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Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate quad bikes including undertaking pre-start checks and shut down procedures.

The unit applies to individuals who operate quad bikes to undertake routine work under general supervision with limited autonomy and accountability.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare a quad bike for operation

  • Confirm with supervisor activity to be undertaken and that the vehicle is fit for purpose
  • Identify potential hazards and risks and implement safe working practices to manage risks
  • Select and maintain personal protective equipment according to workplace safety requirements
  • Use, wear and correctly fit personal protective equipment including quad bike helmet that is fit for purpose
  • Conduct routine pre-operational checks on quad bike according to operation and maintenance manual and report faults or malfunctions to supervisor
  • Identify and confirm no go areas with supervisor according to workplace safety plan
  • Identify quad bike applications, loads and fixed attachments according to operation and maintenance manual

2. Operate a quad bike

  • Start up, steer, maneuver, position and stop quad bike in a controlled manner
  • Identify environmental and any biosecurity implications associated with quad bike operation and minimise impact
  • Identify situations where quad bike active riding techniques are required
  • Apply quad bike active riding techniques to pre-position the operators body to assist bike stability
  • Identify and avoid riding surfaces, terrains and slopes that are dangerous to safe operation
  • Operate and maneuver over a variety of surfaces, slopes and terrain safely
  • Modify quad bike operation according to local weather conditions

3. Complete quad bike operation

  • Shut down quad bike
  • Park up and secure quad bike in line with workplace practices
  • Identify and report malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage to supervisor
  • Remove and store keys in the required location
  • Unload, load and secure quad bike safely