This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required remove components from single storey buildings and structures using basic demolition techniques. It includes the preparation of the site for the demolition process and the removal of components.
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 unit CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Unit details

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


CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


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: *a candidate must satisfy all the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit by, on one occasion, following a site demolition plan, demolition method statement and instructions to safely remove fixtures and fittings, ceilings and walls of a structure, clean up, and dispose of or salvage materials. All work must be performed to the standard required in the workplace and must comply with laws and regulations, the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements, workplace requirements and the site demolition plan. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *compliance requirements of the Commonwealth and state or territory legislation and Australian Standards relevant to carrying out basic demolition *workplace policies and standards for carrying out basic demolition *safety requirements for carrying out basic demolition, including personal protection equipment and asbestos safety requirements *environmental requirements for carrying out basic demolition *types and uses of tools and equipment required for carrying out basic demolition *processes for: - assessing hazards and determining risk controls when carrying out basic demolition - identifying and reporting hazardous materials when carrying out basic demolition *safe manual handling techniques for: - removing components to storage or disposal areas - stacking components for storage - preparing components for transport.

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