RIIMPO334E - Conduct skid steer loader operations using attachments
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate and shift materials with skid steer loaders using attachments.
This unit applies to those working in site- based roles.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors, and must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to applying this unit.
This unit alone does not provide sufficient skill to independently load and unload equipment. To perform this activity safely, personnel must either complete or be assisted by someone who has completed RIIHAN308F Load and Unload Plant or equivalent.
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Plan and prepare for skid steer loader operations
1.1 Access, interpret and apply skid steer loader operations documentation
1.2 Obtain, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
1.3 Identify hazards and environmental issues, assess the risk and implement control measures in line with workplace policies
1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities
1.5 Obtain, identify and implement traffic signage requirements according to standard operating procedures and safe work practices
1.6 Select required skid steer loader equipment and confirm suitability for work activities
1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures for skid steer loader, and be prepared for fire, accidents and emergencies
1.8 Coordinate and communicate planned activities with others at the site prior to commencement of work activity
2. Operate skid steer loader in line with established requirements
2.1 Carry out prestart, start-up, park checks in line with workplace procedures
2.2 Identify faults or defects and rectify or report within scope of own responsibility and according to workplace procedures
2.3 Drive and operate loader, using techniques suited to equipment capabilities, site and work conditions, and according to workplace procedures
2.4 Monitor hazards and risks, and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment
2.5 Monitor and manage equipment performance using indicators and alarms
3. Load, carry and place materials to complete work activity
3.1 Establish weight of load and ensure it is within safe operational limits of the machine
3.2 Position machinery to ensure stable and effective shift of materials in line with workplace procedures
3.3 Shift load safely and effectively, using hand, audible and communication signals, in line with workplace procedures
3.4 Park up, shut down, secure and carry out post operational inspection of equipment in line with workplace procedures
4. Select, remove, fit and use attachments for loader
4.1 Select attachment for the task
4.2 Fit attachment in line with workplace procedures
4.3 Test attachment and ensure correct fitting and operation in line with manufacturers’ specifications
4.4 Use attachment within design limits and in accordance with workplace procedures
4.5 Remove, clean and store attachments in designated location in line with workplace procedures
5. Relocate the skid steer loader
5.1 Prepare skid steer loader for relocation in a safe manner
5.2 Move skid steer loader safely between worksites, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements
5.3 Assist loading and unloading machine from float/trailer in line with workplace procedures
6. Conduct housekeeping activities
6.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials according to workplace procedures
6.2 Manage and/or report hazards, and maintain a safe working environment
6.3 Complete and file or distribute documentation in a manner that complies with workplace practices