Element 1. Plan and Prepare Work
1.1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained using relevant information, confirmed and applied for planning and preparation purposes.
1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.
1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.
1.4. Tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.
1.5. Materials quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements.
1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.
1.7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and regulatory obligations and applied.
Element 2. Handle & Sort Concrete Materials & Components
2.1. On delivery to site, concrete materials and components are identified and checked for conformity to material schedule, plans and specifications.
2.2. Concrete materials are moved to specified location applying safe manual handling procedures.
2.3. Concrete materials and components are stacked or stockpiled for ease of identification and retrieval for task sequence and job location in accordance with job specifications.
2.4. Concrete materials and components are protected against physical and water damage and stored clear of access ways, for ease of identification, retrieval and distribution.
2.5. Components are handled and positioned ready for installation in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, plans and specifications.
Element 3. Handle and remove concrete materials and components on completion
3.1. Materials are handled safely according to MSDS and requirements of regulatory authorities.
3.2. Hazardous material is identified for separate handling.
3.3. Dust suppression procedures are used to minimise health risk to work personnel and others.
3.4. Protection of materials is provided in accordance with specific material needs.
3.5. Materials are stored safely and effectively according to MSDS and requirements of statutory and regulatory authorities.
Element 4. Clean up
4.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
4.2. Hazardous material is identified for separate handling.
4.3. Non-toxic materials are removed using correct procedures.
4.4. Dust suppression procedures are used to minimise health risk to work personnel and others.
4.5. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.
Required skills for this unit are:
Communication skills to:
- determine requirements
- enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and
- follow instructions
Read and interpret:
- documentation from a variety of sources
- drawings and specifications
- report faults
- use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
- use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals
- evaluating own actions and making judgments about performance and necessary improvements
- identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials
- organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work
- recognising procedures, following instructions, responding to change and contributing to workplace responsibilities, such as - current work site environmental and sustainability frameworks or management systems
- teamwork skills to coordinate own work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic
backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
Technological skills to:
- use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones
- voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.
The following Questions assess the underpinning skills (not already covered)
Required knowledge for this unit is:
- concrete materials handling techniques
- concreting materials
- general construction terminology
- hazardous materials
- job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
- materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management
- plans, drawings and specifications
- processes for the calculation of material requirements
- quality requirements
- types, characteristics, uses and limitations of tools and equipment
- workplace and equipment safety requirements.
The following Questions assess the underpinning knowledge (not already covered)
- Not Competent
Critical Aspects of Evidence
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
- locate, interpret and apply relevant information, standards and specifications
- comply with site safety plan and OHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to workplace operations
- comply with organisational policies and procedures including quality requirements
- safely and effectively operate and use tools, plant and equipment
- communicate and work effectively and safely with others
- safely handle the materials and components in the mandatory tasks.
The following Questions assess the critical aspects of evidence (not already covered)
Practical Task / Scenarios
Task, + Elements (or skills and ability) this task relates to eg Element 1 (1.1,1.2,1.3 and 1.4)
Workplace Observation Template
Description of item or task observed
Other evidence (eg targeted third party reports, statements of attainment/training, other relevant work documents - insert / delete rows if required
Description of item of evidence
Candidate demonstrated required response?
Questions / Comments
The element (or skill and ability) this piece of evidence relates to
Other notes / comments / recommendations / further assessment options