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View Unit : Couple and uncouple the articulated or draw bar vehicle

Unit
Unit Reference Number
H/602/2781
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Couple and uncouple the articulated or draw bar vehicle
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
10
Unit Credit Value
3
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
7.2 Warehousing and Distribution
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

know how to couple and uncouple the articulated or draw bar vehicle

1.1

Explain the relevant organisational policies and procedures, in relation to coupling and uncoupling the articulated or draw bar vehicle correctly, that relate to:

• health, safety and security

• personal protective equipment

• legal requirements

• operating requirements

1.2

Explain:

• how to prepare the articulated or draw bar vehicle for coupling and uncoupling

• when different connections have to be made

• how to connect and disconnect different connections

• how to align the unit to the trailer for coupling and uncoupling

• which required checks are needed

• how to test the coupling

• how to stow connections

1.3

Identify problems that can occur when coupling and uncoupling the articulated or draw bar vehicle

1.4

Explain the appropriate action take, in order to deal with identified problems

2

be able to couple and uncouple the articulated or draw bar vehicle

2.1

Follow all organisational policies and procedures, in relation to coupling and uncoupling the articulated or draw bar vehicle correctly, that relate to:

• health, safety and security

• personal protective equipment

• legal requirements

• operating requirements

• trailer braking systems

2.2

Prepare the articulated or draw bar vehicle for coupling and uncoupling,

2.3

Manoeuvre the unit in relation to the trailer for coupling and uncoupling

2.4

Establish that the coupling is positioned and secured and that all necessary connections have been made

2.5

Test that the unit and trailer systems work correctly and that the articulated or draw bar vehicle is safe to drive after coupling

2.6

Select a safe site for uncoupling trailers from their units

2.7

Disconnect the connections between the unit and trailer, when uncoupling

2.8

Stow all connections according to organisational procedures and practices

2.9

Drive the articulated or draw bar vehicle from the trailer to ensure the uncoupling has been achieved

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