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Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace

Reference
T/506/5172
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
24
Guided Learning Hours
80
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines 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 setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments and manufacturers' information.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
  • 1.3 - Describe 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, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information and regulations associated with operating machines.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling 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 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
  • 2.4 - State the types of fire extinguishers available when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines and describe how and when they are used.
3 Maintain safe working practices when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in relation to
    - safe use of access equipment
    - safe handling of materials
    - safe use and storage of materials, tools, equipment and ancillaries
    - specific risks to health
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines, 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 - Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given instructions.
  • 3.5 - Describe how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related activities.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to set up and use transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components and fixings, tools, equipment and accessories.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - accessories
    - tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 4.4 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
  • 4.5 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to set up and use transportable cutting and shaping machines.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 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 - Describe 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 - Explain 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 setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
    - types of progress charts, timetables and estimated times
    - organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7 Comply with the given contract information to set up and use transportable cutting and shaping machines to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines:
    - measuring, marking out, fitting, fixing, positioning, securing and operating.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain tools, accessories and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Set up and use three of the following powered cutting machines to given working instructions:
    - saw (three from the following: circular, chop, mitre, bench, jig, reciprocating, alligator or scroll)
    - drill
    - planer
    - biscuit jointer
    - disc cutter.
  • 7.4 - Set up and use two of the following powered shaping machines to given working instructions:
    – planer
    – sander (orbital, belt, disc)
    – router
    – laminate trimmer
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – check powered transportable cutting and shaping machines (fuel and electric mains/battery) for serviceability
    – check voltage requirements, safety cut offs and circuit breakers
    – set up machines in preparation for use
    – fix and secure work
    – select and ensure safety guards are in place in accordance with machine instructions
    – select accessories for the machine and the work
    – identify maintenance requirements for accessories.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – cut and shape materials to agreed tolerances
    – change saw blades: circular, chop, mitre, bench, jig, reciprocating, alligator and scroll
    – change accessories: drill bits, router bits, discs, planner blades, abrasives.
    – use templates, profiles and jigs
    – operate fixed machines
    – use tools, accessories and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment
  • 7.7 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when setting up and using powered transportable cutting and shaping machines.
  • 7.8 - Describe how to maintain the tools, accessories and ancillary equipment used when setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment and 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.
This unit must be assessed against three of the following cutting machine endorsements:
– Saw (three from the following: circular, chop, mitre, bench, jig, reciprocating, alligator or scroll)
– Drill
– Planer
– Biscuit jointer
– Disc cutter.
AND
Against two of the following powered shaping machine endorsements:
– planer
– Sander(orbital, belt, disc)
– Router
– Laminate trimmer.