This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use tools and equipment used in bricklaying and blocklaying safely and effectively. It includes the identification, selection and use of hand and power tools, plant and equipment used in masonry work.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCBL2002A

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: drawings and specifications; manufacturers' instructions; other relevant documentation; - 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; - 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: - applications, limitations and method of operation and maintenance of hand and power tools, plant and equipment applicable to bricklaying and blocklaying tasks; - construction terminology; - hazards associated with the use of bricklaying and blocklaying tools, plant and equipment; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - plans, specifications and drawings; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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