TLRG – Final Practical Test

Who is this document for?

  • The assessor
  • 1 copy is needed for each learner

What is in this document?

  • Instructions on how to run a practical assessment.
  • Guidelines for determining competency
  • A pre-assessment checklist
  • The practical assessment tasks that need to be completed
  • Content from the unit of competency being assessed in each task.
  • An Assessment Summary.
  • Any relevant documents, forms or checklists for the learner to use during the assessment (If required).

Assessment Instructions for Assessors

This assessment has been developed for assessing a cohort of learners for working safely at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure industries, under direct supervision, either in an actual or simulated work environment.

The assessments cover the requirements of the unit of competency RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights.

The assessment for this unit has been divided into 2 parts:

  1. Theory Assessment (see Final Theory Test).
  2. Practical Assessment (This document).

A person who is appropriately qualified and experienced, in line with the requirements of the unit, must administer the assessment.

Evidence other than that collected through the use of this assessment tool may be considered provided that it is in line with the rules of evidence, the training package requirements and the training organisation’s policies and procedures. Any evidence, including evidence gathered through the use of this assessment tool, must follow the rules of evidence in order to be considered as contributing to a learner’s demonstration of competency.

Conducting the Practical Assessment

You will need a copy of this document for each learner to be assessed.

The purpose of this assessment is to gather evidence relating to a unit of competency to determine whether or not the learner has demonstrated the skills and knowledge required by the unit to be considered competent.

All practical assessments must be undertaken in the workplace or under realistic workplace conditions, which include:

  • The use of full-scale equipment.
  • Timely and consistent completion of assessments reflective of outcomes expected in the workplace.
  • Completing assessments regardless of weather conditions and responding appropriately to the environment.
  •  Acting in accordance with site and safety procedures, requirements and regulations.

Details specific to each assessment are recorded in the Assessment Plan document. Please refer to
this plan in preparation for any assessments.

  1. You must direct each learner to the practical assessment section at the back of the Learner Guide which outlines the practical assessments to be completed, before the assessment begins
  2. You need to brief learners on the assessment tasks contained in the practical assessment. Answer any questions that they may have.
  3. You must supervise learners at all times during the assessment. Each learner must be observed to satisfactorily complete each task, even in situations where the work is completed by a team.
  4.  Learners may not use any references, books or course notes during the assessments, unless these resources are common to completing the task when performed in the workplace.
  5. All assessments must be satisfactorily completed. If a learner does not satisfactorily complete an assessment, a result of ‘Not yet competent’ will be recorded.
  6. Learners should be able to complete the test in [99] minutes. The time stated is a guide only. If a learner cannot complete the assessment in the stated time then this needs to be considered when assessing overall competency.
  7. You may ask questions during the practical assessment to ascertain the knowledge of learners and reasoning for specific action required by the task. Learners may also be required by the task to explain what they are doing. You must record these comments and any other observations in the Notes & Observations section of the practical assessment.

Assessment Safety Considerations

You must make sure all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available, and that all learners are correctly fitted with PPE before the practical assessment begins.

You should ensure that any faulty or defective equipment intended for the purpose of hazard identification, or equipment checks are secured away from serviceable equipment to prevent an unsafe situation occurring during the test. 

Grounds for Stopping the Assessment

If, at any time during the practical test, any learner acts in a manner that endangers themselves, others, equipment or property, the assessment must be stopped immediately. You are required to identify the dangerous act to the learner and re-schedule the test for a later time.

Determining Satisfactory Completion

In order for a learner to achieve a satisfactory outcome for the practical assessment they will need to:

  • ü  Complete all tasks and assessments in their entirety.
  • ü  Complete all tasks and assessments satisfactorily, in a timely manner, representative of real world conditions, expectations and outcomes.
  • ü  Complete all tasks and assessments safely, using the correct techniques and methods and ensuring own safety and the safety of others at all times.
  • ü  Working with others, where necessary, to safely, effectively and efficiently achieve all outcomes of the assessments.

Completing the Assessment Summary and Determining Competency

An Assessment Summary is included at the end of this document and must be completed at the conclusion of both the theory and practical parts of the Final Test (summative assessment).

If the learner does not complete or achieve a satisfactory outcome in any assessment you should consider the learner as “not yet competent”.

Copies of all evidence gathered during training and assessment should be attached to the assessment summary for record keeping purposes.

A copy of the assessment summary results and sign-off should be provided to the learner at the conclusion of the course.

Completed
Assessment plan reviewed and validated.
All resources required to conduct assessment are available.
Site and weather conditions are appropriate and suitable for assessment.
Learner is wearing appropriate clothing to participate safely in the assessment.
Learner has completed adequate training prior to attempting this assessment.
Assessor qualifications are current and relevant to the assessment.

Assessment 1a – Identify and Confirm Work Requirements

Assessment Checklist:

Completed
WHS regulations.
Safety procedures (may include Code of Practice).
Work instructions (may include site rules, policies and procedures).

Performance Criteria:

1.1- Access, interpret and apply height safety procedures and ensure the work activity is compliant.
1.3 - Adhere to WHS requirements.

Performance Evidence:

  • Locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates completion of working safely at heights that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
    • Accessing, interpreting and applying technical and safety information for working at heights.

Knowledge Evidence:

  • Adhering to statutory and regulatory authority requirements.
  • The nature of work undertaken at heights.
  • The processes of providing for safe working practices.

Assessment 1b – Inspect the Site and Identify Hazards

Assessment Checklist:

Completed
(i) Inspect the site and identify:
• Work area and structures.
• Equipment required.
• Hazards
(ii) Take action to manage/control hazards in the work area.

