Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

Preparing for Work

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Check the stability, alignment and safety before use
  • Check that platform protection is in position before use
  • Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification
  • Check the capacity of the mast climber will accommodate expected loads and/or passengers
  • Undertake all pre-use checks and running checks
  • Check emergency lowering functions
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other hazards

Setting up for work

  • Load and unload materials following manual handling requirements
  • Prepare the platform for the required load(s) and/or passengers

Working Tasks

  • Operate the mast climber to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Explain mast climber working limitations

Shutting Down

  • Place the mast climber in an out-of-service condition, isolate and secure