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Unit of competency details

MSFFL3011 - Install carpet floor coverings to custom design stairs (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to LMFFL3207A - Install carpet floor coverings to custom design stairsSupersedes and is equivalent to LMFFL3207A Install carpet floor coverings to custom design stairs 09/Dec/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSFFL3064 - Install carpet to custom design stairs 02/Dec/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Dec/2013


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040321 Floor Coverings  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040321 Floor Coverings  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1 - New unit of competency

Application

This unit of competency covers installing plain and patterned carpet floor coverings to angular, curved, rounded and wrap-rounded stairs, including patterns, metal moulding and decorative finishes using adhesive-bonded and carpet gripper systems. Work involves planning, preparation, cutting, joining and fixing.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking flooring work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work  (ASCC 2007).

Pre-requisite Unit

Competency Field

Unit Sector

Flooring technology

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Prepare for installation

1.1

Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to installing carpet floor coverings to custom designed stairs are verified and complied with

1.2

Instructions and/or plans are read and interpreted to identify the process required to complete work tasks

1.3

Floor condition is assessed for suitability for installation of carpet floor coverings to custom designed stairs

1.4

Tools, equipment and materials are selected and checked prior to use to ensure that they are appropriate for the work, serviceable and in a safe condition

1.5

Sequence of work is planned, including the starting point, to ensure efficiency and quality of installation

2

Set out materials

2.1

Carpet to be installed is checked against work order

2.2

Carpet floor coverings are acclimatised according to manufacturer recommendations

2.3

Stairway or step is measured and the required amount of floor covering and underlay, including allowances for type of stairs, is calculated and obtained

2.4

Suitable adhesives, gripper strips and edge strips are selected

2.5

Work lines and starting point are established

2.6

Gripper strips, if required, are cut and installed as specified in AS/NZS 2455.1:2007 Textile floor coverings - Installation practice - General

2.7

Underlay, if required, is checked against specified type and fitted as specified in AS/NZS2455.1:2007 Textile floor coverings - Installation practice - General

3

Lay carpet to stairs

3.1

Instructions and sequence for laying and fixing are followed

3.2

Carpet floor coverings are laid out to meet allowances for type of stair requirements and minimise waste

3.3

Carpet floor coverings are accurately and clearly marked for cutting

3.4

Carpet floor coverings are cut to required shape with minimum waste of materials and laid

3.5

Instructions, sequence, fixing methods and equipment are used following specifications and AS/NZS2455.1:2007 Textile floor coverings - Installation practice - General

3.6

Installation is completed to specification

3.7

Finished stairway is checked for flaws in installation and materials and faults rectified

4

Complete housekeeping

4.1

Unused materials are stored or recycled as required

4.2

Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored appropriately

4.3

Work area is cleaned and rubbish disposed of appropriately

4.4

Workplace documentation is completed

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency. Detail on appropriate performance levels for each furnishing unit of competency in reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy utilising the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) are provided in the Furnishing Training Package Implementation Guide.

Range of Conditions

Specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Unit context includes: 

  • WHS requirements, including legislation, building codes, material safety management systems, hazardous and dangerous goods codes, and local safe operating procedures or equivalent
  • work is carried out in accordance with legislative obligations, environmental legislation, relevant health regulations, manual handling procedures and organisation insurance requirements
  • work requires individuals to demonstrate some discretion, judgement and problem solving

Carpet floor coverings include: 

  • tufted carpet
  • woven carpet
  • needle punch carpet
  • fusion-bonded carpet

Tools and equipment include: 

  • carpet knee kicker
  • power stretcher
  • carpet stair tool
  • hand trucks
  • carpet trolleys
  • hammer
  • utility knife
  • hook knife
  • carpet wall trimmer
  • heat seam iron
  • spiked carpet roller
  • weight or seam roller
  • awl
  • carpet spreader
  • carpet shears
  • napping shears
  • loop pile cutter
  • cushion backed cutter
  • moulding lifter
  • sewing needle

Materials include: 

  • underlay
  • tapes and adhesives
  • trims
  • nosing
  • smooth edges
  • accessories

Stairways include: 

  • open newell
  • bullnose steps
  • circular
  • recessed steps
  • open tread
  • box steps
  • kit winder treads

Personal protective equipment includes: 

  • that prescribed under legislation, regulations and enterprise policies and practices

Information and procedures include: 

  • workplace procedures relating to the use of tools and equipment
  • work instructions, including job sheets, cutting lists, plans, drawings and designs
  • workplace procedures relating to reporting and communication
  • manufacturer specifications and operational procedures

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to LMFFL3207A Install carpet floor coverings to custom design stairs

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0601ab95-583a-4e93-b2d4-cfb27b03ed73

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1 - New unit of competency

Performance Evidence

  • Interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information
  • Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment
  • Identify materials used in the work process
  • Follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection processes to:
  • minimise the risk of injury to self or others
  • prevent damage to goods, equipment and products
  • maintain required production output and product quality
  • Complete the installation of at least one (1) tufted carpet and one (1) patterned woven carpet to:
  • concrete or timber staircases
  • open newell
  • bullnose step
  • circular
  • recessed steps
  • open tread
  • Use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and estimate material requirements
  • Communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications and the reporting of work outcomes and problems, interpret basic plans and follow safety procedures
  • Avoid backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage
  • Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity

Knowledge Evidence

  • State or territory WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to installing carpet floor coverings to custom designed stairs
  • Organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for installing carpet floor coverings to custom designed stairs
  • AS/NZS 2455.1:2007 Textile floor coverings - Installation practice - General
  • Environmental protection requirements
  • Established communication channels and protocols
  • Relevant problem identification and resolution
  • Types of tools and equipment and procedures for their safe use, operation and maintenance
  • Characteristics of materials, products and defects
  • Set-up and operation of equipment
  • Products assembly techniques
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information
  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement
  • Types and characteristics of stairways
  • Types and uses of carpet installation tools, equipment and materials
  • Types, uses and limitations of stairway carpet fixing techniques
  • The characteristics of timber and concrete sub-floors
  • Workplace safety system requirements related to stairway carpet installation
  • Work flow in relation to the installation of carpets on stairways

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • hold training and assessment competencies as determined by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) or its successors
  • have vocational competency in the furnishing industry at least to the level being assessed with broad industry knowledge and experience, usually combined with a relevant industry qualification
  • be familiar with the current skills and knowledge used and have relevant, current experience in the furnishing industry.
  • Assessment methods must confirm consistency of performance over time rather than a single assessment event and in a range of workplace relevant contexts.
  • Assessment must be by observation of relevant tasks with questioning on underpinning knowledge and, where applicable, multimedia evidence, supervisor’s reports, projects and work samples.
  • Assessment is to be conducted on single units of competency or in conjunction with other related units of competency. Foundation skills are integral to competent performance in the unit and should not be assessed separately.
  • Assessment must occur on the job or in a workplace simulated facility with relevant process, equipment, materials, work instructions and deadlines.
  • Access is required to materials, equipment and specifications relevant to installing carpet floor coverings to customer designed stairs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0601ab95-583a-4e93-b2d4-cfb27b03ed73