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Describe and safely control work aloft on yacht rigs
Level
4
Credits
4
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify reasons for
working aloft on yacht rigs; describe working protocol for lifting people aloft;
describe potential influences of environment when working aloft; identify,
inspect, and test lifting components; safely use lifting components; and
communicate with a person working aloft.
Subfield
Boating Industries
Domain
Boatbuilding
Status
Registered
Status date
21 November 2008
Date version published
21 November 2008
Planned review date
31 December 2013
Entry information
Prerequisite: Unit 18171, Demonstrate knowledge of
spars and rigging, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge
and skills.
Replacement information
This unit standard, unit standard 25121, unit standard
25122, unit standard 25123, and unit standard 25151
replaced unit standard 9951 and unit standard 9952.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Boating Industry Training Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0136
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
1
All required equipment must be set up, started up, operated, and shut down in
accordance with company procedures.
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All work practices must meet recognised codes of practice and documented worksite
health and safety procedures (where these exceed code) for personal, product, and
worksite health and safety, and must meet the obligations required under the Health
and Safety in Employment Act 1992, and subsequent and delegated legislation.
3
All work practices must meet recognised codes of practice and documented worksite
environmental procedures (where these exceed code) for personal, product, and
worksite environmental matters, and must meet the obligations required under the
Resource Management Act 1991, and subsequent and delegated legislation.
4
All work practices must meet documented worksite quality management
requirements. These include documentation of activities, events, and decisions.
5
Guides that may apply to this unit standard include:
Approved Code of Practice for Load Lifting Rigging (Department of Labour/OSH,
2001), ISBN 0-477-03595-7;
Guidelines for the Prevention of Falls – To Meet the Requirements of Health and
Safety in Employment Act 1992 and Regulations 1995 (Department of Labour/OSH,
April 2000), ISBN 0-477-03614-7;
AS/NZS 1891.3:1997 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Fall-arrest devices;
AS/NZS 1891.4:2000 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Selection, use and
maintenance;
AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Harnesses and
ancillary equipment.
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Definitions
Company procedures, documented or accepted procedures in the workplace where
the unit standard is being assessed.
Job requirements, requirements that may or may not be specified but require correct
choices to achieve including: following safety and workplace procedures and meeting
generally accepted trade practice standards.
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The practical aspects of this unit standard are intended to be assessed while the
vessel is berthed, anchored, moored, or hauled on a slipway or hardstand in a
marine work context.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Identify reasons for working aloft on yacht rigs.
Performance criteria
1.1
Reasons for working aloft are identified in accordance with job requirements.
Range
includes but is not limited to – repair, tuning, replacement of
halyards, masthead equipment service, inspection, maintenance.
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Element 2
Describe working protocol for lifting people aloft.
Performance criteria
2.1
Roles of people involved are described in accordance with job requirements.
Range
2.2
includes but is not limited to – wincher, person going aloft, tailer,
standby person.
Usage of equipment aloft is described in accordance with job requirements.
Range
includes but not limited to – tools, transfer of tools.
Element 3
Describe potential influences of environment when working aloft.
Performance criteria
3.1
Influence of exposure to sun, rain, wind, and cold to people working aloft are
described in terms of potential safety implications.
3.2
Influence of boat motion on people working aloft is described in terms of its
effect at the masthead and potential feeling and safety implications.
3.3
Influence of vertigo and fear of heights on people working aloft is described in
terms of potential feeling and safety implications.
3.4
Influence of restricted movement while sitting in a bosun’s chair harness is
described in terms of safety implications.
Element 4
Identify, inspect, and test lifting components.
Range
includes but is not limited to – halyards, bosun’s chairs, harnesses, winches,
jammers, safety line.
Performance criteria
4.1
Lifting components and functions are identified in accordance with job
requirements.
4.2
Lifting components are checked and tested in accordance with job
requirements.
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Element 5
Safely use lifting components.
Range
person controlling lift.
Performance criteria
5.1
Harness is checked by controlling person and worn correctly by person going
aloft in accordance with job requirements.
5.2
Harnesses attachment to halyard is checked by controlling person in
accordance with job requirements.
5.3
Winching/lifting process is carried out safely by controlling person in accordance
with job requirements.
5.4
Safety exclusion zones are established around person working aloft in
accordance with job requirements.
5.5
Lowering of person aloft by controlling person is carried out safely in
accordance with job requirements.
5.6
Basic fall arrest techniques are employed in accordance with job requirements.
Element 6
Communicate with a person working aloft.
Performance criteria
6.1
Communication methods are identified in accordance with job requirements.
Range
6.2
may include – verbal, hand signal, cellphone, headset.
Person working aloft is communicated with effectively in accordance with job
requirements.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter–institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
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Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Boating Industry Training Organisation [email protected] if you wish
to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
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