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Free Moxy VOC (Verification of Competency)

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Moxy VOC

Purpose of Document

Moxy VOCs are used to verify a worker’s competence in Moxy use. The primary goal is to protect workers from injury or illness through effective training and competency procedures. This form is broadly aligned with AS45001:2018.

How to Use

This Moxy VOC should be completed by a competent person in consultation with the trainee who will use the plant. This document is a template only and should be customised for your business.

When to Use

Moxy VOCs should be completed prior to the worker operating plant or equipment within your business.

Who Should Use

Moxy VOCs must be completed by someone who is familiar with operation of the piece of plant or equipment. This person should also be competent in training and assessment methods.

Legal Considerations

There is no specific legal requirement to complete a documented Verification of Competency (VOC). However, it is best practice, especially for larger companies. It can help meet general legal duties, including:

  • s(19)(3)c WHS Act – Duty to Provide Safe Systems of Work
  • s(19)(3)d WHS Act – Duty to Ensure Safe Use of Plant
  • s(19)(3)f WHS Act – Duty to Provide Adequate Information, Training, Instruction and Supervision
  • s(203) WHS Regulations – Management of Risks to Health and Safety (PCBUs with management or control of plant)

The Code of Practice “Managing risks of plant in the workplace” states that employers (PCBUs) must ensure workers are trained and have the appropriate skills to carry out a particular task safely.

FAQ

What is moxy?

A Moxy, often referred to as a Moxy truck, is a brand of articulated dump truck (ADT) manufactured by the Norwegian company Moxy Engineering. These trucks are designed for off-road use in industries such as mining, construction, and quarrying. Moxy trucks are known for their durability, high load capacity, and ability to operate in challenging terrain conditions. They typically feature a pivoting joint between the cab and the dump body, allowing for enhanced maneuverability on rough terrain.

What is a moxy used for?

A Moxy, often referred to as an articulated dump truck (ADT), is a heavy-duty off-road vehicle designed for transporting materials such as sand, gravel, or earth in rugged terrain. It’s commonly used in construction, mining, and quarrying operations to haul materials over rough or uneven terrain, where conventional trucks may struggle to operate.

What hazards are involved in moxy use?

Many hazards exist in moxy operation, for example:

  • Rollover/Tipping Over
  • Struck-By Accidents
  • Pinching/Crushing Injuries
  • Falls
  • Collisions
  • Overloading

To mitigate these hazards, proper training, adherence to safety protocols, regular equipment maintenance, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and thorough site inspections are essential.

Do you need a license to operate a moxy?

To operate a HR / body truck on public roads or road-related areas, you will need a state-issued driver’s licence (likely HR Class).

Did You Know?

Moxy trucks, widely utilized in various industries, have a significant presence in Australia. These robust off-road vehicles, also known as articulated dump trucks or ADTs, are specifically designed for hauling heavy loads on rough and challenging terrains. In the construction and mining sectors, moxy trucks are valued for their superior traction, maneuverability, and high load capacities.

They excel in navigating difficult landscapes and proving essential in transporting materials like soil, rocks, and construction debris. With their versatility and durability, moxy trucks have become indispensable machines for enhancing productivity and efficiency in demanding Australia work environments.

Article Sources and Further Reading

Model Code of Practice: Managing risks of plant in the workplace (Safe Work Australia) <https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/model-code-practice-managing-risks-plant-workplace>

Plant (Safe Work Australia) <https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/safety-topic/managing-health-and-safety/plant>

What is a PCBU? (Spire Safety) <https://spiresafety.com.au/resources/what-is-a-pcbu/>

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