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Producing Wood and Wood-based Products Using Computer Numerically Controlled/Numerically Controlled (CNC/NC) Machinery in the Workplace

Reference
H/600/8573
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
22
Guided Learning Hours
73
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules, cutting lists, risk assessments and manufacturers' information.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
  • 1.3 - State the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.
  • 1.4 - Describe different types of information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to:
    - drawings, specifications, schedules, cutting lists, risk assessments, manufacturers' information and legislation governing wood machining.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, with tools, tooling and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement of materials and by manual and mechanical lifting.
  • 2.2 - Describe 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 working practices when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with all current legislation and approved Codes of Practice when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.3 - State how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries, accidents and other task-related hazards.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to produce wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - CNC machinery
    - NC machinery
    - wood materials
    - wood-based materials
    - lubricants
    - hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, tools, tooling and equipment and dimensional control aids as appropriate.
  • 4.3 - State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
  • 4.4 - Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
  • 4.5 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to produce wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work, equipment and its surrounding area from damage.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 5.3 - Describe how to protect work and equipment from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities and other occupations.
  • 5.4 - Remove waste in accordance with legislation.
  • 5.5 - State why the removal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - State the purpose of the work programme and explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
    - types of progress charts, estimated times and deadlines
    - organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7 Comply with the given contract information to produce wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery:
    - measuring, marking out, adjusting, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Prepare, set up, operate and maintain the following CNC/NC machines (one from list A or two from list B) to produce wood and wood- based products to given working instructions:
    List A:
    - high-speed router
    - window centre.
    List B:
    - single-end tenoner
    - double-end tenoner
    - panel saw
    - morticing machines
    - lathe
    - four-sided planer
    - sanding machine
    - boring machine
    - shaping machine
    - edge bander
    - spindle moulder
    - beam saw.
  • 7.3 - Set up and change appropriate tooling to meet the requirements.
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - prepare and set up the CNC/NC machinery
    - operate the CNC/NC machinery
    - maintain the CNC/NC machinery
    - identify the compatibility of materials with machines
    - identify how damage to materials and machines can be avoided
    - identify the correct use of lubricants
    - identify the relevant dimensional control aids and their uses
    - identify and report defects and discrepancies in materials and machines
    - set up and change appropriate tooling
    - identify the types and suitability of tooling
    - identify the scope and limitations of the machine
    - select the appropriate machine for the work to be carried out
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • 7.5 - Safely use and store hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.6 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) machinery.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when producing wood and wood-based products using computer numerically controlled/numerically controlled (CNC/NC) 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.
Note: Learning Outcome 7 - contract information can relate to drawings, specifications, schedules, cuttings lists, manufacturer's information and oral instruction.
This unit must be assessed against the following endorsements (one from list A or two from list B):
List A: (1 Required)
- High-speed router
- Window centre.
List B: (2 Required)
- Single-end tenoner
- Double-end tenoner
- Panel saw
- Morticing machines
- Lathe
- Four-sided planer
- Sanding machine
- Boring machine
- Shaping machine
- Edge bander
- Spindle moulder
- Beam saw.