This unit covers identifying risks associated with welding operations and implementing hazard reduction practices.

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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: - sourcing and interpreting safety-related information and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); - planning and sequencing operations; - identifying workplace risks and nonconformances; - reporting workplace risks and nonconformances, and; - checking and clarifying task-related information. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - characteristics and properties of common metals and welding materials; - effect of gas and electrical welding operations on metals; - hazards and control measures associated with gas and electrical welding, including housekeeping; - welding safety practices and procedures; - effect of various treatments on a range of commonly used metals, and; - use and application of personal protective equipment.

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