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					Training Package                       General Construction (BCG03)
                                                                                                                                                              HSC Requirements
                                                                                                                                                                 and Advice
Title                                  Use carpentry tools and equipment
                                       Unit Descriptor                                                                                                      HSC Indicative Hours
Unit code
                                       This unit specifies the competency required to safely select and use carpentry tools and equipment.
    BCGCA2002B                         The unit includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, plant and equipment.
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                                                               Evidence Guide
The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm competency for this unit. This is an integral
part of the assessment of competency and should be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment
Guidelines of the Training Package.


     Specific knowledge required to                                                                         Specific resource requirements                    HSC Requirements
                                                           Relationship to other units
    achieve the performance criteria                                                                                  for this unit                              and Advice
A knowledge of:                                    Pre-requisite units are:                            The following resources should be made          Key Terms and Concepts
• workplace and equipment safety                   • BCGCM1001B Follow OH&S policies and               available:
  requirements                                       procedures.                                       • workplace location or simulated workplace     •   barricade
• quality requirements                                                                                 • materials relevant to using carpentry tools   •   carpentry
                                                   Competency in this unit may be assessed in
• general construction terminology                                                                       and equipment                                 •   carpentry materials
                                                   conjunction with other functional units which
• plant, tools and equipment types,                                                                    • hand and power tools, plant and equipment     •   clean-up
                                                   together form part of the holistic work role.
  characteristics, uses and limitations                                                                • realistic activities covering the mandatory   •   clean, maintain and store carpentry
• carpentry tool use techniques                                                                          task requirements                                 tools and equipment
• carpentry materials                                                                                  • specifications and work instructions.         •   communication
• processes for the calculation of material                                                                                                            •   environmental protection
  requirements                                                                                                                                         •   features, purpose and working
• Material Safety Data Sheets                                                                                                                              knowledge of carpentry tools and
• plans, drawings and specifications                                                                                                                       equipment
• materials handling, storage and                                                                                                                      •   grinding/sharpening tools
  environmentally friendly waste management                                                                                                            •   hand, power and pneumatic tools
• relevant acts, regulations and codes of                                                                                                              •   identify and rectify/report faults
  practice                                                                                                                                             •   identification, selection and use of
• tools and equipment safety manuals and                                                                                                                   plant and equipment
  instructions                                                                                                                                         •   Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
• JSA's/Safe work method statement.                                                                                                                    •   occupational health and safety
                                                                                                                                                           (OHS)
                                                                                                                                                       •   personal protective equipment (PPE)

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                                                            Critical aspects of evidence
           Context of assessment                                                                                                                                    HSC Requirements
                                                             required to demonstrate                               Methods of assessment
                                                              competency in this unit                                                                                  and Advice

The application of competency is to be assessed     Location, interpretation and application of          Assessment must satisfy the endorsed                •   plan and prepare
in the workplace or realistically simulated         relevant information, standards and                  assessment guidelines of the Building and           •   pre-operational checks
construction site.                                  specifications.                                      Construction industry's General Construction        •   project/site safety plan
                                                                                                         Training Package.                                   •   quality assurance
Assessment is to occur using standard and           Compliance with site safety plan and OH&S
authorised work practices, safety requirements      legislation/regulations/codes of practice            Assessment methods must confirm consistency         •   safe work practices
and environmental constraints.                      applicable to workplace operations.                  and accuracy of performance together with           •   safety/lockout tagging
                                                                                                         application of underpinning knowledge.              •   signage
Assessment of essential underpinning                Compliance with organisational policies and                                                              •   waste management
knowledge, other than confirmatory questions,       procedures including quality requirements.           Assessment must be by direct observation of         •   work instructions.
will usually be conducted in an off-site context.                                                        tasks, with questioning on underpinning
                                                    Safe and effective operational use of tools, plant   knowledge and it must also reinforce the
Assessment is to comply with relevant               and equipment.                                       integration of key competencies.
regulatory requirements including specified
Australian Standards.                               Communication and working effectively and             Assessment methods must confirm the ability
                                                    safely with others.                                  to access and correctly interpret and apply the
                                                    Identification and selection of hand tools for       essential underpinning knowledge.
                                                    given tasks.                                         Assessment may be applied under project
                                                    Safe use and maintenance of a minimum of             related conditions (real or simulated) and
                                                    rules, tapes, squares, hammer, hand saw, hand        require evidence of process.
                                                    plane and chisels for given tasks.                   Assessment must confirm a reasonable
                                                    Identification of power and pneumatic tools for      inference that competency is able not only to be
                                                    a given task.                                        satisfied under the particular circumstance, but
                                                                                                         is able to be transferred to other circumstances.
                                                    Safe use and maintenance of a minimum of
                                                    power saw, electric plane, impact power drill,       Assessment may be in conjunction with
                                                    nail gun and compressor for given tasks.             assessment of other units of competency,
                                                                                                         including those listed above.
                                                    Maintenance including grinding and
                                                    sharpening of a hand plane, chisel, a hand saw
                                                    and one non tungsten tip power saw blade.




