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K1: The operator-level servicing, checks and maintenance requirements for the range of plant Back to Duty

K2: How tools and equipment for maintenance, checks, servicing and configuration requirements are to be used and maintained Back to Duty

K3: How to extract information from the operator’s manual and electronic readout systems for to prepare and use the machine effectively Back to Duty

K4: How site plans and work programmes are devised, used and disseminated to relevant parties and how they determine how the work is to be carried out Back to Duty

K5: What resources and ancillary equipment the machine will require to carry out core operational functions Back to Duty

K6: The function and use of all controls, gauges, switches and performance aids to carry out machine operations Back to Duty

K7: The characteristics, functions, uses and limitations of use of the relevant item of plant Back to Duty

K8: The factors that affect the stability and safe operation of the relevant item of plant Back to Duty

K9: How the machine should be manoeuvred and set for operational activities Back to Duty

K10: What the hazards and requirements are for manoeuvring the machine around construction sites and working environment Back to Duty

K11: The types of planning and communication methods that are relevant and effective in a variety of work situations Back to Duty

K12: The purpose and layout of site traffic plans, the working areas, exclusions zones and authorized passages for the movement Back to Duty

K13: The types of hand signals and verbal instructions (inc. radio use) required for the movement of plant and vehicles Back to Duty

K14: The manoeuvring characteristics, limitations of manoeuvrability and visibility limitations of plant, supporting plant and delivery vehicles Back to Duty

K15: How a transporter needs to be set to allow the loading and unloading of plant Back to Duty

K16: The dangers and precautions when loading and unloading plant from a vehicle bed Back to Duty

K17: The securing procedures required for a range of plant including tracked, wheeled and smooth-drum types Back to Duty

K18: The health, safety, wellbeing and environmental requirements and considerations that apply for operational and maintenance activities, such as the control of diesel and oil spills, and reporting procedures for unsafe or environmental situations Back to Duty

K19: Relevant legislation and regulations including Health and Safety at Work Act, PUWER, LOLER, COSHH and the requirements for, and devising of static and dynamic risk assessments, method statements, COSHH-based assessments and permit-to-work systems. Back to Duty


S1: Extract information from a variety of sources for basic servicing, checks, operational and maintenance requirements Back to Duty

S2: Select and use tools, lubricants and equipment required for operator-level maintenance, checks, servicing and configuration requirements Back to Duty

S3: Identify and apply information from a range of sources so that the machine is set for the work and for the work to be carried out Back to Duty

S4: Identify and source materials, equipment and consumables for operational requirements Back to Duty

S5: Prepare and set the machine for travelling purposes Back to Duty

S6: Travel the machine across a range of ground, surfaces and in a range of operational environments and conditions inc. where relevant on inclines, and on and from a transporter Back to Duty

S7: Plan, configure and set the machine to carry out the required work activity Back to Duty

S8: Operate the machine in accordance with given instructions for excavating, compacting, loading, lifting, moving, discharging and placing activities relevant to the machine being used Back to Duty

S9: Identify, use and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supporting staff and supervisors to carry out the work safely and efficiently Back to Duty

S10: Carry out checks (through self and with others) that the work being carried out meets the job requirements and timescales Back to Duty

S11: Position, configure and shut down the machine when work activities cease and isolate and secure the machine and relevant equipment and structures to prevent unauthorised use or access. Back to Duty

S12: Marshall the movements of a range of plant and delivery vehicles for positioning and safe movement requirements Back to Duty

S13: Assist in the setting up, configuring and positioning of plant to carry out specific work functions Back to Duty

S14: Assist in preparing and securing a transporter and the items of plant during the loading and unloading activity for transportation purposes Back to Duty

S15: Work in accordance with health, safety, welfare and environmental requirements, evaluate the working area and activity according to static and dynamic risk assessments and method statements, and report on unsafe situations following organisational procedures Back to Duty


B1: Health and Safety-first attitude – Is aware of the importance of following procedures and following guidance of senior members of the team due to the many risks and hazards present in the work environment and acts in accordance to H & S requirements, constantly evaluating the operation for hazards and takes appropriate actions whilst following safe systems of work, avoids taking short cuts that may increase risks Back to Duty

B2: Working effectively – Undertakes the work in a reliable and productive manner. Back to Duty

B3: Positive customer relationships – Behaves in accordance with the values of the employer; treats customers and stakeholders with courtesy and responds quickly to their requirements, forming and enhancing customer relationships, creating and maintaining effective working and commercial relationships Back to Duty

B4: Teamwork and independent working – Working and engaging collaboratively and effectively with co-workers of different occupations to achieve requisite results safely and efficiently and safe working, and achieving those results through independence, resourcefulness and ability, operates as an effective team member and under supervision, takes responsibility, accountability and ownership of their own actions and for the completion their own work. Back to Duty

B5: Attitude and discipline – Adopts a professional approach to the work and to colleagues and clients and shows professionalism whilst being polite and courteous to peers, managers, clients, general public and others, questions and challenges others when procedures are not being followed. Back to Duty

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