This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to place and fix reinforcement for concrete work as part of construction processes.
It includes:
*planning and preparing for the work
*final preparation for placement
*placing and fixing reinforcement
*checking the reinforcement
*completing clean-up activities.
It applies to concreters working as members of a team.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCSF2004

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: *a person must place and fix reinforcement materials on a minimum of three different jobs, each including deformed bars, rods and mesh sheets. In doing this, the person must meet the performance criteria for this unit. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *jurisdictional work health and safety (WHS) and environmental legislation and regulations relating to placing and fixing reinforcement materials, including: - job safety analyses (JSAs) - safe work method statements (SWMSs) - safety data sheets (SDSs) - safety manuals and instructions for plant, tools and equipment - signage and barricades - personal protective equipment (PPE) - environmental and work site safety plans *requirements of Australian Standards and the National Construction Code (NCC) relating to placing and fixing reinforcement materials *workplace requirements for all aspects of placing and fixing reinforcement materials, including interpreting work orders and reporting problems *reinforcement materials, including: - bar chairs - deformed bars - ligatures - mesh sheets of deformed bars - mesh sheets of plain bars - plain rods - spacer/spreader assemblies - wire ties *uses, care and limitations of tools and equipment for placing and fixing reinforcement materials, including: - bolt cutters - measuring tapes and rules - mesh guillotines - reinforcement benders - tie wire reels - wire nippers *types, characteristics, uses and limitations of tools, equipment and materials required for placing and fixing reinforcement materials, including: - safe operating procedures - operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures - workplace and equipment safety requirements *techniques for placing and fixing reinforcement materials *quality requirements relevant to placing and fixing reinforcement materials *processes, materials and equipment for placing and fixing reinforcement materials *types and applications of reinforcement materials *requirements for cleaning up work area and tools, materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management.

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