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Specific key competencies, underpinning and employability skills required to achieve the performance criteria
These include a number of processes that are learned throughout work and life, which are required in most jobs. Some of these are covered by the national key competencies, although others
may be added. The details below highlight how these competencies are to be applied in the attainment of this unit.

Application of the key competencies in this unit are to satisfy the nominated level in which:
Level 1 – relates to working effectively within set conditions and processes;
Level 2 – relates to the management or facilitation of conditions and processes; and
Level 3 – relates to the design, development and evaluation of conditions or process.

How will the candidate apply the following key competency in this unit? The candidate will need to:

                                                                                       Collect, organise, interpret and understand the information required for using carpentry tools and
Collect, analyse and organise information                            Level 1           equipment, including work instructions, plans/sketches/diagrams, safety instructions, signage, labels,
                                                                                       quality procedures, manufacturer's instructions, material safety data sheets and equipment instructions

                                                                                       Communicate ideas and information orally and in writing, in simple English to enable confirmation of
Communicate ideas and information                                    Level 1           work requirements, passage of information and requests to other workers during operations and the
                                                                                       reporting and recording of work outcomes

                                                                                       Conduct activities associated with using carpentry tools and equipment, including the co-ordination and
Plan and organise activities                                         Level 1
                                                                                       use of equipment, materials and tools to avoid backtracking and rework

                                                                                       Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using co-operative approaches to
Work with others and in a team                                       Level 1
                                                                                       optimise satisfaction and productivity

                                                                                       Establish safe and effective work processes which anticipate likely problems and blockages and
Solve problems                                                       Level 1
                                                                                       systematically work around these to avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage

                                                                                       Use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly calculate time to complete tasks, estimate
Use mathematical ideas and techniques                                Level 1
                                                                                       measurements, distances and levels, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks

                                                                                       Use workplace technology related to using carpentry tools and equipment, including the use of calculators,
Use technology                                                       Level 1           power, pneumatic and levelling equipment, the use of communication devices and the reporting/recording
                                                                                       of results.




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       Element                       Performance Criteria                                     Range Statement                             HSC Requirements and Advice
1   Plan and prepare         1.1          Work instructions and operational      The Range Statement provides advice to                Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                          details are obtained, confirmed and    interpret the scope and context of this unit of
                                          applied                                competency allowing for differences between           A range of sources for work instructions including:
                                                                                 enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit    • work schedules
                                                                                 as a whole and facilitates holistic assessment.       • job sheet/plans/specifications
                                                                                 The following variables relate to this particular     • organisation/company bulletins/memos
                                                                                 unit:                                                 • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
                                                                                                                                       • diagrams/sketches/maps
                                                                                 Unit scope                                            • job safety analysis (JSA)/safe work method
                                                                                 • Planning and preparation is to include but not        statements
                                                                                   be limited to worksite inspection, equipment        • regulations/legislation
                                                                                   defect identification, assessment of conditions
                                                                                                                                       • manufacturer/organisation/site guidelines,
                                                                                   and hazards and determination of work
                                                                                                                                         policies and procedures
                                                                                   requirements
                                                                                                                                       • Australian Standards.
                                                                                 Quality Requirements
                                                                                 • Quality requirements are to include but not         An awareness of various modes of communication
                                                                                   be limited to relevant regulations including        to receive work instructions including:
                                                                                   Australian Standards, internal company              • verbal
                                                                                   quality policy and standards, workplace                -    face-to-face (supervisor to employee)
                                                                                   operations and procedures and manufacturers            -    telephone/mobile phone
                                                                                   specifications where specified                         -    two-way radio
                                                                                                                                          -    on-site meetings
                                                                                 Communications                                        • written communication
                                                                                 • Communications are to include but not                  -    work plans
                                                                                   limited to verbal and visual instructions and          -    memos/messages
                                                                                   fault reporting and may include mobile phone,          -    job descriptions/statements
                                                                                   site specific instructions, written instructions,      -    workplace forms
                                                                                   plans or instructions related to job/task, two         -    rosters
                                                                                   way radio and hand signals                             -    facsimile
                                                                                 • On site meeting processes may include                  -    email
                                                                                   notification/scheduling (time, place, purpose),        -    intranet
                                                                                   task discussions and local coordination of          • non-verbal
                                                                                   procedural and operational issues                      -    gestures
                                                                                 Information                                              -    signals
                                                                                 Information sources may include but not be               -    signage
                                                                                 limited to                                               -    diagrams.
                                                                                 • verbal or written and graphical instructions,
                                                                                    signage, work schedules/plans/specifications,      Planning and preparation for a range of carpentry
                                                                                    work bulletins, memos, material safety data        projects.
                                                                                    sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
                                                                                 • safe work procedures related to using               A basic overview of the role of employees in
                                                                                    carpentry tools and equipment                      quality assurance.
                                                                                 • regulatory/legislative requirements pertaining

