators adequately trained
equipment fit for purpose
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Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) –
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Lifting Equipment
Regulations (1998)
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Outline key health and
safety legislation and
industry good practice
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main requirements of the LOLER required
by the machine
risk zones
safe working load
inspection by a competent person
operating controls labelled
other ______________________________
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ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
4.1/3.1
cont…
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
Reporting of Injuries,
Diseases and Dangerous
Occurrences Regulations
1995 (RIDDOR)
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous
Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
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Working at Heights
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(AFAG) information
Health and safety in forestry
Forest and water guidelines
Operators manual
effective communication system
fail to safe system
reporting in times
where possible, drive away to safe area
if safe, stay in machine and contact power
company/supervisor
jump from machine, bunny hop as far as
possible
designated crossing point (goal posts)
liaison with power companies
site maps
AFAG
electricity at work
other ___________________________
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4.3/3.3
B4
D/M3
The Candidate to state
two types of record
keeping to meet PUWER
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records that may be
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management and
legislative
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Line contact possible procedures:
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regarding working near
power lines
correct PPE to be identified
correct storage and application
disposal
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working
adequate precautions taken for safe
working procedures
any height constitutes working at heights
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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
(COSHH) Regulations (2002)
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industry good practice
information
reporting of accidents
reporting of dangerous occurrences
other _____________________________
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Control of Substances
Hazardous to Health
(COSHH) Regulations
(2002)
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CRITERIA
NUMBER
4.2
4
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
State why it is important
to maintain good
communication and
team work within the
working environment
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
State One
State the safety
requirements and
routine checks required
for the machine
All required
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
Importance of communication could include:
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3.1
B3
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Level ground
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personal safety
HSE requirement
other _____________________________
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Operator protection systems
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roll over protective structure (ROPS)
falling object protective structure FOPS)
operator protection structure (OPS)
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other _____________________________
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operator safety
PUWER
other _____________________________
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Wheeled
Tyre pressure and ballast
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tyre dealers recommendations
operators handbook
stability
traction aids
band tracks of chains
other _____________________________
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CRITERIA
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
3.1 cont…
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
CANDIDATE
A B C D
Wheel nuts
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visually
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torque wrench
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operators handbook
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OR
Tracked
Track Drive Train
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track will come off
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track will break
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lack of traction
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premature wear
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long term damage
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other _____________________________
Tension criteria
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according to manufacturers
recommendations
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other _____________________________
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2.1/2.3
B2
D/M2
Carry out pre and poststart checks of the
machine consistent with
environmental good
practice and
manufacturers
recommendations
Assessor to observe
candidate carrying out the
pre and post start checks
of the machine
Candidate to comment on
machines serviceability
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machine on level ground
ensure machine services in neutral and
lowered where applicable
engine stopped and key removed
check engine oil, transmission/hydraulic oil,
coolant and fuel level, engine air filter
importance of cleanliness
seat, steering mechanism and mirror
adjustment
operator seat restraint is functional (where
applicable)
check operator protection systems
check relevant access and egress points
radiators (coolant and hydraulic)
fuel filters and/or water trap
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grease where and when appropriate
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Assessor to observe
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Pre and post start checks on base machine
according to the operators handbook and to
include:
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Assessor is to use their
own discretion as to
whether a seat belt/lap
restraint is to be worn
during assessment
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Pre and post start checks to include
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hoses
rams and ram mountings
control spool valve mountings
control lever mode of operation clearly
marked
examine the hitch for signs of wear and
damage
operator checklist completed
all lubrication points identified
use of the operators manual to identify how
frequently lubrication should be undertaken
grease lubrication points (as required)
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NUMBER
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
2.1/2.3
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ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
Check security of loader
to base
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ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
bolts cracks leaks
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Check security of loader
attachment
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bolts cracks
Check attachment
