Shift Loads Using Gantry Equipment Competency

TLID3043 Shift loads using gantry equipment – Duration 1/2 day

Pre-requisites: Nil

This course must be conducted at the client’s site where there is a gantry installed with 3 movements only (north/south, east/west, up/down).  Construction Safety Assurance does not have a gantry on site that can be used.

Unit Descriptor

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to shift loads using gantry equipment in accordance with relevant regulations and workplace requirements, as part of work activities in the transport and logistics industry.

It includes planning work for the prevailing working conditions, using controls and operating systems to manage the operation of equipment, and locating and identifying load characteristics. It also includes safely moving the load, monitoring controls and stopping, shutting down and securing equipment after the completion of operations.

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

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes. Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1 Plan work for the prevailing working conditions 1.1 Traffic flow, weather and work area conditions are constantly assessed and anticipated to allow safe operation to ensure no injury to people, or damage to equipment, loads or facilities
1.2 Load characteristics are taken into account to ensure appropriate attachments/gear are used to move the load as required
1.3 Occurrences in the work area that may affect the safety and efficiency of operations are reported to appropriate personnel
2 Use controls and operating systems to manage the operation of the equipment 2.1 Equipment is prepared and appropriate attachments are fitted as required
2.2 Gear and operational levers are checked to ensure they are in the neutral position prior to inserting ignition key and starting engine
2.3 Engine is started in accordance with manufacturer guidelines to bring engine to speed
2.4 Instruments and gauges are monitored during start up and operations to ensure operation is within manufacturer specifications, and workplace and regulatory safety requirements
2.5 Engine power is managed for efficiency of equipment movement and economy of equipment operations
2.6 Equipment operations are conducted within manufacturer specified torque range
2.7 Faults or damage to equipment are immediately reported to appropriate personnel
3 Locate load and identify load characteristics 3.1 Load is located and identified in accordance with instructions
3.2 Requirements for safe working load (SWL) and working load limit (WLL) of gantry equipment are identified
3.3 Load weight and dimensions are checked to ensure they fall within equipment capacity
3.4 Loading and unloading plans are followed to ensure efficiency and safety of operations
3.5 Load characteristics are taken into account to ensure appropriate loading and unloading procedures are followed
3.6 Hazardous cargo is identified and relevant procedures are taken into account when planning and conducting work
4 Safely move load 4.1 Equipment is operated and positioned using smooth and controlled movements
4.2 Manoeuvres are within equipment limits and in line with manufacturer specifications
4.3 Load is moved ensuring no injury to personnel or damage to equipment or cargo
4.4 Continuous communication is maintained with personnel assisting the operator in the load movement operations using appropriate communications technology and procedures
4.5 In an incident or emergency, equipment is immediately stopped and workplace emergency procedures are followed
4.6 Safety incidents and emergencies are reported in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements
5 Monitor and operate controls 5.1 Equipment controls are monitored and operated in accordance with manufacturer operating instructions
5.2 Control systems are confirmed and acted on in accordance with regulatory requirements, manufacturer guidelines and workplace operating procedures
5.3 Control faults are identified and reported in accordance with enterprise guidelines
5.4 Hazards in the work area are identified and appropriate measures are adopted to control the risks in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
6 Stop, shut down and secure equipment 6.1 Equipment is brought to a controlled halt and is shut down without injury to personnel or damage to equipment, loads or facilities in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and workplace procedures
6.2 Equipment is secured in accordance with manufacturer instructions and workplace procedures