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Element                        Performance Criteria                                    Range Statement                             HSC Requirements and Advice
                                                                             to using carpentry tools and equipment
                                                                           • manufacturer’s specifications and instructions
                                                                             where specified
                                                                           • organisation work specifications and
                                                                             requirements
                                                                           • instructions issued by authorised
                                                                             organisational or external personnel
                                                                           • relevant Australian Standards


                       1.2          Safety requirements are followed in    Safety (OH&S)                                       Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                    accordance with safety plans and       • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance
                                    policies                                                                                   A basic awareness of occupational health and safety
                                                                             with legislation/regulations/codes of practice,
                                                                                                                               (OHS) regulations and legislation relevant to the
                                                                             organisational safety policies and procedures
                                                                                                                               construction industry.
                                                                             and project safety plan. This may include
                                                                             protective clothing and equipment, use of
                                                                                                                               An awareness of project/site safety plan.
                                                                             tools and equipment, workplace environment
                                                                             and safety, handling of materials, use of fire
                                                                                                                               An awareness of safe work practices including:
                                                                             fighting equipment, organisational first aid,
                                                                             hazard control and hazardous materials and        • OHS induction training (general, work activity
                                                                             substances                                          and site-specific)
                                                                           • Personal protective equipment is to include       • selection, use and maintenance of personal
                                                                             that prescribed under legislation/regulation/       protective equipment (PPE)
                                                                             codes of practice and workplace policies and      • access to appropriate communication devices
                                                                             practices                                         • selection of appropriate tools for the task
                                                                           • Safe operating procedures are to include but      • correct use, maintenance and storage of tools,
                                                                             not be limited to the conduct of operational        equipment and machinery
                                                                             risk assessment and treatments associated with    • correct handling, application, transport and
                                                                             power cables (including overhead service            storage of hazardous and non-hazardous
                                                                             trays, cables and conduits), lighting, earth        materials
                                                                             leakage boxes, trip hazards, working with         • safe posture (sitting, standing, bending, twisting
                                                                             dangerous materials, working in confined            and lifting)
                                                                             spaces, surrounding structures, restricted        • correct manual handling (lifting and transferring)
                                                                             access barriers, working at heights, traffic      • correct selection and use of fire fighting
                                                                             control, working at heights, working in             equipment
                                                                             proximity to others, worksite visitors and the      -    fire blanket
                                                                             public                                              -    fire extinguishers
                                                                           • Emergency procedures related to equipment           -    fire hydrant and hose
                                                                             operation are to include but may not be           • hazard identification and risk control
                                                                             limited to emergency shutdown and stopping,       • basic first aid training and access to first aid kits
                                                                             extinguishing fires, organisational first aid     • access to sufficient drinking water
                                                                             requirements and evacuation                       • procedures to follow in the event of an
                                                                                                                                 emergency
                                                                           Statutory/Regulatory Authorities
                                                                                                                               • effective communication and teamwork
                                                                           • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include
                                                                                                                               • adherence to work instructions, organisation/

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Element                        Performance Criteria                                         Range Statement                             HSC Requirements and Advice
                                                                                 Federal, State and Local Authorities                  company policies and standard operating
                                                                                 administering the applicable acts, regulations        procedures.
                                                                                 and codes of practice

