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Carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace

Reference
J/600/7111
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
8
Guided Learning Hours
27
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in carrying out checks and/or basic 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 Work safely at all times when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 1.1 - Comply with current legislation, Approved Codes of Practice and organisational procedures.
  • 1.2 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 1.3 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to the carrying out of checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 1.4 - Safely use, store and secure hand tools and ancillary equipment.
2 Know how to comply with relevant health and safety legislation and official guidance when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, at height, with tools, plant or machinery and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
  • 2.2 - Describe the reasons for devising and complying with risk and COSHH assessments and how this can encourage safe working practices.
  • 2.3 - Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings.
  • 2.4 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
  • 2.5 - State how hazards and emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related hazards.
3 Follow the relevant maintenance schedules for the required work when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 3.1 - Interpret and extract information from specifications, schedules, organisational procedures and manufacturers' information relating to the work being carried out.
  • 3.2 - State the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.
  • 3.3 - Describe different types of checks and maintenance information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to:
    - specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information and organisational procedures.
  • 3.4 - Describe the organisational procedures to solve problems with the information and why it is important they are followed.
4 Carry out checks and/or basic maintenance activities within the limits of their personal authority in the specified sequence and agreed time scale.
  • 4.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery:
    - replenishing, replacing, applying, lubricating, cleaning and securing.
  • 4.2 - Carry out operator checks and/or basic maintenance tasks on standard or specialised plant or machinery to given working instructions as directed by the employer/ supervisor or authorised person.
  • 4.3 - Describe how to follow maintenance authorisation, apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority and responsibility needed to:
    – clean and prepare areas and components for maintenance
    – replenish fuels, lubricants, fluids and coolants
    – replace parts
    – recycle components
    – fit fastening systems, pins, bolts, nuts, washers and consumable items
    – complete functional checks in accordance with equipment operating and care and control procedures
    – complete reports and records
    – use hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 4.4 - Complete the checks and/or basic maintenance activities within the estimated allocated time and to the required standards and accuracy.
  • 4.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 4.6 - Describe how maintain the tools and equipment used when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
5 Report any instances where the maintenance activities cannot be fully met or where there are identified defects outside the planned schedule when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 5.1 - Report problems and defects beyond their area of responsibility.
  • 5.2 - Describe the different ways that problems with maintenance procedures and problems associated with resources can be reported.
6 Complete relevant maintenance records accurately and pass them on to the appropriate person when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 6.1 - Record and report maintenance tasks in accordance with organisational procedures and manufacturer's requirements.
  • 6.2 - State the procedure to complete checks and maintenance records and what the reporting lines and procedures are within the organisation.
7 Dispose of waste materials in accordance with safe working practices and approved procedures when carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery.
  • 7.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
  • 7.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 7.3 - Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
  • 7.4 - Describe what the waste disposal procedures are, and how and why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely and how it is achieved.
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.
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.

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