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security
condition
hydraulic leaks
pin and bushes
pipe work
guarding
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Assessor to observe
candidate adhering to
environmental best
practice and COSHH
regulations
CANDIDATE
A B C D
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Chassis/ Frame
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cracks
pin security
bushes
cylinders
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attachment
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loose or broken bolts
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cables and connections

guarding
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Hydraulic hoses
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leaks
cracks
cuts
abrasions
security
guarding
Either
Wheeled
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tyre suitably inflated
tyre condition
check wheel nuts
OR
Tracked
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track drive train condition and maintenance
are checked
pins (if applicable)
sprocket
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idler
track plates/pads (if applicable)
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tension criteria
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Environmental considerations:
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disposal
storage of oils on site
spill kit mats used
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CRITERIA
NUMBER
4.6/3.5
B4
D/M3
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
Describe the correct
methods for disposing
of waste
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
The Candidate to state
one method
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
Disposal of waste from workplace activities may
include:
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waste oils placed in approved containers
for disposal
use of designated waste/recycle bins
other _____________________________
Met  Not Met X
4.5/3.4
B4
D/M3
Describe how
environmental damage
can be caused and
minimised
Three causes
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incorrect storage of fuel and oil
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defective machinery
poor work practice
oil and fuel spillages
other _____________________________
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following principals of industry good
practice
good housekeeping
appropriately trained operators
spill kits are available
other _____________________________
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3.3
Candidate to state four
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3.4
B3
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fan belt slack
radiator core blocked
radiator fins blocked
faulty thermostat
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cylinder fins spaces blocked (air cooled
only)
low fluid levels
other _____________________________
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Describe how to check
the battery(s) and report
on the condition
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Factors that may cause the cooling system to
over heat may include:
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B3
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Environmental damage may be prevented by:
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State the factors that
may cause the cooling
system to overheat
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Environmental damage may be caused by:
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Three preventions
CANDIDATE
A B C D
State how to clean battery
terminals
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State three reasons that
could cause a battery to
explode
Battery could explode due to:
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use of hot water
other _____________________________
excessive charge rate
charger not switched off before connection
or disconnection while on charge
sparks near gas outlet
involuntary earthing of the battery
incorrect fitting of jump leads from machine
to machine or power pack
other ______________________________
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NUMBER
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CRITERIA
3.4 cont…
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
State three
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
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CANDIDATE
A B C D
battery is secured
leads connected and checked for damage
terminals cleaned satisfactorily
anti-corrosion grease put on leads and
terminals when reconnecting
bolts are tight but not over-tightened
other ______________________________
Met  Not Met X
3.5
B3
3.6
Explain the safe
procedure to follow for
detecting leaks in high
pressure hydraulic
systems
Explain the procedure
to follow when replacing
a hydraulic hose
Candidate to explain the
safe procedure for
detection
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hands not used for detection of leak
use a piece of card or paper
other ______________________________
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appropriate PPE identified
use of spill kit
hydraulic system lowered and pressure
relieved
importance of cleanliness
vacuum pump (if fitted)
shut off valve (if fitted)
Correct amount of tools
chosen
Tools:
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spanners x 2
Identify the four main
criteria for a replacement
hose
Criteria for hose replacement
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What factors need to be
taken into account when
fitting the new hose
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Environmental
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re-check oil level
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licensed disposal
recycle
other _____________________________
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pressure rating
length
end fittings
bore
referred to operators manual
new hose fitted ensuring inside of hose and
joints are clean
correctly routed not twisted
switch off vacuum pump (if fitted)
open valve (if fitted)
hydraulic oil topped up and checked as
required
start machine
operate function
check for leaks
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B3
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Safe procedure for detection may include:
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Candidate to identify all
procedure for replacing a
hydraulic hose
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NUMBER
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B3
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
Explain the function of
all controls and how to
interpret instrument
readings
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
The Candidate to explain
the controls inside the cab
and what are their
functions
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
Refer to operators manual
The function and setting of the following controls:
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State the instruments
inside the cab, what are
they and how should they
be interpreted
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starting devices, including cold start
engine speed control
stop control
check function of emergency stop
gear selection
clutch
differential lock (where applicable)
PTO lever engagement and speed range
selector (where applicable)
brakes (independent and parking) and
remote braking device if fitted
hydraulic controls
