Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a demolition 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
  • Explain procedures relating to dealing with asbestos
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Establish and connect power supply to the machine
  • Explain additional safety requirements for operating pedestrian-type machines in a demolition environment
  • Explain requirements to lift a machine to a place at height

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Configure and set for site travel
  • Travel the machine on various types of terrain including the negotiating of steep restricted inclines
  • Manoeuvre in areas with restricted workspace

Setting up for work

  • Configure and set for demolishing duties
  • Explain actions required for proximity hazards, including underground and overhead services
  • Explain the requirements, and associated hazards, whilst operating at height
  • Maintain exclusion zones during operation

Working Tasks

  • Demolish parts of a structure or structures using various attachments
  • Load receptacles with demolished materials
  • Change attachments
  • Comply with method statements and given instructions
  • State environmental considerations of the demolishing process

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Remove and store remote units and power cables
  • Explain the requirements for post operation checks
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting