CPCCLHS3002A – Licence to operate a materials hoist

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a materials hoist, being a builder’s hoist by which only goods or materials and not personnel may be hoisted. The car, bucket or platform is cantilevered from and travels up and down externally to a face of the support structure for licensing purposes.

This unit will provide applicants with the skills, knowledge and information to safely operate a materials hoist and to enable them to undertake assessment with a SafeWork SA registered Assessor for a Licence to Perform High-Risk Work. The unit is based on the requirements of the National Standards for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.


  • Identifying workplace hazards, control measures and appropriate standards,
  • Check hoist is appropriate to the load and workplace conditions
  • Determine the weight of the load
  • Identifying relevant communication methods and procedures.
  • Conducting routine checks
  • Conducting pre-operational checks in accordance with procedures,
  • Locate, identify and check all controls,
  • Check service log book for compliance
  • Check all safety devices
  • Damage and defects are reported
  • Operate hoist according to procedures
  • Use appropriate communication during operation
  • Monitor loads, load distribution and hoist movement during operation to ensure the safety of personnel
  • Shut down and secure
  • Ensure fences/gates are secured
  • Conduct post-operational checks
  • Isolate and secure power

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this unit; however, the minimum age for licensing is 18 years.

To obtain a licence, applicants must be able to provide 100 points of identification to Service SA or Australia Post along with the WHS Regulatory Authority Invoice and Notice of Satisfactory Assessment issued through your Assessor.

Delivery & Assesment

Training and assessment is conducted on site and is structured on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the organisation and students and includes classroom theory and practical on-job training. Assessment is competency based and will include a mixture of classroom-based exercises and practical demonstration of skills.


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Successful assessment outcomes from this training will result in a Statement of Attainment; that may be used for recognition in a relevant qualification.

Materials & Equipment

Students will be provided with all written and physical materials required to complete the assessment. Students must wear long trousers, a long sleave top and steel-capped boots.


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