                       1.3          Signage/barricade requirements are         Communications                                        Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                    identified and implemented                 • Communications are to include but not
                                                                                                                                     Standard signage and barricades common to the
                                                                                 limited to verbal and visual instructions and
                                                                                                                                     general construction industry as well as specific to
                                                                                 fault reporting and may include mobile phone,
                                                                                                                                     carpentry projects:
                                                                                 site specific instructions, written instructions,
                                                                                 plans or instructions related to job/task, two      • legislative requirements
                                                                                 way radio and hand signals                          • meaning of colour and shape
                                                                                                                                     • appropriate placement and positioning.

                       1.4          Plant, tools and equipment selected to     Unit scope                                            Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                    carry out tasks are consistent with the    • Hand tools are to include but not be limited
                                    requirements of the job, checked for                                                             General features, purpose, maintenance and
                                                                                 to setting out, marking out and levelling tools,
                                    serviceability and any faults are                                                                working knowledge of a range of carpentry tools
                                                                                 cutting, planing, boring, shaping, fixing,
                                    rectified or reported prior to                                                                   and equipment.
                                                                                 fastening and percussion tools and holding
                                    commencement                                 tools
                                                                                                                                     Procedures and documentation for identifying
                                                                               • Power and pneumatic tools (portable and
                                                                                                                                     faulty tools and equipment including:
                                                                                 static) are to include but not be limited to
                                                                                                                                     • malfunctions
                                                                                 electrical and pneumatic operated tools, leads
                                                                                 and hoses and may include gas driven tools          • worn, broken or missing components
                                                                               • Plant and equipment are to include but not be       • broken or missing safety guards.
                                                                                 limited to generator, compressor, pneumatic
                                                                                 driven, 240v power supplied, hand held or           An awareness of the signs of poor performance and
                                                                                 small single person operated equipment              inefficiency including:
                                                                                                                                     • noise
                                                                               Communications                                        • quality of end product
                                                                               • Communications are to include but not               • appearance
                                                                                 limited to verbal and visual instructions and       • vibration
                                                                                 fault reporting and may include mobile phone,       • rough running
                                                                                 site specific instructions, written instructions,   • failure to start
                                                                                 plans or instructions related to job/task, two      • presence of smoke and odours
                                                                                 way radio and hand signals
                                                                                                                                     • consumption of fuel and other consumables
                                                                                                                                     • blockages
                                                                                                                                     • amount of maintenance required
                                                                                                                                     • time taken to complete the job.

                                                                                                                                     The importance of acting within their level of
                                                                                                                                     authority in terms of:
                                                                                                                                     • taking initiative
                                                                                                                                     • problem-solving
                                                                                                                                     • decision-making.


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Element                        Performance Criteria                                    Range Statement                             HSC Requirements and Advice
                                                                                                                               Personnel to whom problems should be reported:
                                                                                                                               • supervisor/manager
                                                                                                                               • supplier/manufacturer.

                                                                                                                               Reporting of serious faults including:
                                                                                                                               • verbal notification to appropriate personnel
                                                                                                                               • recording on job card/maintenance log
                                                                                                                               • safety/lockout tagging where appropriate.

                                                                                                                               Reasons for safety/lockout tagging including:
                                                                                                                               • ease of identification
                                                                                                                               • evidence of serviceability
                                                                                                                               • preventing use until repaired.

                                                                                                                               Solutions to a range of potential faults.


                       1.5          Material quantity requirements are     Environmental Requirements                          Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                    calculated in accordance with plans    • Environmental requirements are to include
                                    and/or specifications                                                                      A working knowledge of the following to enable
                                                                             but are not limited to waste management,
                                                                                                                               the calculation of quantities for carpentry projects:
                                                                             noise, dust, vibration and clean-up
                                                                             management                                        • measuring tools
                                                                                                                               • appropriate units of measurement
                                                                           Materials                                           • scale drawings
                                                                           • Materials are to include but not be limited to    • stock sizes
                                                                             timber, reconstituted timber products and may     • materials lists
                                                                             include bricks and concrete masonry units,        • mathematical concepts and formulae
                                                                             joinery units, structural steel sections/         • tolerances
                                                                             components, concrete components,                  • waste minimisation
                                                                             reinforcement materials, scaffolding
                                                                                                                               • working with geometric and irregular shapes.
                                                                             components, metal sheeting, insulation, glass,
                                                                             paints and sealants, plaster or fibre cement      Measurements, calculations and determination of
                                                                             sheeting
                                                                                                                               material quantities for a range of projects of varying
                                                                           Safety (OH&S)                                       complexity.
                                                                           • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance
                                                                             with legislation/regulations/codes of practice,   An awareness of the consequences of incorrect
                                                                             organisational safety policies and procedures     measurements and calculations for:
                                                                             and project safety plan. This may include         • the client
                                                                             protective clothing and equipment, use of         • the organisation/company
                                                                             tools and equipment, workplace environment        • the environment.
                                                                             and safety, handling of materials, use of fire
                                                                             fighting equipment, organisational first aid,     Recording calculations.
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Element                        Performance Criteria                                      Range Statement                           HSC Requirements and Advice
                       1.6          Materials appropriate to the work          substances                                       Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                    application are identified, obtained,
                                    prepared, safely handled and located                                                        Correct handling, application, transport and storage
                                    ready for use                                                                               of hazardous and non-hazardous materials used in
                                                                                                                                carpentry projects.

                                                                                                                                An awareness of information provided in Material
                                                                                                                                Safety Data Sheets (MSDS):
                                                                                                                                • manufacturer's/supplier's details
                                                                                                                                • physical description and properties
                                                                                                                                • identification of substance
                                                                                                                                • use
                                                                                                                                • ingredients
                                                                                                                                • health hazard information
                                                                                                                                • first aid
                                                                                                                                • precautions for use
                                                                                                                                • safe handling information
                                                                                                                                • control point.

                                                                                                                                How and where to obtain required MSDS.


                       1.7          Environmental protection                 Environmental Requirements                         Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                    requirements are identified for the      • Environmental requirements are to include
                                    project in accordance with                                                                  Environmental hazards/threats including:
                                                                               but are not limited to waste management,
                                    environmental plans and regulatory         noise, dust, vibration and clean-up              • chemical/gas spillage/leakage
                                    obligations and applied                    management                                       • faulty tools, equipment and machinery
                                                                                                                                • flood
                                                                             Statutory/Regulatory Authorities                   • fire
                                                                             • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include     • wildlife habitat destruction
                                                                               Federal, State and Local Authorities             • discharge into waterways
                                                                               administering the applicable acts, regulations   • pollution
                                                                               and codes of practice                            • soil erosion.

                                                                                                                                Consequences of poor environmental planning for
                                                                                                                                the following:
                                                                                                                                • waterways
                                                                                                                                • wildlife habitats
                                                                                                                                • neighbouring properties
                                                                                                                                • roads and amenities.

                                                                                                                                An awareness of project environment management
                                                                                                                                plan.



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       Element                        Performance Criteria                                       Range Statement                             HSC Requirements and Advice
                                                                                                                                          Strategies for minimisation of potential negative
                                                                                                                                          environmental impacts including:
                                                                                                                                          • environmental hazard identification and risk
                                                                                                                                             minimisation and reporting
                                                                                                                                          • minimisation strategies
                                                                                                                                            - regular maintenance of machinery and
                                                                                                                                                equipment
                                                                                                                                            - use of biodegradable/non-toxic materials
                                                                                                                                            - silt control
                                                                                                                                            - habitat protection
                                                                                                                                          • re-vegetation and stabilisation
                                                                                                                                          • waste minimisation
                                                                                                                                            - accurate measurements and calculations
                                                                                                                                            - recycling
                                                                                                                                            - using recyclable products
                                                                                                                                            - resource efficiency
                                                                                                                                          • improvement strategies
                                                                                                                                          • environmental monitoring
                                                                                                                                          • emergency procedures.

                                                                                                                                          A basic awareness of the roles and responsibilities
                                                                                                                                          of:
                                                                                                                                          • the NSW Department of Environment and
                                                                                                                                             Conservation [incorporating Environment
                                                                                                                                             Protection Authority (EPA)]
                                                                                                                                          • local government.


2   Identify and select hand,   2.1       Hand, power and pneumatic tools,           Unit scope                                           Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
    power and pneumatic                   their functions, operations and            • Planning and preparation is to include but not
    tools                                 limitations are identified and selected                                                         Understanding of the difference between hand,
                                                                                       be limited to worksite inspection, equipment
                                                                                                                                          power and pneumatic tools.
                                                                                       defect identification, assessment of conditions
                                                                                       and hazards and determination of work
                                                                                                                                          Knowledge of the use of hand, power and
                                                                                       requirements
                                                                                                                                          pneumatic tools in carpentry when:
                                                                                     • Hand tools are to include but not be limited
                                                                                                                                          • building frames
                                                                                       to setting out, marking out and levelling tools,
                                                                                       cutting, planing, boring, shaping, fixing,         • fitting doors and windows
                                                                                       fastening and percussion tools and holding         • fixing internal surfaces
                                                                                       tools                                              • installing panelling.

                                                                                     Safety (OH&S)                                        A basic knowledge of a range of hand, power and
                                                                                     • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance          pneumatic tools including:
                                                                                       with legislation/regulations/codes of practice,    • name
                                                                                       organisational safety policies and procedures      • characteristics
                                                                                       and project safety plan. This may include          • use

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Element                        Performance Criteria                                  Range Statement                           HSC Requirements and Advice
                                                                           protective clothing and equipment, use of        • limitations
                                                                           tools and equipment, workplace environment       • hazard controls
                                                                           and safety, handling of materials, use of fire   • maintenance.
                                                                           fighting equipment, organisational first aid,
                                                                           hazard control and hazardous materials and       Hand tools including:
                                                                           substances                                       • rules
                                                                         • Safe operating procedures are to include but     • tapes
                                                                           not be limited to the conduct of operational     • squares
                                                                           risk assessment and treatments associated with   • hammer
                                                                           power cables (including overhead service
                                                                                                                            • hand saw
                                                                           trays, cables and conduits), lighting, earth
                                                                                                                            • hand plane
                                                                           leakage boxes, trip hazards, working with
                                                                           dangerous materials, working in confined         • chisels.
                                                                           spaces, surrounding structures, restricted
                                                                                                                            Power and pneumatic tools including:
                                                                           access barriers, working at heights, traffic
                                                                           control, working at heights, working in          • power saw
                                                                           proximity to others, worksite visitors and the   • electric plane
                                                                           public                                           • impact power drill
                                                                                                                            • nail gun
                                                                                                                            • compressor.

                                                                                                                            Considerations for the selection of hand, power and
                                                                                                                            pneumatic tools including:
                                                                                                                            • skills/training
                                                                                                                            • licensing requirements
                                                                                                                            • time
                                                                                                                            • cost
                                                                                                                            • OHS requirements
                                                                                                                              - job safety analysis (JSA)/safe work method
                                                                                                                                  statement
                                                                                                                              - risk assessment
                                                                                                                            • appropriateness for purpose.

                       2.2          OH&S requirements for using hand,                                                       Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                    power and pneumatic tools are
                                    recognised and adhered to                                                               Importance of safe work practices for the operation
                                                                                                                            of hand, power and pneumatic tools.

                                                                                                                            A range of PPE for the use of hand, power and
                                                                                                                            pneumatic tools including:
                                                                                                                            • footwear
                                                                                                                            • head protection
                                                                                                                            • hearing protection
                                                                                                                            • gloves
                                                                                                                            • masks/respirators

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       Element                       Performance Criteria                                       Range Statement                             HSC Requirements and Advice
                                                                                                                                         • eye protection
                                                                                                                                         • clothing
                                                                                                                                         • sunscreen.


                             2.3          Lubricants, hydraulic fluid and water                                                          Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                          are checked according to
                                          manufacturers recommendations                                                                  Pre-operational checks including:
                                                                                                                                         • safety
                                                                                                                                         • consumables
                                                                                                                                         • adjustment/alignment for job task.


3   Use tools                3.1          Hand tools used are appropriate to the    Unit scope
                                          task, the materials and are in            • Hand tools are to include but not be limited
                                          accordance with OH&S requirements           to setting out, marking out and levelling tools,
                                                                                      cutting, planing, boring, shaping, fixing,
                                                                                      fastening and percussion tools and holding
                             3.2          Power and pneumatic tools are safely        tools                                              Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                          and effectively used in accordance
                                                                                    • Power and pneumatic tools (portable and            Hazards associated with the use of:
                                          with manufacturers recommendations
                                                                                      static) are to include but not be limited to       • electricity
                                          and State or Territory OH&S
                                                                                      electrical and pneumatic operated tools, leads     • compressed air.
                                          requirements
                                                                                      and hoses and may include gas driven tools
                                                                                    Materials                                            Awareness of the importance of safe work practices
                                                                                    • Materials are to include but not be limited to     including:
                                                                                      timber, reconstituted timber products and may      • use of power supply
                                                                                      include bricks and concrete masonry units,           - cut-out switches and/or earth leakage core
                                                                                      joinery units, structural steel sections/                balance device (ELCB)
                                                                                      components, concrete components,                     - tagging of leads
                                                                                      reinforcement materials, scaffolding                 - temporary power boards
                                                                                      components, metal sheeting, insulation, glass,       - correct use and placement of power leads
                                                                                      paints and sealants, plaster or fibre cement         - selection of PPE
                                                                                      sheeting                                             - identifying the location of services
                                                                                                                                         • use of compressed air
                                                                                    Safety (OH&S)                                          - safety inspections
                                                                                    • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance            - checking pressure vessels
                                                                                      with legislation/regulations/codes of practice,      - lines and connections
                                                                                      organisational safety policies and procedures        - overload pressure valves to compressor
                                                                                      and project safety plan. This may include            - purge procedure.
                                                                                      protective clothing and equipment, use of
                                                                                      tools and equipment, workplace environment         Acknowledgement of the importance of securing
                                                                                      and safety, handling of materials, use of fire     work pieces when working with power/pneumatic
                                                                                      fighting equipment, organisational first aid,      tools.
                                                                                      hazard control and hazardous materials and



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       Element                       Performance Criteria                                      Range Statement                            HSC Requirements and Advice
                               3.3        Tools are sharpened and maintained         substances                                        Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                                                                   Statutory/Regulatory Authorities                    Procedures for grinding/sharpening a range of tools
                                                                                   • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include      including:
                                                                                     Federal, State and Local Authorities              • hand plane
                                                                                     administering the applicable acts, regulations    • chisel
                                                                                     and codes of practice                             • hand saw
                                                                                                                                       • non-tungsten-tip power saw blade.

4   Identify, select and use   4.1        Plant and equipment are selected and     Unit scope                                          Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
    plant and equipment                   used consistent with OH&S                • Plant and equipment are to include but not be
                                          requirements and the needs of the job                                                        A basic knowledge of a range of plant and
                                                                                     limited to generator, compressor, pneumatic
                                                                                                                                       equipment including:
                                                                                     driven, 240v power supplied, hand held or
                                                                                     small single person operated equipment            • name
                                                                                                                                       • characteristics
                                                                                   Safety (OH&S)                                       • use
                                                                                   • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance         • limitations
                                                                                     with legislation/regulations/codes of practice,   • hazard controls
                                                                                     organisational safety policies and procedures     • maintenance.
                                                                                     and project safety plan. This may include
                                                                                     protective clothing and equipment, use of         Considerations for the selection of plant and
                                                                                     tools and equipment, workplace environment        equipment including:
                                                                                     and safety, handling of materials, use of fire    • skills/training
                                                                                     fighting equipment, organisational first aid,     • licensing requirements
                                                                                     hazard control and hazardous materials and
                                                                                                                                       • time
                                                                                     substances
                                                                                                                                       • cost
                                                                                   • Safe operating procedures are to include but
                                                                                                                                       • OHS requirements
                                                                                     not be limited to the conduct of operational
                                                                                                                                         - job safety analysis (JSA)/safe work method
                                                                                     risk assessment and treatments associated with
                                                                                                                                             statement
                                                                                     power cables (including overhead service
                                                                                                                                         - risk assessment
                                                                                     trays, cables and conduits), lighting, earth
                                                                                                                                         - emergency procedures
                                                                                     leakage boxes, trip hazards, working with
                                                                                     dangerous materials, working in confined          • environmental factors
                                                                                                                                         - confined space
                                                                                     spaces, surrounding structures, restricted
                                                                                     access barriers, working at heights, traffic        - noise restrictions
                                                                                                                                         - pollution.
                                                                                     control, working at heights, working in
                                                                                     proximity to others, worksite visitors and the
                                                                                     public

                               4.2        Lubricants, hydraulic fluid and water                                                        Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                          are checked according to
                                          manufacturers recommendations                                                                Pre-operational checks including:
                                                                                                                                       • safety
                                                                                                                                       • consumables
                                                                                                                                       • adjustment/alignment for job task.


