This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to clean glass surfaces, including mirrors, doors and windows, from the ground using extension poles to aid access if required.  The unit covers assessing the extent of the cleaning task and selecting required equipment, chemicals and methods.  All work is conducted according to job, health and safety, and company requirements.  The unit supports cleaners who work alone or in teams.  It applies to ordinary or frosted glass or mirrors as well as to textured glass surfaces in a range of commercial and residential work sites.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - must satisfy the requirements of the elements, performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions of this unit, and; - must also clean three different glass surfaces. In doing the above work, the person must: - identify and plan for work site hazards; - identify types and characteristics of glass surfaces and select cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task; - use safe and efficient cleaning techniques, and; - correctly and safely handle waste, including contaminated materials.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - types of glass surfaces, their characteristics and required cleaning methods; - types and characteristics of organic and inorganic soils and required cleaning chemicals, equipment and methods of treatment; - application methods for cleaning glass using microfibre products; - environmental requirements relating to cleaning glass surfaces; - methods for cleaning and maintaining cloths; - processes for safely handling and disposing of waste; - range and use of cleaning chemicals and equipment for cleaning glass surfaces, and; - safe handling techniques for working with hazardous chemicals.

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