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Use steelfixing tools and equipment
|Unit Descriptor||This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use steelfixing tools, plant and equipment. It includes identification, selection and safe use of a range of commonly used steelfixing tools, plant and equipment; and storage and user maintenance of these.|
|1 . Plan and prepare.||
|2 . Identify hand and power tools.||
|3 . Select tools for project.||
|4 . Use tools.||
|5 . Select plant and equipment.||
|6 . Use plant and equipment.||
|7 . Clean up.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
Quality requirements include relevant regulations, including:
internal company quality policy and standards
workplace operations and procedures.
diagrams or sketches
instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel
manufacturer specifications and instructions, where specified
regulatory and legislative requirements pertaining to the use of steelfixing tools and equipment
relevant Australian standards
safe work procedures relating to steelfixing tools and equipment
verbal, written and graphical instructions
work schedules, plans and specifications.
Scope of work :
may involve reinforcement for foundations, pits and slabs, columns, walls, stairs, plinths, kerbs, gutters, pathways and hard standings.
Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with state and territory legislation and regulations and project safety plan and may include:
emergency procedures, including extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements and evacuation
handling activities that may require the assistance of others or the use of manual or mechanical lifting devices where size, weight or other issues, such as a disability are a factor
hazardous materials and substances, including cement and curing agents
organisational first aid
PPE prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
safe operating procedures, including the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with:
cutting, grinding and welding equipment
power leads and sources
work site visitors and the public
working in confined spaces
working in proximity to others
working with metals under stress
use of firefighting equipment
use of tools and equipment
workplace environmental requirements and safety.
ligatures and spacer/spreader assemblies
mesh sheets of deformed bars
mesh sheets of plain bars
structural steel sections.
Environmental requirements include:
dust and noise
Statutory and regulatory authorities include:
federal, state and local authorities administering the applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.
Tools and equipment :
tie wire reels
measuring tapes and rules
general and hand power tools
generators for angle grinders
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:
locate, interpret and apply of relevant information, standards and specifications
comply with site safety plan and OHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to workplace operations
comply with organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements
communicate and work effectively and safely with others
select, use and maintain the hand and power tools and equipment listed in the range statement
select, use and provide operator maintenance for the equipment items listed in the range statement.
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:
an induction procedure and requirement
realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements
relevant specifications and work instructions
tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices
support materials appropriate to activity
workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies
material safety data sheets
research resources, including industry related systems information.
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:
satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package
include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application
reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles
confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.
Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:
competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace
where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge
all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.
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.