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      Element                        Performance Criteria                                      Range Statement                             HSC Requirements and Advice
                             4.3          Plant and equipment are maintained       Unit scope                                           Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                          in accordance with manufacturers         • Plant and equipment are to include but not be
                                          recommendations and standard work                                                             Security of plant and equipment including:
                                                                                     limited to generator, compressor, pneumatic
                                          practices                                  driven, 240v power supplied, hand held or          • guards
                                                                                     small single person operated equipment             • lock-up procedures
                                                                                                                                        • protective covers.


5   Clean up                 5.1          Work area is cleared and materials       Statutory/Regulatory Authorities                     Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                          disposed of, reused or recycled in       • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include
                                          accordance with legislation/                                                                  An awareness of procedures for minimisation of
                                                                                     Federal, State and Local Authorities
                                          regulations/codes of practice and job                                                         impact on the environment including:
                                                                                     administering the applicable acts, regulations
                                          specification                              and codes of practice                              • replacing disturbed or removed soil
                                                                                                                                        • removal and disposal of non-reusable materials in
                                                                                   Materials                                              a responsible manner
                                                                                   • Materials are to include but not be limited to       - work materials
                                                                                     timber, reconstituted timber products and may        - plant debris and other organic matter
                                                                                     include bricks and concrete masonry units,           - chemicals
                                                                                     joinery units, structural steel sections/          • safe storage of reusable materials in accordance
                                                                                     components, concrete components,                     with company policy
                                                                                     reinforcement materials, scaffolding               • containment of loose materials on site (such as
                                                                                     components, metal sheeting, insulation, glass,       mud, dust, litter and waste material).
                                                                                     paints and sealants, plaster or fibre cement
                                                                                     sheeting                                           Environmental requirements for dealing with waste
                                                                                                                                        including:
                                                                                   Environmental Requirements
                                                                                                                                        • recycling
                                                                                   • Environmental requirements are to include
                                                                                                                                          - paper-based products
                                                                                     but are not limited to waste management,
                                                                                                                                          - plastic
                                                                                     noise, dust, vibration and clean-up
                                                                                                                                          - worn components
                                                                                     management
                                                                                                                                          - metal components
                                                                                   Unit scope                                             - construction materials
                                                                                   • Hand tools are to include but not be limited         - building components
                                                                                     to setting out, marking out and levelling tools,   • approved disposal of
                                                                                     cutting, planing, boring, shaping, fixing,           - hazardous material
                                                                                     fastening and percussion tools and holding           - non-hazardous material.
                                                                                     tools
                                                                                   • Power and pneumatic tools (portable and
                             5.2          Plant, tools and equipment are                                                                Learning experiences for the HSC must address:
                                                                                     static) are to include but not be limited to
                                          cleaned, checked, maintained and
                                                                                     electrical and pneumatic operated tools, leads     Clean-up procedures with due consideration to the
                                          stored in accordance with
                                                                                     and hoses and may include gas driven tools         environment and OHS.
                                          manufacturers' recommendations and
                                                                                   • Plant and equipment are to include but not be
                                          standard work practices
                                                                                     limited to generator, compressor, pneumatic        A range of cleaning techniques including:
                                                                                     driven, 240v power supplied, hand held or          • wiping
                                                                                     small single person operated equipment             • washing
                                                                                                                                        • brushing


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Element                        Performance Criteria                   Range Statement                       HSC Requirements and Advice
                                                                                                         • sweeping
                                                                                                         • scraping
                                                                                                         • use of cleaning agents (chemicals, solvents and
                                                                                                           detergents).

                                                                                                         Cleaning equipment including:
                                                                                                         • high pressure water cleaner
                                                                                                         • wet/dry vacuum
                                                                                                         • brooms and brushes.

                                                                                                         Plant, tools and equipment cleaning/maintenance
                                                                                                         requirements as necessary including:
                                                                                                         • removal of dirt, dust, grease and oil
                                                                                                         • sharpening
                                                                                                         • anti-rust treatments
                                                                                                         • repair and/or replacement of missing/damaged
                                                                                                           parts
                                                                                                         • scheduled servicing
                                                                                                         • refuel and top-up consumables.

                                                                                                         An awareness of issues relating to storage of plant,
                                                                                                         tools and equipment including:
                                                                                                         • climatic effects
                                                                                                         • OHS considerations
                                                                                                         • stability
                                                                                                         • security
                                                                                                         • ease of access.




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