TLIC0017 Operate a concrete agitator
TLIC0017 RTO Training Materials for this unit encompass the competencies and expertise necessary for operating a concrete agitator. The course imparts the knowledge to efficiently and systematically control all vehicle functions, including monitoring traffic and road conditions, managing vehicle condition and performance in accordance with pertinent state or territory roads and traffic authority licence requisites and regulations for an agitator.
Additionally, the curriculum covers vehicle preparation, monitoring and maintenance, delivering concrete to site, and finalising concrete delivery. The performance of work will be carried out with limited supervision, while taking on the duty of care responsibility for oneself and others to accomplish the specified outcomes.
TLIC0017 RTO Training Materials are provided in Microsoft Word format making them easy to contextualise, add images to and edit them to suit your RTO’s requirements. They include:
- TLIC0017 Operate a concrete agitator Learner Assessment
- TLIC0017 Operate a concrete agitator Learner Guide
- TLIC0017 Operate a concrete agitator Assessor Guide
- TLIC0017 Operate a concrete agitator Assessment Mapping
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Driving hazards and related defensive driving techniques
Concrete agitator truck drivers face a range of hazards on the road. These hazards can include:
- Poor road conditions: Rough or uneven road surfaces, potholes, or debris on the road can all pose a hazard to concrete agitator trucks. These hazards can cause the truck to bounce or sway, which can affect the stability of the load.
- Defensive driving technique: Slow down and maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles. Stay alert to changes in road conditions and adjust your speed and driving style accordingly.
- Blind spots: Concrete agitator trucks have large blind spots, particularly on the sides and rear of the vehicle, which can make it difficult to see other vehicles or pedestrians.
- Defensive driving technique: Adjust mirrors to minimise blind spots, and use caution when changing lanes or turning. Always check blind spots before making any manoeuvres.
- Overloading: Overloading a concrete agitator truck can affect the vehicle’s stability and handling, particularly when turning or braking.
- Defensive driving technique: Ensure that the load is properly secured and distributed, and never exceed the maximum weight limit of the vehicle.
- Poor weather conditions: Rain, snow, fog, or strong winds can all affect the handling of a concrete agitator truck, making it more difficult to control.
- Defensive driving technique: Reduce speed and increase following distance in poor weather conditions. Avoid sudden braking or turning, and maintain a smooth and steady driving style.
- Fatigue: Driving a concrete agitator truck can be physically and mentally demanding, particularly for long periods of time. Fatigue can affect a driver’s reaction time and decision-making ability.
- Defensive driving technique: Take regular breaks and ensure that you get enough rest between shifts. Stay alert and focused while driving, and avoid distractions such as using a mobile phone while driving.
Effect of different slumps on vehicle stability
In concrete construction, the slump is a measure of the consistency of the concrete mix. The slump test measures the flowability or workability of the concrete, which can be affected by the water content, aggregate size and shape, and other factors.
Different slumps can have an effect on the stability of vehicles transporting concrete, including concrete agitator trucks. Here are some general guidelines for the effect of different slumps on vehicle stability:
- Low slump (zero to 25 mm): Low slump concrete is typically used for applications where a high degree of stiffness or stability is required, such as in precast concrete elements. This type of concrete is relatively dry and may not flow easily.
- Effect on vehicle stability: Low slump concrete can increase the risk of vehicle instability during transport, as the dry mix can cause the load to shift and become unbalanced.
- Defensive driving technique: Slow down and avoid sudden braking or turning when transporting low slump concrete. Ensure that the load is properly secured and distributed, and avoid overloading the vehicle.
- Medium slump (25 to 75 mm): Medium slump concrete is the most commonly used type of concrete in construction. It has a moderate level of workability and can flow easily without being overly wet.
- Effect on vehicle stability: Medium slump concrete can be transported safely in most cases, as long as the load is properly secured and distributed.
- Defensive driving technique: Maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles, and avoid sudden braking or turning. Check the load regularly during transport to ensure that it remains secure and properly distributed.
- High slump (75 to 150 mm): High slump concrete has a high degree of workability and can flow easily without segregation or bleeding. This type of concrete is often used in applications where easy placement and compaction are required, such as in reinforced concrete walls or slabs.
- Effect on vehicle stability: High slump concrete can increase the risk of instability during transport, as the wet mix can shift and settle during transit.
- Defensive driving technique: Slow down and maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles. Avoid sudden braking or turning, and take extra care when driving on uneven or rough roads. Check the load regularly during transport to ensure that it remains stable and does not shift or settle.
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