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Inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace

Reference
M/615/0165
Level
Level 1
Credit Value
8
Guided Learning Hours
45
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Identify relevant information relating to the work and resources when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 1.1 - Identify relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments and manufacturers' information related to the work to be carried out.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
  • 1.3 - State the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information.
  • 1.4 - List different types of information and their source in relation to:
    - drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information and current regulations associated with inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 2.1 - Outline their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, at height, in confined spaces, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
  • 2.2 - State the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.
  • 2.3 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment and access equipment (if applicable) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 3.2 - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 3.3 - State why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
    - collective protective measures
    - personal protective equipment (PPE)
    - respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
    - local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
  • 3.4 - State how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given instructions.
  • 3.5 - State how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related hazards.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to inspect and complete user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools, equipment and consumables.
  • 4.2 - Outline the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - consumables
    - coolants, oils, fuels
    - caps, covers and fastenings
    - hand tools, portable powered tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - State how the resources should be used correctly.
  • 4.4 - State how any problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 4.5 - Outline any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
  • 4.6 - State how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to inspect and complete user maintenance on plant and machinery.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 5.3 - Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.
  • 5.4 - Outline how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 5.5 - State why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers' information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - State the purpose of the work programme.
  • 6.3 - State why deadlines should be kept in relation to agreed start and finish times.
7 Comply with the given contract information to inspect and complete user maintenance on plant or machinery to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery:
    - inspecting, replenishing, replacing, applying, adjusting, lubricating, cleaning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Inspect and complete user maintenance on plant or machinery to given working instructions to include four of the following:
    - cooling systems
    - oil(s) and lubricants
    - fuel(s)
    - running gear, drive mechanisms
    - electrics, instruments, lights and warning devices.
  • 7.3 - Record information on user maintenance in accordance with given working instructions
  • 7.4 - Safely use and handle materials, hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 7.6 - Outline how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – identify user maintenance criteria
    – inspect plant and machinery
    – identify high temperature and high pressure components and systems
    – measure and replenish fluids, coolants, oils and fuels
    – remove and replace caps and covers
    – undo, remove and replace nuts, bolts, pins, clips and specialist fastenings
    – deflate and inflate tyres
    – adjust running gear, wheel phasing, track, belt and chain
    – check operation of electrics, instruments, lights and warning devices
    – apply lubricants, greases, oils and compounds by grease gun, cartridge, can, spray and brush
    – use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment
    – complete and maintain records.
  • 7.7 - State the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 7.8 - Outline how to maintain the tools and equipment used when inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment. Please refer to the hyperlink for clarity - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.
Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

Four of the following endorsements required:
- Cooling systems
- Oils and lubricants
- Fuels
- Running gear, drive mechanisms
- Electrics, instruments, lights, warning devices.

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