This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a materials hoist, that is, a hoist consisting of a car, bucket or platform cantilevered from and travelling up and down the external face of the support of a structure, which is used for hoisting goods and materials but not persons.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a licence. A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations.