This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely handle bricklaying and blocklaying materials manually and mechanically, including their storage requirements. It also includes preparatory mixing requirements and environmental requirements for the disposal of waste.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCBL2001A

Prerequisites

CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to: determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; drawings and specifications; - report faults; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and make calculations; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities, and; - technological skills to: use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones; voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - bricklaying and blocklaying materials; - calculation of and techniques for preparing mixes; - construction terminology; - hazards associated with the use of bricklaying and blocklaying tools, plant and equipment; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - manual handling techniques; - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - MSDS; - plans, specifications and drawings; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements; - techniques for bricklaying and blocklaying tasks; - types, characteristics, uses and limitations of plant, tools and equipment, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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