This unit (MEM18002B) covers using a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications.

Unit details

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

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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: - reading and following information on standard operating procedures; - following verbal instructions; - selecting power tools appropriate to the task; - using power tools safely; - using clamping/securing devices; - identifying power tool defects; - maintaining power tools using appropriate techniques; - sharpening tools/tool bits within the scope of this unit, and; - storing power tools according to manufacturers'/ standard operating procedures. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - application of different power tools; - clamping/securing methods; - adjustments/alignments to a range of power tools; - common faults and/or defects in power tools; - procedures for marking unsafe or faulty power tools for repair; - routine maintenance requirements of a range of power tools; - tool sharpening techniques for a range of power tools; - storage location and procedures of a range of power tools; - hazards/control measures associated with power tools; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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