Plant and Vehicle Marshaller

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Course Aims

To learn how to prepare for vehicle movement and guidance, communication, plant hazards and ground condition, work area layout and positioning as part of a work management traffic plan.

Course Content

  • Explain the duties role and responsibilities and any limitations, including the procedures when capabilities are exceeded, of those marshalling or guiding the movement of plant and vehicles in a variety of situations.
  • Outline the hierarcy of control measures for plant and vehicle movement, and the requirements of a work management traffic plan.
  • Outline the legislative requirements and procedures relating to plant and vehicles accessing or egressing for the public highway, and the effects on other road users.
  • Explain types, attributes, limitations, hazards, and stability factors on a range of typical plant and work-related vehicles relevant to the occupational area or sector.
  • Explain the requirements of and types, functionality, advantages and limitations of a range of driver visibility aids for a range of occupationally relevant plant and vehicles.
  • Explain how ground conditions and features, proximity hazards and weight limits can affect the operations of plant and vehicles for different access points and work areas.
  • Explain the important and locations of positions of safety for a marshaller and other personnel.
  • Describe and use different types of communication methods for receiving and communication vehicle and plant movements.
  • Communicate vehicle and plant movement information to drivers/operators and other involved with related operations, including when plant or vehicles must stop
  • Explain the procedures to be followed if given information is insufficient and/or there is deviation for the given safe system of work.
  • Access and confirm that the area for plant and vehicles movement remains suitable for maneuver- ing activities, exclusion zones are maintained and contains suitable locations to undertake marshalling duties.
  • Guide and assist the movement of and position at given exact locations, a range of typical plant and vehicles using the approved code of signals.
  • Guide and assist plant and vehicles into and from restricted areas using forward and reverse mo- tions using the approved code of signals.
  • Guide and assist the movement of plant to support the duties being carried out by a plant operator.
  • Ensure the manoeuvring area is kept and left safe during operations and following the departure of plant and vehicles

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