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Use carpentry tools and equipment

Unit Descriptor This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely select and use carpentry tools and equipment. It includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, plant and equipment.

1 . Plan and prepare.

  1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information to undertake planning and preparation .

  2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

  3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

  4. Plant and equipment , is selected to carry out tasks are consistent with job requirements, checked for serviceability, and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

  5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements .

  6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

  7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and regulatory authority obligations, and are applied.

2 . Identify and select hand, power and pneumatic tools.

  1. Hand, power and pneumatic tools , their functions, operations and limitations are identified and selected.

  2. OHS requirements for using hand, power and pneumatic tools are recognised and adhered to.

  3. Lubricants, hydraulic fluid and water are checked according to manufacturer recommendations.

3 . Use tools.

  1. Hand tools used are appropriate to the task and materials and are in accordance with OHS requirements.

  2. Power and pneumatic tools are safely and effectively used in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and state or territory OHS requirements.

  3. Tools are sharpened and maintained.

4 . Identify, select and use plant and equipment.

  1. Plant and equipment are selected and used consistent with OHS requirements and the needs of the job.

  2. Lubricants, hydraulic fluid and water are checked according to manufacturer recommendations.

  3. Plant and equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

5 . Clean up.

  1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

  2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

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Range Statement

Information includes:

Planning and preparation include:

Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan and may include:

Plant and equipment include:

Quality requirements include relevant regulations, including:

Materials include:

Environmental requirements include:

Statutory and regulatory authorities include:

Hand, power and pneumatic tools include:

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.

Resource implications for assessment include:

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Method of assessment

Assessment methods must:

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.