This unit (CPCCCA3001) 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.

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Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

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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: *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 plansIn relation to carrying out general demolition of minor building structures including: *Requirements of Australian Standards and the National Construction Code (NCC) * workplace requirements for all aspects including interpreting work orders and other task documentation and reporting problems * common industry hazard identification and risk controls, including safe handling of materials and machinery, and the use of signage and barriers * environmental requirements, including those relating to: -clean-up protection -noise and dust -vibration -waste management * processes for selection of appropriate tools, equipment and materials * techniques and processes for safely and effectively planning and carrying out dismantling or demolition work in accordance with legislation and codes of practice recognition and safe handling of materials and building component parts, and methods for salvage or disposal, including: -bonded asbestos; brickwork; concrete; glass; metal; timber products and tiles *recognition and safe handling of materials and building component parts, and methods for salvage or disposal *processes for demolition, including: -detached carports; internal and external sections of buildings; pergolas; patios; retaining walls; fences; small concrete structures or ground level buildings *processes for demolition of types of construction, including: blockwork; brickwork; concrete; metal framing; timber framing *processes for managing risks, such as in areas below floors -identification, relocation or disconnection of services -loads supported by walls -security, and public health and safety -weatherproofing of the structure -existing services, including: -electricity; gas; water; telephone and other communications *requirements for cleaning up work area and tools, materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management.

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