Purpose This unit standard is for drivers and others engaged in loading and unloading road haulage vehicles.
People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare load lifting equipment for operation; transfer a load; and secure load lifting equipment for transport.
Approved Code of Practice for Load-Lifting Rigging (Wellington: Occupational Safety and Health Service, Department of Labour, 2001);
Official NZ Truck Loading Code – Code of Practice for the Safety of Loads on Heavy Vehicles (current edition), available from booksellers;
Tranz Link Freight Handling Code F002 (July 2001).
2 Any new, amended or replacement Acts, regulations, Rules, standards, codes of practice, or Land Transport New Zealand requirements or conditions affecting this unit standard will take precedence for assessment purposes, pending review of this unit standard.
3 This unit standard does not include the operation of a hydraulic container swinglift or sidelifter (covered by Unit 17679, Operate a truck mounted sidelifter), or the operation of tail lifts.
4 All work is to be carried out in accordance with work site safety policies and procedures, including organisational requirements, and without injury to any person or animal, or damage to any property or the environment.
Approved Codes of Practice are the Approved Code of Practice for Cranes and the Approved Code of Practice for Load-Lifting Rigging;
organisational requirementsinclude any legal requirements, standards, codes of practice, organisational and/or site requirements, industry best practice and manufacturers’ instructions.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Prepare load lifting equipment for operation.
Performance criteria 1.1 Work site is inspected for possible hazards.
Range includes but not limited to – power and overhead service lines, trees, buildings, structures, other equipment, dangerous materials.
1.2 Work is planned to avoid identified hazards.
1.3 Truck is located on a firm and level surface, using outriggers, stabilisers, plates, and packing to meet the requirements of the Approved Codes of Practice.
1.4 Load lifting equipment is set up and inspected to ensure it meets the requirements of the Approved Codes of Practice.
1.5 Load weight and lift height and radius are checked to ensure they are within the manufacturer's stated limits.
Element 2 Transfer a load.
Performance criteria 2.1 Load is secured to the load lifting equipment in accordance with the requirements of the Approved Codes of Practice.
2.2 A trial lift is conducted to ensure load is slung correctly and equipment is operating safely in accordance with the requirements of the Approved Codes of Practice.
2.3 Load is hoisted, then swung in a controlled manner and lowered into position in accordance with the requirements of the Approved Codes of Practice.
2.4 Operator guidance signals are used as required and interpreted in line with the requirements of the Approved Codes of Practice.
Element 3 Secure load lifting equipment for transport.
Performance criteria 3.1 Load lifting equipment and job accessories are stowed and secured, and the vehicle is prepared for on road movement in accordance with organisational requirements.
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