This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out general demolition work of minor building structures to facilitate alterations, extensions and additions to a building in residential and commercial sites.
It includes work being completed to schedules, plans and specifications.
This unit is designed for those working as a member of a team safely demolishing existing building structures and disposing of the waste materials.
It applies to concreters, carpenters and other construction workers working as members of a team.
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 carry out general demolition of one minor building structure, including removal of an external load-bearing wall to form an opening of no less than three metres wide.
In doing this, the person must meet the performance criteria for this unit.
To be competent in this unit, a person must demonstrate knowledge of:
*jurisdictional work health and safety (WHS) and environmental legislation and regulations relating to carrying out general demolition of minor building structures, including:
-job safety analyses (JSAs)
-safe work method statements (SWMSs)
-safety data sheets (SDSs)
-safety manuals and instructions for plant, tools, equipment, signage and barricades
-personal protective equipment (PPE)
-environmental and work site safety plans
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):