This qualification is aimed at those who are use plant equipment and machinery in a construction environment. The
qualification has 2 mandatory units with pathways developed to recognise competence and knowledge in the use of
specific equipment and machinery in the following groups; Cranes and Specialist Lifting Plant, Fork-lift Trucks, Extracting
Plant, Transporting Loads Plant, Accessing Plant and Compacting Plant.
In addition to the mandatory units and the pathways there is a group of additional units that are entirely optional. See
below for more details.
All work must be completed following Industry recognised Safe Working Practices and in accordance with relevant
legislation. This qualification is at Level 2, although some units may be at different levels and should be taken by those
who are fully trained to deal with a range of tasks and situations. Candidates should require minimum supervision
in carrying out the required work. There is also a GQA Level 2 Diploma in Plant Operations that includes alternative
pathways and equipment/machinery.
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