How to Identify, Allocate and Plan the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace (14)

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A good professional successful construction manager manages every aspect of his or her project and leaves nothing to chance.   They plan and obtain plant and equipment to programme and specification in accordance with the agreed specification and approved work methods as agreed in the approved works or operation method statements.

In order to obtain the specified plant, the project construction manager will compile a plant log and schedule and complete plant plant returns in a timely fashion.

When asked, they are able to accurately inform on the precise amount of plant on site, where it is and what it is being used for and as to whether they will be able to complete their project within the project allocated plant budget.

They will also ensure that plant and machinery is fit for purpose and that plant operations carried out in accordance with PUWER (The Provision & Use of Working Equipment Regulations) which equates to plant and equipment operations being planned, supervised and conducted in accordance with all current site legislation.

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The problem for management NVQ candidates is that they ‘DO’ all of the aforementioned, but identifying what part of their knowledge is applicable to each question within their NVQ so that duplication of answers and confusion is avoided is often an issue.  To prove my point, please review the following typical questions found in the learning outcomes of this Unit:

  • Describe ways of ensuring that the specifications for plant, equipment or machinery meet the needs of the project or operation before deployment.
  • Explain why it is important that the plant specification meets the needs of the project or operation.
  • Explain how to ensure that plant, equipment or machinery complies with current legislation and why.
  • Explain the methods of checking competence of those setting up, operating and maintaining plant, equipment or machinery.
  • Give reasons as to why competences of those setting up, operating and maintaining plant, equipment or machinery should be checked.
  • Explain the various methods of implementing an effective system that can update the deployment and allocation of plant, equipment or machinery as projects or operations progresses or changes occur.
  • Explain why a system for updating the deployment and allocation of plant, equipment or machinery is needed.
  • Describe ways of recommending alternatives to decision makers.
  • Explain the various methods of identifying hazards and assessing risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery.
  • Describe ways to implement measures to protect people and the environment.
  • Describe various methods of writing or approving method statements for the use of plant, equipment or machinery.
  • Explain the techniques that can be used to pass on information effectively.
  • Explain how to ensure that plant, equipment or machinery operations are supervised and conducted in accordance with current legislation.
  • Explain how to maintain effective records for the competence of supervisors, operators and users.
  • Explains ways of ensuring, and why is important that, plant, equipment or machinery is stored, serviced and maintained in accordance with operational and statutory requirements.
  • Explain the various methods of identifying learning needs of plant supervisors, operators and users and how to compare with the needs of future projects or operations.
  • Describe ways of obtaining information on ranges of learning activities.
  • Explain how the learning development for plant supervisors, operators and users can be arranged.
  • Explain how to encourage those involved or affected by plant, equipment or machinery operations to suggest safe improvements.
  • Explain why encouragement is needed in suggesting improvements to plant, equipment or machinery operations.
  • Describe the various methods of ensuring that plant, equipment or machinery not needed is returned or removed.
  • Give reasons why plant, equipment or machinery should be returned or removed when not required.

The Solution. In order to better enable the seasoned professional to complete this Unit, Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment and Machinery in the Workplace, Rivasure has produced a comprehensive online Audio Podcast Course.  This Unit is one of many online courses aimed at covering all of the key units contained within the Level 6 Construction Management NVQ Qualification. This series of Audio Podcast Unit Courses lays a solid foundation for each specific subject matter. Each Audio Podcast addresses each knowledge question, unpacking each one in detail and providing relevant and specific guidance.

The learning outcomes in this Unit are as follows;

  1. Ensure that the specification of the selected plant, equipment or machinery meets the needs of the project before deployment.
  2. Ensure that the plant, equipment or machinery to be deployed complies with current legislation and will be set up, operated and maintained by competent people.
  3. Implement a system to update the deployment and allocation of plant, equipment or machinery, and operators, as the project progresses or changes occur.
  4. Identify hazards and assess risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery and implement measures that protect people and the environment.
  5. Ensure that plant, equipment or machinery operations are planned, appropriately and supervised and conducted in accordance with current legislation.
  6. 6 Ensure the appropriate storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery to meet operational and statutory requirements.
  7. Identify learning needs for supervisors, operators and users of plant, equipment or machinery that will or could support the project or future projects or operations.
  8. Encourage those involved or affected by plant, equipment or machinery operations to suggest improvements in safe operations.
  9. Ensure that plant, equipment or machinery which is no longer needed is returned or removed.

A learning outcome sets out what a candidate can expect to learn and do as a result of their learning.  This Audio Podcast mentoring series is excellent resource for NVQ candidates and management learners studying how to identify,  allocate and plan the deployment and use of plant, equipment and machinery in the Workplace


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Our Additional Online Guidance Series has proven to be a boost to candidates to more effectively fast-track them through the qualification. Each course matches a unit in the Edexcel NVQ Level 6 Diploma curriculum in Construction Management and are intended for guidance only.
(The complete series and more, is included free-of-charge to all our NVQ Level 6 Registered candidates)
Series Summary