Performance Criteria:

1.2 - Inspect site to determine layout and physical condition, condition of structures, prevailing weather conditions, equipment requirements and potential hazards.
1.5  - Identify, manage and report potential risks and hazards.
2.6 - Select and install appropriate signs and barricades.

Performance Evidence:

  • Demonstrates completion of working safely at heights that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
    • Assessing hazards and risk associated with working at heights and implement control methods.

Knowledge Evidence:

  • Complying with safe work methods.

Assessment Plan:

Objectives, Outcomes or Requirements:

The learner is required to inspect the work area to identify the conditions, equipment requirements and any hazards that need to be managed before the work can begin.

All hazard controls implemented during the assessment must be relevant to the situation and level of responsibility of the learner. Where possible, instructions for the management of hazards should be available for the learner to refer to in order to make sure they are working in line with site safety procedures and requirements.

If any documents or procedures are used to determine the best course of action the assessor must make a note of them in the comments section of the assessment.

Space or Location Requirements:

There should be enough space to allow a learner to walk around the work area to carry out the inspection.

Equipment or Resources Required for Assessment:

Hazard/risk management policy, procedure or instructions.

Hazard controls

 

Assessment 1c – Select and Inspect Materials, Tools and Equipment

Assessment Checklist:

Completed
(i) Choosing and fitting PPE and safety equipment for working at heights.
(ii) Checking condition of PPE and safety equipment, including:
• Safety harness.
• Inertia reel.
(i) Choosing materials and tools for the job and checking their condition.
(iv) Identifying and choosing access equipment (if required).
(v) Identifying and choosing signs and barricades (if required).

Performance Criteria:

1.4 - Identify, select and check safety equipment for serviceability.
2.1 - Consult with authorised personnel to select materials, tools and equipment and check for serviceability.
2.2 - Select, wear and care for personal protective equipment.
2.3 - Inspect/install fall protection and perimeter protection equipment. 

Performance Evidence:

  • Demonstrates completion of working safely at heights that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
    • Selecting wearing and caring for personal protective equipment.
    • Identifying required safety systems including fall protection and associated equipment.

Knowledge Evidence:

  • Names and functions of equipment, components and materials.
  • Using safety equipment/systems and considerations to facilitate working safely at heights

Assessment 1d – Prepare and Access the Work Area

Assessment Checklist:


Completed
(i) Check that the work area can be safely accessed or arranges for access equipment to be set up.
(ii) Safely access the area and inspect existing fall protection system.
• Work with authorised personnel to correctly fit, adjust and anchor fall protection system and equipment.
(iii) Set up signs and barricades around the work area.
(iv) Decide on best option for moving tools and equipment to the work area and:
• Move tools and equipment.
• Secure tools and equipment at the work area.

Performance Criteria:

2.4 - Identify approved methods of moving tools and equipment to work area and minimise potential hazards associated with tools at heights.
2.5 - Ensure safety system has been installed correctly.
3.1 - Consult with authorised personnel to ensure anchor fall protection and associated equipment is correctly fitted and adjusted.
3.2 - Ensure all required equipment is installed.
3.3 - Use recommended methods to access work area for people, tools and equipment.
4.1 - Check access from ground to work area and ensure it is safe.

Performance Evidence:

  • Demonstrates completion of working safely at heights that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
    • Checking that fitting, adjusting and anchoring of fall protection and associated equipment is correct.

Knowledge Evidence:

  • Complying with equipment manufacturer’s instructions and specifications.
  • Safe shifting and handling of tools and materials.
  • Complying with heights safety systems.
  • Using safety equipment/systems and considerations to facilitate working safely at heights

Assessment 1e – Work at Heights

Assessment Checklist:


Completed
(i) Keeping safety equipment and systems in place.
(ii) Adjusting safety equipment and systems as needed during the work.
(iii) Handling tools and equipment safely during the work.
(iv) Safely securing tools and equipment when not in use.
(v) Regularly checking safety systems during the work.
(vi) Monitoring of hazards and hazard controls and adjust the controls as necessary.

Performance Criteria:

3.4 - Locate tools and materials to eliminate or minimise the risk of items being knocked down.
4.2 - Keep fall equipment in place and adjusted appropriately for movement during work.
4.3 - Undertake manual handling of materials and equipment.
4.4 - Locate materials and equipment ensuring that they are safely secured and distributed.
4.5 - Check safety system periodically for compliance.
4.6 - Monitor risk control measures to ensure that they are effective and appropriate.
4.7 - Reassess risk control measures, as required, in accordance with changed work practices and/or site conditions and undertake alterations.

Performance Evidence:

  • Demonstrates completion of working safely at heights that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
    • Performing work safely at heights.

Knowledge Evidence:

  • Safe shifting and handling of tools and materials.
  • Complying with heights safety systems.
  • Complying with safe work methods.

Assessment 1f – Finish Work at Heights and Clean Up

Assessment Checklist:


Completed
(i) Consult with appropriate personnel to dismantle the safety systems that are no longer needed.
(ii) Safely exit the work area maintaining personal safety at all times.
(iii) Remove hazard control measures that are no longer needed.
(iv) Complete any reports and fill in any documents that are required once the job is finished.
(v) Clear the work area and dispose of or recycles materials.
(vi) Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 - Consult with authorised personnel to ensure safety system is dismantled and removed.
5.2 - Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials.
5.3 - Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment.

Knowledge Evidence:

  • Complying with equipment manufacturer’s instructions and specifications.
  • Complying with safe work methods.

Assessment #

Assessment Checklist:


Completed
(i)

PE & PC

Assessment Summary

RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights


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