This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely manually handle and store carpentry materials, meeting all relevant requirements of work health and safety (WHS) and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.
The unit includes preparing material for mechanical handling and applying environmental management principles associated with carpentry materials.
The unit is suitable for those with basic skills and knowledge undertaking routine work tasks under the direction of more experienced workers.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCCA2011

Prerequisites

CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS 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: *safely handling, sorting and stacking: - varying lengths of timber or similarly-proportioned materials onto an Australian standard pallet, a minimum of 0.5 cubic metres, secured ready for mechanical handling - different sizes and types of sheet material onto an Australian standard pallet, a minimum of 0.1 cubic metres, secured ready for mechanical handling *preparing the following for mechanical handling: - varying lengths of timber or similarly-proportioned materials - different sizes and types of sheet material. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *requirements of Commonwealth and state or territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation relevant to handling carpentry materials *safety data sheets *workplace quality policies and standards for handling carpentry materials *safety requirements for handling carpentry materials *methods of securing materials *types and uses of tools and equipment for handling carpentry materials: - hammers - pallets - pinch bars - tin snips - wheelbarrows *requirements and processes for safely preparing the following materials for mechanical handling, and manual handling, sorting, and stacking: - concrete components - insulation - joinery units - metal sheeting - paints and sealants - plaster or fibre cement sheeting - reconstituted timber products - reinforcement materials - scaffolding components - structural steel sections and components - timber *methods of handling carpentry materials: - material size, weight or shape factors necessitating the assistance of other workers - correct lifting and carrying techniques, use of pallets and control of waste - preparation for mechanical handling, including the use of forklifts, pallet jacks and trucks.

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