WAMITAB trainer and assessor, Linda Waite, explains the WAMITAB Level 4 Medium Risk Operator Competence for Physical Treatment Assessment (MROC2) and its purpose for a vehicle recycling operation.
Medium Risk Operator Competence for Physical Treatment (MROC2) is an assessment of the individuals’ abilities, knowledge and understanding, regarding their duties at work and their managerial control of the operation of the facility in their charge, for example, a vehicle recycling yard.
The assessment award is about the individual as a manager, and therefore, it is about how they operate within the guidelines offered by legislation, regulation, and their company’s systems and procedures detailed within their management system. The assessment’s aim is to help them produce a portfolio of evidence that can be assessed against a set of nationally recognised standards, and by referencing the evidence against the standards, prove they are competent to manage and control their chosen facility.
Once the individual is registered with WAMITAB, they will be provided with the standards of MROC2, and they will be assessed against these. The centre delivering the qualification will supply their own and WAMITAB’s policies, e.g. plagiarism, complaints, appeals policies, and forms that will need to be filled in by both them and their qualified assessor.
Each unit will have a set of questions that they will be required to answer based on their own knowledge and understanding; they will be required to collect evidence for the remaining learning outcomes within each unit and collect it either online in their e-portfolio or as a hard copy in a folder. The standards are broken down into separate units, and these are then broken down into learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The units cover a specific work area, and the learning outcomes are the specific tasks related to that work area. The assessment criteria are what the candidate will need to prove competence against to show that the learning outcome has been achieved.
It is important to remember that this is your award, and therefore, when answering individual criteria, we need to know what your knowledge and understanding is and what evidence you can provide to show how you manage the operation. It is also important to remember that blank forms are not much use as evidence; they only show the forms exist; completed forms show the forms are in use.
The premise behind completing the award is for you to answer the questions in as much detail as you can (who, what, why, where, when and how). Whilst working on each individual assessment criteria, you will refer to documentation, as you do so, you can introduce that piece of evidence into your evidence file. Each item of evidence should be given a separate reference number, starting at 1. Do not complicate the referencing because it will only confuse you as you work through the criteria. You will find that you will refer to certain items of evidence time and again. Do not introduce a new copy each time if there is already a copy in the file. As you build up your evidence file, you should also produce an index of evidence, showing the reference number and a short description of the evidence.; This will help you understand your evidence file and the evidence you have already collected.
A synopsis of the first unit you will need to cover to achieve your award is OCS01 – Maintain Health and Safety in the Waste and Resource Management Industry. This unit is about your knowledge of health and safety legislation, what a risk assessment is and how to complete one. You will also show your knowledge of hazardous substances, accident investigations, and PPE requirements, including, maintaining and storing them.
Evidence will prove how you monitor and check health and safety on-site.The monitoring of the site can be done through risk assessment and regular site inspections. You will show how you have implemented health and safety procedures, how you monitor staff competence and ensure that all training needs are addressed and up to date. Your evidence will show that all staff on site are aware of any potential hazards and how they can report any that they may become aware of, how you deal with that and how it is recorded, the evaluation of the issues and the corrective actions implemented. Once implemented, corrective actions need to be reviewed to ensure all recommended actions have been taken and any conflicts are dealt with. You will then tell your assessor about your involvement with all procedures to prove your competence.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Linda on 07814 932225 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org