A39 SKIP HANDLER

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
  • Undertake all pre-use checks

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Configure and set for travel (site and highway)
  • Travel over undulating ground and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces whilst carrying loads

Setting up for work

  • Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

Working Tasks

  • Position the vehicle to pick up and place skip / containers, including areas having height restrictions
  • Retrieve and place skips or containers of various sizes and weights
  • Deposit loads from a skip or container
  • Transfer loads to different locations
  • Carry out procedures for travel to ensure load integrity and security during travel
  • Position the vehicle to pick up and place skip / containers, including areas having height restrictions

Completing Work

  • Ensure deposited skips or bodies are left in a safe manner

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the Road Traffic Act requirements