Cranes & Lifting Operations Cards
About this course
The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations ‐ Supervising Lifts provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in the supervision of lifting operations to demonstrate their competence. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.
The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.
To achieve this qualification a minimum of 74 credits need to be attained. This comprises the 8 units in the Mandatory Group.
Maintaining Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection in the WorkplaceD/504/8544
Produce clear requests for plant, equipment or machinery which meets the needs of projects or operations.Ensure and record that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements prior to use in the workplace and allocate to suitable operations.Identify hazards and assess risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery and implement measures that protect people and the environment.Keep records of the use of plant, equipment or machinery.Recommend alternative types of plant or equipment to decision makers where existing plant, machinery or equipment is deemed unsuitable for allocated operations.Issue instructions for the use of plant, equipment or machinery to operators and others directly involved.Check and confirm that operators of plant, equipment or machinery are trained, certificated and authorised for the relevant type, and monitor for safe working.Ensure the appropriate storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements.Inform decision makers/ people responsible when plant, equipment or machinery is no longer required.
Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of Work in the WorkplaceD/600/7521
Ensure the workforce is provided with sufficient clear and accurate information to enable them to position, align and/or level the work or loads., Observe and check dimensional controls and record results to meet quality standards., Identify any deviations in positions, alignments or levels and take measures to promptly correct them., Recommend revised work practices and procedures to minimise deviations and to allow for different circumstances and conditions.
Allocating Work and Checking People's Performance in the WorkplaceD/600/7552
Confirm the programme or operations and schedules, identify priorities and critical activities, and plan how the work will be undertaken., Allocate work to team members, taking into account their current circumstances, and brief them on the quality standards or level expected., Monitor the progress and quality of the work and provide prompt and constructive feedback., Motivate team members to complete the work they have been allocated and provide, where requested and possible, any additional support and/or resources., Identify unacceptable or poor performance, discuss the cause(s) and agree ways of improving performance with team members., Recognise successful completion of significant pieces of work or work activities by team/team members, and advise responsible people.
Supervising Lifting Operations Using Lifting Equipment in the WorkplaceH/600/7004
Carry out the supervision of lifting operations which will minimise disruption and maintain optimum performance., Observe current legislation and official guidance appropriate to the work environment., Identify and assess faults and problems and recommend and implement corrective actions which conform to safe working methods and practices., Conduct pre-work checks to meet statutory requirements, official guidance and maintains safe working methods and practices., Keep accurate records of work progress checks, faults, problems and quantities involved., Conduct post-work checks to ensure completion of the work method/lift plan data., Identify, assess and maintain the necessary resources for lifting operations activities.
Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the WorkplaceM/503/2915
Develop, maintain and encourage working relationships to promote good will and trust., Inform relevant people about work activities in an appropriate level of detail, with the appropriate level of urgency., Offer advice and help to relevant people about work activities and encourage questions/requests for clarification and comments., Clarify proposals with relevant people and discuss alternative suggestions., Resolve differences of opinion in ways that minimise offence and maintain goodwill, trust and respect.
Coordinating and Organising the Control of Work in the WorkplaceT/504/8548
Assemble and review relevant information used in the preparation of project or operational plans and clarify unclear information., Communicate and agree programmes or operational plans, methods and attendance with the people doing the work., Plan and obtain sufficient resources and attendance of the appropriate type which meets project or operational requirements and timescales., Organise and control sites (or specific operational areas) and resources to establish safe and tidy sites/areas, creating a positive image of the organisation and project., Organise work activities and implement work measures that take into account appropriate factors and influences.
Co-ordinating Preparation Work for Site or Lifting Operations in the WorkplaceH/600/7536
Identify and use relevant information used to prepare the project or lift plans, clarify any unclear information and update for production or operational planning purposes., Identify factors which may affect proposed works or operations, describe and summarise accurately and pass onto people who may be affected., Confirm access points for sites and works or operations which are safe and include works traffic and pedestrian segregation and minimise disruption., Confirm arrangements for adequate site safety, welfare and security before work or operations start, and whilst working on site., Confirm available resources for projects or operations before work starts., Implement the site or work area layout for operational purposes and pass on information about the plans to the people who will be working onsite., Implement the storage and use of materials and components so that materials handling and movement is efficient and wastage is minimised., Place and maintain notices which provide accurate information about the works or operations and which conform to statutory and site requirements., Ensure notice has been given to all people who will be affected by the work or operation, about when it starts, for how long it will take and when it finishes.
Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the WorkplaceM/504/8550
Produce clear requests for plant, equipment or machinery which meets the needs of projects or operations., Ensure and record that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements prior to use in the workplace and allocate to suitable operations., Identify hazards and assess risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery and implement measures that protect people and the environment., Keep records of the use of plant, equipment or machinery., Recommend alternative types of plant or equipment to decision makers where existing plant, machinery or equipment is deemed unsuitable for allocated operations., Issue instructions for the use of plant, equipment or machinery to operators and others directly involved., Check and confirm that operators of plant, equipment or machinery are trained, certificated and authorised for the relevant type, and monitor for safe working., Ensure the appropriate storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements, Inform decision makers/ people responsible when plant, equipment or machinery is no longer required.