Shift a load using manually-operated equipment

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Shift a load using manually-operated equipment (TLID1002)

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This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to shift loads using manually-operated mechanical equipment in compliance with the relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulation within the transport and logistics industry.

It includes assessing the risks associated with relocating the load, planning the relocation process, carrying out the relocation with the aid of the equipment in accordance with the plan and refurbishing the equipment and worksite.

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training course, participants will:

1. Assess risks associated with the relocation of the load 1.1 Products, goods or materials to be relocated are identified and assessed for the appropriate method of relocation.
1.2 Location for storage is determined.
1.3 Routes to be followed are identified.
1.4 Points of balance are estimated.
1.5 Effect of moving contents which may be loose, liquid, dangerous or hazardous are considered.
1.6 Potential risks in route(s) which may be followed are considered.
1.7 Lifting equipment to minimize potential risks is identified.
1.8 Appropriate personal protective equipment is worn.
1.9 Tools, load shifting equipment and other materials are selected, checked for serviceability and any defects are reported to the supervisor.
2. Plan load relocation 2.1 Load is examined to determine condition, length, bulk, weight.
2.2 Load shifting equipment is selected in accordance with workplace procedures.
2.3 Safe procedures for using lifting equipment are identified, including the calculation of Safe Working Load (SWL) and/or Working Load Limit (WLL) for weight of goods to be moved.
2.4 Process for relocating load is proposed including predicting and planning for potential difficulties.
2.5 Proposed process is checked against relevant code of practice and workplace procedures for compliance.
2.6 Lifting equipment and accessories are checked for safe operation in accordance with manufacturers instructions and workplace procedures.
2.7 Personal protective equipment is selected and worn in accordance with OH&S requirements.
3. Relocate load 3.1 Any unsafe equipment is reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.2 Load is broken down, where applicable, to allow handling and moving a number of single items to ensure the maximum weight of 500 kg is not exceeded.
3.3 Mechanical aids and field machines are constructed, when required, by the approved shifting method, so that the load can be shifted in accordance with job instructions.
3.4 Safe working limits for lifting equipment are identified and maintained.
3.5 Planned process and route are followed using equipment within necessary range of limitations.
3.6 Relocated materials are set down without damage to goods, personnel or equipment and checked for stability.
3.7 Relocation is checked to see that it meets work requirements, and any variances are reported.
4. Refurbish equipment and worksite 4.1 Site is cleaned and cleared of debris and unwanted material.
4.2 Field machines, tools and equipment are cleaned, inspected, serviced, maintained and stored in accordance with standard procedures.
4.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with standard procedures.


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