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                         CIVIL PLANT OPERATION
                     Operate a rigid dump truck for bulk
                                earthmoving



level:                      3

credit:                     12

final date for comment:     February 2006

expiry date:                December 2007

sub-field:                  Civil Plant Operation and Management

purpose:                    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
                            demonstrate knowledge of the functions of rigid dump trucks;
                            prepare for on-site operations; load, haul, and dump material;
                            and carry out shut down procedures and minor maintenance
                            tasks.

entry information:          Prerequisite: Class 2 driver licence and W (special-type
                            vehicles on wheels) licence endorsement.

accreditation option:       Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.

moderation option:          A centrally established and directed national moderation
                            system has been set up by InfraTrain New Zealand.

special notes:              1    The following legislation and specifications must be
                                 complied with:
                                 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992; Health and
                                 Safety in Employment Regulations 1995; Operators
                                 Safety Manual for Earthmoving Machinery, Edition
                                 2002, NZ Contractors’ Federation (Inc); The Truck
                                 Loading Code, 1985, Ministry of Transport.

                            2    Definitions
                                 Rigid dump truck, for the purposes of this unit standard,
                                 is a 2-axled heavy rigid dump vehicle with load capacity
                                 of at least 20 tonnes, driven off-road unless piloted, and
                                 used for the purpose of bulk earthmoving.
                                 Walk around – to walk around the machine inspecting it
                                 and its environment for hazards and removing hazards
                                 that may impair start-up.




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                                     Company requirements refers to requirements of the
                                     company in relation to policy, procedures, and
                                     methodologies. They include requirements
                                     documented in company and site health and safety
                                     plans, quality assurance documents, and contract work
                                     programmes.
                                     Job instructions are those given to the operator prior to
                                     undertaking a job. They may include site safety
                                     instructions, contract drawings, and written memos.
                                     Manufacturer’s instructions refers to the manufacturer’s
                                     operating manuals.

                               3     Operators must use the hand and horn signals
                                     endorsed by their company.




Elements and Performance Criteria
element 1

Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of rigid dump trucks.

performance criteria

1.1         Rigid dump trucks are identified and described in terms of their types and
            components.

            Range:       types – 2WD, 4WD, rock deck, wide-body deck, heated deck, coal
                         deck;
                         components – power train, hydraulic system, production monitors.

1.2         Rigid dump trucks are described in terms of jobs that they do.

            Range:       civil, extractive.




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element 2

Prepare for on-site operations.

performance criteria

2.1         Job instructions are confirmed in accordance with company requirements.

2.2         Walk around is completed prior to starting work in accordance with company
            requirements.

2.3         Truck operation is checked prior to starting work in accordance with
            manufacturer’s instructions and/or company requirements.

            Range:       visibility, seat belt, engine controls and gauges, throttle position,
                         hydraulic controls, engine oil, water, battery fluid, air tanks,
                         hydraulic oil, fuel, transmission, oil, cab cleanliness, grease, tyre
                         pressure and condition, rock ejectors (if fitted), engine warm-up, air
                         pressure, engine oil pressure, transmission oil pressure, park brake,
                         electrical charging, hydraulics operating, braking systems, warning
                         systems, emergency systems, communications equipment.

2.4         Surrounding area is checked for hazards before moving off, in accordance with
            Health and Safety in Employment Act and company requirements.


element 3

Load, haul, and dump material.

performance criteria

3.1         Truck is positioned in relation to loading equipment in accordance with
            manufacturer’s instructions and company requirements.

            Range:       queuing, off-side loading, on-side loading, loading through the rear,
                         top loading, bottom loading, reversing, communication with loading
                         operator.

3.2         Load is transported in a controlled manner in accordance with truck capability and
            company requirements including site road rules.

            Range:       surface with good adhesion, slippery surface (uphill, downhill).



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3.3         Tiphead procedures are explained and are followed in accordance with company
            requirements.

            Range:        approach, visual check, positioning, exit.

3.4         Load is dumped in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and company
            requirements.

            Range:        at tiphead, into bins, paddock dump.

3.5         Three-quarter tipping is demonstrated in accordance with manufacturer’s
            instructions and company requirements.

3.6         Unladen truck is driven in a controlled manner in accordance with truck capability
            and company requirements including site road rules.

            Range:        surface with good adhesion, slippery surface (uphill, downhill).

3.7         Emergency braking is demonstrated in accordance with manufacturer’s
            instructions and company requirements.

            Range:        laden, unladen.


element 4

Carry out shut down procedures and minor maintenance tasks.

performance criteria

4.1         Truck is parked and shut-down in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and
            company requirements.

            Range:        may include but is not limited to – engine run-down, checks, re-
                          fuelling, hoist position, documentation (including reporting any
                          faults).

4.2         Scheduled minor maintenance tasks are carried out in accordance with
            manufacturer’s instructions and company requirements.

            Range:        may include but is not limited to – housekeeping, routine servicing,
                          lubrication.




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Comments on this unit standard

Please contact InfraTrain New Zealand askus@infratrain.co.nz if you wish to suggest
changes to the content of this unit standard.

Please Note
Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority or a delegated inter-
institutional body before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards
or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before
they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.

Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for providers wishing to
develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and
assessors, and special resource requirements.

This unit standard is covered by AMAP 0101 which can be accessed at
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/site/framework/search.html.




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