Reference Quantity: ST0145

Particulars of normal


A mineral processing weighbridge operator can act because the hub for the operational web site, controlling automobile actions, contractors, authorised private and members of the general public. Anybody reporting to the weighbridge operator should be capable of show their competence to entry and work on this web site and needs to be inducted to the location particular well being and security insurance policies and procedures. The operator should know the particular laws that apply to their operation, for instance a quarry, cement plant or bulk powders plant and be capable of cease work ought to they establish a breach. Different duties might embody controlling the logistics and transport fleet of LGV autos to ship the assorted product to clients throughout the time restrictions and shelf lifetime of product. This may occasionally contain arranging transport to fulfil the order schedule, liaising with clients, members of workers and hauliers each day, weighing autos into the location by way of the weighbridge and directing them to the proper areas on web site, weighing and inspecting autos which were loaded to make sure they’re accurately loaded and/or secured and match for the general public roads. Coordinating with members of workers within the firm to make sure the sleek working of the location and well timed supply of merchandise. Cope with individuals in any respect ranges each on the telephone and head to head offering glorious customer support to all. Geographical consciousness in addition to data of LGV operator guidelines and laws. The function might contain inventory management and reporting. Some websites function 24/7 so shift and night time working could also be required. 

Entry necessities:

Particular person employers will set entry necessities for this apprenticeship.

Some sub sectors that use this customary

Extractive operations, building merchandise, quarrying, cement, mining, waste operations, precast & prestressed concrete, dimension stone, delving, recycling 


Usually a minimal of 12 Months


What’s required, An understanding of:


  • all of the hazards and dangers of working weighbridge tools in accordance with firm insurance policies and procedures.

Well being and security

  • the significance of reporting and analysis of all potential work hazards and site-specific hazards, together with near-misses and harmful occurrences.
  • the identification of dangers of actions by threat assessments and secure methods of working.
  • the location induction, threat assessments, laws, laws, secure methods of labor, and limits of accountability.


  • the environmental influence of your work
  • the significance of minimising gasoline/waste and environmental influence of labor actions.

Efficient communications

  • the reporting strains in each day-to-day and emergency conditions.
  • the best way to talk successfully and the best way to develop and keep efficient working relationships.

Product data

  • the merchandise and product specs to have the ability to carry out visible checks.
  • the manufacturing means of the merchandise which are out there in your operational web site
  • the best way to examine if the automobile has been loaded or secured accurately
  • the procedures if a product is returned or is out of specification


  • supply space(s) noting weight restrictions and site visitors black spots that may have an effect on deliveries


  • the driving guidelines and laws that apply to LGV operators


What’s required, A capability to:


  • function all tools associated to your function to the required firm requirements, secure methods of labor and related HSE laws.


  • establish and report any environmental influence of labor undertaken.
  • minimise the demand for fossil fuels and pure sources wherever doable and inside your are of accountability.

Planning and organising Work

  • plan and full required duties in keeping with the organisations key efficiency indicators, measures and document progress towards them.
  • plan work maximising the fleet capability making certain haulier driving breaks don’t have an effect on deliveries to clients.
  • monitor shares of supplies and merchandise required, and report points with these in keeping with firm coverage and procedures.
  • react to a altering work schedule and rapidly adapt the supply program relying on the scenario.


  • talk with individuals in any respect ranges offering clear, correct and well timed data.
  • talk well being and security instruction successfully and examine for understanding.


  • examine finish product high quality and shares and report points in keeping with firm coverage and procedures.


  • use all IT software program and or digital methods required inside your function


  • establish alternatives for additional enterprise or up-sell to worth including merchandise
  • construct buyer relationships and loyalty
  • show a buyer focussed strategy and an advocate for the enterprise.
  • cope with complaints calmly and diffuse troublesome conditions.
  • intervene once you establish anybody breaking firm coverage, procedures or H&S guidelines.
  • talk with the operational crew, clients and stakeholders successfully making certain data is handed clearly and promptly.


What’s required

Skilled judgement

  • work inside personal degree of competence or limits of accountability and know when to hunt recommendation from colleagues

Dedication to code of ethics

  • work throughout the firm guidelines, laws and keep skilled competence.
  • stay calm and keep accuracy of element underneath stress

Persevering with skilled improvement (CPD)

  • establish personal improvement wants and take motion to fulfill these wants.
  • use personal data and experience to assist others.

Dedication to equality & variety

  • recognise the significance of equality and variety and handle/problem others to fulfill the necessities of equity at work.

Customer support

  • keep an expert, courteous, well mannered and pleasant strategy always.

Accepting accountability

  • take accountability for personal behaviours, actions and requirements of labor.
  • take initiative to make enhancements or scale back H&S dangers. 

Well being, security & atmosphere

  • take accountability to adjust to threat assessments, secure methods of labor, firm security coverage and procedures always.
  • Promote a optimistic well being, security and environmental tradition by situational consciousness and by private instance, taking acceptable actions if others are performing unsafely.


  • Be proactive to find enhancements that might be made and contribute to implement new procedures or methods of secure and efficient working.



MPQC Stage 3 Diploma in Weighbridge Operations have to be achieved to fulfill regulatory necessities throughout the sector.

Any apprentices with out degree 1 English and maths should full this degree and take the check for degree 2 English and maths earlier than taking the tip level evaluation, this may be accomplished throughout the apprenticeship and doesn’t need to be accomplished previous to entry.  For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language qualification are a substitute for English {qualifications} for whom that is their main language.

Overview date:

This apprenticeship customary needs to be reviewed three years after approval.

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