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Unit of competency details

RIICRC319E - Saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICRC319D - Saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks 24/Jan/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Jan/2021


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030901 Construction Engineering  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030901 Construction Engineering  25/Jan/2021 
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Unit of competency

Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 6.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks in civil construction, including marking out saw-cuts and operating concrete saws in the application process.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under minimal supervision to undertake a broad range of tasks in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Unit Sector

Civil construction

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Plan and prepare to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks

1.1 Obtain, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.2 Access, interpret and apply documentation required to initiate planned cracks in concrete pavements and confirm work activity is compliant

1.3 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment according to site requirements

1.5 Identify, obtain, confirm and implement signage and barrier requirements

1.6 Select and check for faults to plant, tools and equipment

1.7 Mark out saw-cuts according to job requirements

2. Select and operate concrete saw

2.1 Select concrete saw according to job and site requirements

2.2 Check equipment according to manufacturer specifications and site requirements and report faults

2.3 Assess concrete and determine required timing of saw-cut according to job requirements

2.4 Connect hoses to tool and cover trip hazards according to job and site requirements

2.5 Use concrete saw in application processes according to job and site requirements and confirm specified storage when not in use

2.6 Saw and cut to specified dimensions according to job requirements

2.7 Clean out and protect open cut according to site requirements

2.8 Complete saw cutting records according to site requirements

2.9 Monitor movements and hazards and identify and communicate changes to work environment according to site requirements

3. Conduct clean-up activities

3.1 Clear work area and dispose of, reuse or recycle materials according to site requirements

3.2 Clean, check, maintain and store machinery, tools and equipment according to manufacturer specifications and site requirements

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

SKILL

DESCRIPTION

Numeracy

  • Calculates basic measurements including masses and dimensions

Self-management

  • Monitors and minimises own exposure to worksite risks and hazards during work activities

Writing

  • Completes documentation using sector specific vocabulary, grammatical structures and conventions

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICRC319D Saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 6.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks on at least two occasions, including:
  • conducting sawing on concrete pavements to at least 100 linear metres
  • marking out saw-cuts according to job requirements
  • selecting and operating concrete saw according to job requirements
  • completing saw cutting records
  • clearing work area and disposing of, reusing, recycling or storing materials
  • cleaning, checking, maintaining and storing plant, tools and equipment.

During the above, the candidate must:

  • locate and apply required documentation, policies and procedures and confirm work activity is compliant
  • implements the requirements, procedures and techniques to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks, including:
  • identifying and applying required specifications to all work activities
  • identifying, addressing and reporting potential hazards and risks
  • identifying, obtaining, confirming and implementing signage and barrier requirements
  • selecting and checking for faults to plant, tools and equipment
  • identifying, addressing and reporting environmental issues
  • work with others to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks in a way that meets required outcomes, including:
  • preparing for and organising work activities to meet task requirements
  • communicating with others to receive and clarify work instructions
  • using communication techniques and aids to advise others of work activity and exclusion zones
  • monitoring movements and hazards and identifying and communicating changes to work environment.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • legislation required to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks
  • policies, procedures and documentation required to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks, including those relating to:
  • site requirements
  • manufacturer specifications for required plant and equipment
  • relevant specifications
  • hazard and risk management
  • environmental protections
  • work activity set up procedures
  • communication techniques and aids
  • site isolation, signage and erecting barriers
  • work health and safety
  • waste management
  • workplace recording and reporting
  • types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations of equipment required to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks, including:
  • concrete saws, including:
  • wet cut saws
  • cut off saws
  • early dry cut saws
  • equipment, including:
  • air hoses
  • generators
  • electric leads
  • principles and techniques for effective concrete pavement sawing and cutting to initiate planned cracks, including:
  • techniques for marking out saw-cuts
  • concrete pavement sawing and cutting techniques.

Assessment Conditions

Mandatory conditions for assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:

  • include access to:
  • personal protective equipment
  • equipment required to saw and cut concrete pavements to initiate planned cracks
  • be conducted in a safe environment; and,
  • be assessed in the context of this sector's work environment; and,
  • be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures and processes directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances.

Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

Assessor requirements

Assessors must be able to clearly demonstrate current and relevant industry knowledge and experience to satisfy the mandatory regulatory standards as set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/Australian Quality Training Framework mandatory requirements for assessors current at the time of assessment and any relevant licensing and certification requirements. This includes:

  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
  • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
  • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
  • formal relevant qualifications in training and assessment
  • having knowledge of and/or experience using the latest techniques and processes
  • possessing the required level of RII training product knowledge
  • having an understanding and knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to the industry and to employment and workplaces
  • demonstrating the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence outlined in this unit of competency, and
  • the minimum years of current** work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below in an industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit.

It is also acceptable for the appropriately qualified assessor to work with an industry expert to conduct assessment together and for the industry expert to be involved in the assessment judgement. The industry expert must have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided. This means the industry subject matter expert must demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed:

Industry sector

AQF indicator level***

Required assessor or industry subject matter expert experience

Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Infrastructure

1

1 year

2

2 years

Drilling, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying), Metalliferous Mining and Civil Infrastructure

3-6

3 years

Other sectors

Where this unit is being assessed outside of the resources and infrastructure sectors assessor and/or industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

*Guidance on simulated environments has been stipulated in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide located on VETNet.

**Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to industry by conducting a minimum number of site assessments as determined by the relevant industry sector, across various locations.

*** While a unit of competency does not have an AQF level, where a unit is being delivered outside of a qualification the first numeric character in the unit code should be considered as the AQF indicator level for assessment purposes.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272