draft control (as applicable)
position control (as applicable)
other controls provided
external services
lights, direction indicators, horn, screen
wash/wipe, heating and ventilation controls
and any safety warning device (where
applicable)
Carry out safe access
and egress
Assessor to visually
observe safe access and
egress
D/M2
Candidate to select one
bucket an d to give a
reason as to why the
bucket was chosen
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fire fighting system(s) tested (if fitted)
fire extinguishers maintained, checked and
in date
access and egress points in the event of an
emergency
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Candidates must demonstrate safe access
and egress from machine using the hand
and foot holds provided and facing into the
cab (3 points of contact)
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soil type
operation
Assessor to observe
Systems of attaching bucket
Assessor to carry out
observation according to
the manufacturers
guidance
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2.2
D/M2
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refer to operators manual
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Attach a suitable bucket
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Met  Not Met X
Select bucket type
suited to the work being
undertaken
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B2
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Met  Not Met X
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tractormeter and associated chart (if
applicable)
oil pressure gauge (or warning light)
battery condition indicator or warning light
other warning lights (as applicable)
reversing aid (if applicable)
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What action should be
taken in the event of a
warning light coming on
What action should be
taken to maintain/check
the fire fighting system is
operational
CANDIDATE
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quick hitch
pins
safe access and egress
appropriate and safe following
manufacturers instructions
safe use of hydraulic controls
bucket checked for security
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NUMBER
4.1
D/M4
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
State safety precautions
which should be put in
place when working
alongside public rights
of way
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
Four precautions
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ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
adequate warning signs
safe working distances
possible problems are identified when
working along side public rights of way
the right of way is maintained
ensure all footpaths are repaired and safe
to be used before the signs are removed
and the site is left
other ______________________________
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4.2
D/M4
State types of land
which are considered to
be suitable sites for the
operation
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Either
Two types of land
Drainage
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Two types of land
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water logged
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suitable filtration area
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natural drainage via slope or soil profile
mounding methods used to minimise soil
erosion
desired planting position and environment
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4.3
State factors to consider
when carrying out the
operation
Three factors
site planning and operational systems
appropriate to site conditions
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desired planting position and environment
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safe operation on steep slopes, turning
stability and traction
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poor traction caused by varying soil and
surface conditions
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poor traction caused by obstacles, tree
stumps, boulders and other surface trash
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wayleaves (electricity, telephone, gas)
Either
Four factors
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Factors to consider may include
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D/M4
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fall
profile
width
soil types
positioning of silt trap(s)
other ______________________________
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profile
volume
soil type
accuracy of spacing
number per hectare
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NUMBER
3.7
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
Describe safe driving
techniques that should
be used on site
B3
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
All relevant to the
machine
The dangers of driving at
high speed
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
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The dangers of driving at high speed
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stability
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stopping distance
other _____________________________
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The benefits of wide
wheel track settings
stability
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straight
load distribution
Across a slope
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Over rough ground
avoid if possible
direction of turn up hill (rigid), downhill
(articulated), tracked machine (specific)
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weight distribution
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route construction
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avoid obstacles
Over rough ground
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speed
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stability
weight distribution
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When driving with heavily
loaded trailers and
implements
Change of centre of
gravity when turning
B2
2.5
D/M2
Manoeuvre the machine
on site in a safe and
effective way
Assessor to observe the
candidate carrying out
correct starting techniques
in accordance to
manufacturers
recommendations
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speed
stability
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weight distribution
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route planning
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stability
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Carry out the operation
on site in a safe,
effective and efficient
way
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When driving with heavily loaded trailers and
implements
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Up and down hill
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Across a slope
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The benefits of wide wheel track settings
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Up and down hill
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Start engine
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isolator switch engaged
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parking brake applied
gears in neutral
clutch pedal depressed (if applicable)
PTO disengaged (if applicable)
hydraulic services in neutral (if applicable)
start
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NUMBER
ASSESSMENT
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2.3/2.5
