This unit specifies the outcomes required to prepare, join and install continuous handrailing and special stair components. Special stair components include wreaths, scrolls, bullnosed steps and decorative features.

Unit details

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


CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS 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: ability to recognise procedures, respond to change and contribute to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental or sustainability frameworks or management systems; - communication skills to: 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; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - innovation skills to select appropriate tools and equipment, respond to workplace challenges and put ideas into action; - interpret drawings and documentation; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - planning and organisational skills to identify requirements, apply relevant resources and sequence tasks; - problem solving skills to recognise and take action to rectify minor faults and problems, and; - teamwork skills to be able to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural, social, ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - commonly used stair construction and joining methods; - identification marking of materials systems; - interpretation of drawings and specifications; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - measuring and setting out processes relevant to manufacturing and installing stair components; - methods of forming and constructing handrails; - organisation's quality assurance requirements; - special feature components of stair construction; - timber carving and moulding techniques; - types and characteristics of stairs; - types and use of adhesives, fixings and fasteners relevant to stair construction; - types and uses of static machines; - types of materials and their characteristics relevant to stair construction, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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