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Control measure

Control the movement of involved machinery

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Isolation of involved machinery

Understand:

  • Why it may be necessary to restrict or prohibit the movement of involved machinery
  • The need for personnel to be aware of other moving parts of machinery
  • That machine rooms could be locked, and how access can be gained

Consult with responsible person

Understand:

  • The benefits of consulting with the on-site responsible person before commencing operations

Specialist advice or equipment

Understand:

  • That it may be necessary to request specialist advice or equipment to control the movement of machinery

Safety devices

Understand:

  • When it may be appropriate to remove machine guards
  • The types of safety devices that may be present
  • That releasing safety devices may result in:
    • Uncontrolled movement of machinery
    • Further injury to casualties
    • Injury to emergency responders

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consult with the on-site responsible person, before commencing operations involving machinery if appropriate

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consult with the on-site responsible person if appropriate

Determine the appropriate method for controlling movement of involved machinery

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider what methods could be used to control movement of involved machinery
  • Ensure personnel are briefed about any machinery that may still be moving
  • Identify other machinery and systems that need to be isolated

Consider requesting specialist advice or equipment to control the movement of machinery

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request specialist advice or equipment to control the movement of machinery

Consider the consequences of removing machine guards or releasing safety devices

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider the benefits and risks before removing machine guards
  • Consider the impact of releasing safety devices