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Transporting Loads – Diploma

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For operators of trailer-mounted concrete pumps.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations ‐ Transporting Loads (Plant) provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in trailer mounted concrete pumps to demonstrate their competence. There is also a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in this occupational area. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

Mandatory Units

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace.


    Comply with all workplace health, safety and welfare legislation requirements., Recognise hazards associated with the workplace that have not been previously controlled and report them in accordance with organisational procedures., Comply with organisational policies and procedures to contribute to health, safety and welfare., Work responsibly to contribute to workplace health, safety and welfare whilst carrying out work in the relevant occupational area., Comply with and support all organisational security arrangements and approved procedures.

  • Preparing and operating truck-mounted boom concrete pumps to receive, pump and discharge materials in the workplace


    Interpret the given information relating to the preparation and use of concrete pumps to carry out pumping and discharging operations., Organise with others the sequence and operation in which pumping and discharging operations using concrete pumps are to be carried out., Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when carrying out pumping and discharging operations using concrete pumps., Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and carrying out pumping operations using concrete pumps., Request and select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and carry out pumping operations using concrete pumps., Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and pumping materials using concrete pumps., Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and pumping and discharging materials using concrete pumps., Comply with the given contract information to receive, pump and discharge materials using concrete pumps to the required specification.

  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace


    Communicate with others to establish productive work practices., Follow organisational procedures to plan the sequence of work., Maintain relevant records in accordance with the organisational procedures., Maintain good working relationships when conforming to productive working practices.

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