Unit of competency details

CPCCCM2004A - Handle construction materials (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 09/Feb/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PUA00 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 8.1 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 1.0 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training PackageConstruction, Plumbing and Services Training Package 6.0-9.4 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PUA32310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture) 
PUA31010 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Maritime Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (Maritime Operations) 
NWP30215 - Certificate III in Water Industry OperationsCertificate III in Water Industry Operations 
DEF33112 - Certificate III in Military Land EngineeringCertificate III in Military Land Engineering 
DEF32312 - Certificate III in Explosive Ordnance ManufactureCertificate III in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture 
DEF31012 - Certificate III in Maritime OperationsCertificate III in Maritime Operations 1-2 
CPC32912 - Certificate III in Construction Crane OperationsCertificate III in Construction Crane Operations 1-2 
CPC31812 - Certificate III in ShopfittingCertificate III in Shopfitting 
CPC31811 - Certificate III in ShopfittingCertificate III in Shopfitting 
CPC31712 - Certificate III in Post-TensioningCertificate III in Post-Tensioning 1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040301 Building Science And Technology  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040301 Building Science And Technology  25/Jun/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely manually handle, store and apply environmental management principles associated with construction materials and components. It includes preparing material for mechanical handling.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit of competency supports achievement of skills and knowledge to identify commonly used construction materials and safely handle and store them manually or in preparation for mechanical handling, which includes working with others and as a member of a team.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information  for planning and preparation .

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 job requirements, checked for serviceability, and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans and specifications.

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 statutory and regulatory authority  obligations, and are applied.

2. Manually handle, sort, stack and store construction materials.

2.1. Construction materials are moved to specified location applying safe manual handling  techniques.

2.2. Construction materials and components in accordance with job specifications are sorted to suit material type and size, and stacked for ease of identification and retrieval for task sequence and job location.

2.3. Construction materials and components are protected against physical and water damage and stored clear of access ways, for ease of identification, retrieval and distribution.

2.4. Signage and barricades are erected to isolate, protect and secure stored materials from workplace traffic or access.

2.5. Procedures are applied to ensure no cross-contamination of materials.

2.6. Hazardous materials  are identified and separated.

2.7. Non-toxic materials are carried using correct handling procedures .

2.8. Dust suppression procedures  are used to minimise health risk to work personnel and others.

2.9. Protection of material  is provided in accordance with specific material needs.

3. Prepare for mechanical handling of materials.

3.1. Construction materials and components are stacked/banded for mechanical handling  in accordance with the type of material, plant and equipment to be used.

3.2. Construction materials and components are loaded, unloaded, moved or located at specified locations.

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. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Required skills for this unit are:

  • communication skills to:
  • enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand
  • read and interpret:
  • documentation from a variety of sources
  • drawings and specifications
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals
  • identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials
  • numeracy skills to apply measurements and make calculations
  • organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work
  • teamwork skills to 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.

Required knowledge 

Required knowledge for this unit is:

  • carpentry materials
  • carpentry materials handling techniques
  • construction terminology
  • hazardous materials
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
  • material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • material sizes
  • materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management
  • plans, specifications and drawings
  • processes for the calculation of material requirements
  • quality requirements
  • types, characteristics, uses and limitations of tools and equipment
  • workplace and equipment safety requirements.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

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 use tools, plant and equipment
  • communicate and work effectively and safely with others
  • safely handle, sort and stack varying lengths of timber, providing quick access and use
  • safely move and stack a given quantity of sheet material
  • safely handle other building and construction components and materials for one construction project.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.

Resource implications for assessment include:

  • an induction procedure and requirement
  • realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements
  • relevant specifications and work instructions
  • tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices
  • support materials appropriate to activity
  • workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies
  • material safety data sheets
  • research resources, including industry related systems information.

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Method of assessment 

Assessment methods must:

  • satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package
  • include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application
  • reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles
  • confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:

  • competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace
  • where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge
  • all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Information  includes:

  • diagrams or sketches
  • instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel
  • manufacturer specifications and instructions where specified
  • memos
  • MSDS
  • organisation work specifications and requirements
  • plans and specifications
  • regulatory and legislative requirements pertaining to handling construction materials
  • relevant Australian standards
  • safe work procedures related to handling construction materials
  • signage
  • verbal or written and graphical instructions
  • work bulletins
  • work schedules.

Planning and preparation  include:

  • work site inspection
  • equipment defect identification
  • assessment of conditions and hazards
  • determination of work requirements.

Safety  (OHS ) is to be in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan and may include:

  • emergency procedures, including extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements and evacuation
  • handling of materials
  • hazard control
  • hazardous materials and substances
  • safe operating procedures, including the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with:
  • earth leakage boxes
  • lighting
  • power cables, including overhead service trays, cables and conduits
  • restricted access barriers
  • surrounding structures
  • traffic control
  • trip hazards
  • work site visitors and the public
  • working at heights
  • working in confined spaces
  • working in proximity to others
  • working with dangerous materials
  • organisational first aid
  • personal protective clothing and equipment prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
  • use of firefighting equipment
  • use of tools and equipment
  • workplace environment and safety.

Tools and equipment  include:

  • banders
  • hammers
  • pallets
  • pinch bars
  • scaffolding
  • tin snips
  • wheelbarrows.

Materials :

  • include:
  • timber, reconstituted timber products and other building and sheet materials applicable to building and construction, bricks, bagged materials, sand, soil and aggregates
  • may include:
  • building elements such as roof trusses, lining materials, flooring materials, prefabricated elements, boxed, drummed and tinned materials, concrete masonry units, joinery units, floor and wall tiles, roofing tiles, steel sections/components, insulation and glass.

Environmental requirements  include:

  • clean-up management
  • noise and dust
  • vibration
  • waste management.

Statutory and regulatory authorities  include:

  • federal, state and local authorities administering applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.

Manual handling  includes:

  • carrying materials using correct shifting techniques
  • control of waste
  • using pallets.

Preparing for manual handling  includes:

  • forklifts
  • pallet jacks
  • trucks.

Hazardous materials  include:

  • solvents, glues, coatings and inflammable materials
  • non-toxic materials, including general building and construction materials.

Handling procedures  include:

  • MSDS, calculation of quantities, stacking and storing of materials
  • handling activities may require assistance of others where size or weight is a factor.

Dust suppression procedures  include:

  • keeping dust in the air to a minimum.

Protection of material  includes:

  • correct handling and stacking techniques without damaging the material
  • protecting with covers.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Construction

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Nil

Functional area

Functional area 

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