This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to heat, cut and bend construction materials using oxy-LPG equipment.  It includes planning and preparation for the work, setting up and testing the equipment, cutting materials, heating and bending materials, shutdown of equipment and completion of clean-up activities.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Other
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCSF2003A

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; 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; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - mathematical and numeracy skills to apply measurements and 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: - construction and steel fixing terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - oxy acetylene and LPG heating and cutting equipment set-up and operating techniques; - oxy acetylene and LPG heating and cutting equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitations; - plans, drawings and specifications; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements; - types and properties of steel fixing materials, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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