5411 Steam and press socks on boards or formers

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Steam and press socks on boards or formers

Level                              2

Credits                            4

Purpose       This unit standard is for people working in the dyeing and finishing industry.

              People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of
              the boarding and steaming process; prepare a boarding and steaming
              machine to process socks; process socks on a boarding and steaming
              machine; and carry out batch end procedures.


Subfield                           Textiles Manufacture

Domain                             Textile Dyeing and Finishing

Status                             Registered

Status date                        17 April 2009

Date version published             17 April 2009

Planned review date                31 December 2013

Entry information                  Open.

Accreditation                      Evaluation of documentation by NZQA and industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)        Apparel and Textile Industry Training Organisation

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference                    0030
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Special notes

1   Competence must be shown on the type of press in the workplace and over the full
    range of socks processed in the workplace.

2   Performance of the elements must comply with the Health and Safety in Employment
    Act 1992

3   Definition
    Workplace procedures refer to the verbal or documented procedures for performing
    activities including health and safety, operational, environmental and quality
    management requirements. They refer to manuals, manufacturer's specification,
    codes of practice, or policy statements.




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Elements and performance criteria

Element 1

Demonstrate knowledge of the boarding and steaming process.

Performance criteria

1.1       Boarding and steaming of socks is described in terms of the reasons for
          carrying out the process.

1.2       Machine sections and associated equipment are described in terms of their
          function and operation.

          Range         machine controls and indicators, safety interlocks, emergency cut-
                        offs, steam pressure controls, boards or formers, board conveyor
                        or carrier, steam chamber, filters when these are fitted, stripper
                        section.

Element 2

Prepare a boarding and steaming machine to process socks.

Performance criteria

2.1       Machine is emptied and cleaned to prevent contamination from the previous
          batch.

2.2       Machine is prepared and operated according to workplace procedures.

          Range         board or former size selected, boards prepared, steam pressure
                        set, steam chamber and boards pre-heated.

Element 3

Process socks on a boarding and steaming machine.

Performance criteria

3.1       Alignment of sock meets workplace procedures.

3.2       Faults in socks are identified.

          Range         knitting faults, dye faults, sizing, moisture content at entry,
                        moisture content at exit.

3.3       Machine operating conditions are maintained in accordance with workplace
          procedures.

3.4       Socks are removed and handled according to workplace procedures.




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3.5       Records are kept according to workplace procedures.

Element 4

Carry out batch end procedures.

Performance criteria

4.1       Machine and work area are cleaned to prevent contamination.

          Range         air filters, boards or formers, surrounding work area.

4.2       Machine is maintained and lubricated according to workplace procedures.

Please note

Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.

Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

Please contact the Apparel and Textile Industry Training Organisation
training@atito.org.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.




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