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ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
Assessor to observe the
candidate drive the
machine turning left and
right, reverse, park, switch
off and exit
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
Candidate to drive machine:
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safe access
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start in accordance with manufacturers
recommendations
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appropriate gear selection
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smoothness of take off
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drive in a straight line
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left and right turn
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reverse (if applicable)
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appropriate speed for conditions
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appropriate use of brakes
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safe position on site chosen
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controls and attachments in neutral and
lowered to the ground
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parking brake applied and effective
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safe egress
Parking machine may include
safe position on site chosen
controls and attachments in neutral and
lowered to the ground
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parking brake applied (if applicable)
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engine off
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key removed
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correct dismounting
access and egress
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Assessor to visually
observe the candidate
carrying out correct
shutting down techniques
in accordance to
manufacturers
recommendations
Stop engine
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allow engine to idle
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2.4
D/M2
Assessor to observe
A length of new drain
must be created as part of
the assessment
Length of the drain must
be at least 4 x maximum
reach
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disengage ignition and remove key
disengage and remove isolator switch
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inspect sites for hazards: power cables,
drainage outfalls, soft banks etc
efficient smooth operation of machine
safe procedures are observed for moving
the machine during work
suitable profile and fall
suitable size of silt trap created
maintain rate of work suited to site
conditions and machine capabilities
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Mounding
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inspect site for hazards: power cables,
drainage outfalls, soft banks etc
efficient smooth operation of machine
safe procedures are observed for moving
the machine during work
suitable profile and volume
rate of work suited to site conditions and
machine capabilities
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Eighty new mounds to be
created as part of this
assessment
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lower and disengage hydraulic services
and PTO
gears in neutral and parking brake applied
shut down electrical services/computer
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Carry out the operation
in accordance with the
job specification
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CRITERIA
NUMBER
4.4
D/M4
ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA
State factors to consider
when cleaning,
servicing and storing
the machine
ASSESSOR
GUIDANCE
State two advantages of
regularly cleaning the
machine
ASSESSMENT
ACTIVITIES
Machine is cleaned to:
CANDIDATE
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State three factors to
consider for cleaning the
machine
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prevent corrosion
facilitate maintenance & adjustments
prevent hazardous operating conditions
(e.g. fire)
prevent soiling of roads
prevention of cross contamination / bio
security
identify PPE to be used
remove any unwanted residues safely
using appropriate method:
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blower
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compressed air
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water
brush
dispose of waste material according to
company policy and legislation
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State two reasons for
inspecting the machine
after use
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machine inspected to establish any wear,
damaged and/or missing components
through use
ensures any defects can be rectified before
it is next used
other operators / supervisor etc. can be
informed through a reporting procedure
that defects are present
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1.3
B&
D/M1
1.4
Work in a way which
maintains health and
safety and is consistent
with relevant legislation
and industry good
practice
Carry out work to
minimise environmental
damage
Assessor to observe
Assessor to observe
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All activities must be completed in a way
which protects the operator and those
around them.
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It is ensured that any possible
environmental damage is minimised at all
times during on site operations
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Summary of Assessment (The Assessor is to complete the following as appropriate)
Candidate has met all of the assessment criteria
Tick
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Candidate A
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Signed:
Candidate has met all of the assessment criteria
Candidate B
Candidate has met all of the assessment criteria
Tick
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Candidate C
Candidate has met all of the assessment criteria
Tick
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Candidate D
Tick
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The Candidate has not met all of the assessment criteria; (state
reason(s))
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The Candidate has not met all of the assessment criteria; (state
reason(s))
Tick
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Date:
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The Candidate has not met all of the assessment criteria; (state
reason(s))
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Date:
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Signed:
Tick
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Date:
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Signed:
The Candidate has not met all of the assessment criteria; (state
reason(s))
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Date:
For use by Internal Verifier ONLY if the assessment process was internally verified
(Internal Verifier to complete ONE of the boxes below)
I observed an assessment process taking place and I am satisfied that the assessment was conducted in line with the qualification requirements
and that the judgement of the Assessor was appropriate.
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I observed an assessment process taking place. The following were noted as areas of concern.
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Date:
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