This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to locate and clear blockages to sanitary plumbing and drainage with the use of mechanically operated drain clearing machines and attachments, closed circuit television (CCTV) and manually operated drain cleaning tools and equipment where required.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCPDR2021A

Prerequisites

CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirements

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: - access information; - determine requirements; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - follow instructions; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - initiative and enterprise skills to identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - complete workplace documentation; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans and specifications; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - plan and sequence tasks with others; - 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; - technical skills to locate and clear blockages, such as tree roots and other refuse, from sanitary plumbing, water and sewerage pipe installations and drainage and roof installations; - access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media, and; - use mobile communication technology.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - characteristics of different pipes, fittings and fixture supports, including fixing and joining techniques; - correct materials handling processes; - effective isolation processes and procedures; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - mechanical and hydraulic principles for clearing blockages; - processes of clearing blockages; - properties of water, including pressure and flow rates; - relevant statutory requirements; - SI system of measurements, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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