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Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: March 2019

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in the wide variety of flooring technology operations. The competency applies to an on site environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a trade worker level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the individual's job and authority.

This unit covers the competency to conduct a systematic risk assessment of the work and work area and to establish and maintain a safe work environment throughout the conduct of flooring technology operations.

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Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

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.

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

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for risk management in a flooring technology work environment

Interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information

Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment

Follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection practices to:

minimise the risk of injury to self and others

prevent damage to goods, equipment and products

maintain required production output and product quality

Complete a minimum of one formal risk assessment, including the determination and implementation of required treatments

Work effectively with others

Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace contexts and environment

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or realistically simulated workplace

Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in an off-site context

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian Standards requirements

The following resources should be made available:

workplace location or simulated workplace

materials and equipment relevant to establishing and maintaining a safe flooring technology work environment

specifications and work instructions

Method of assessment

Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment guidelines of the Furnishing Industry Training Package

Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of underpinning knowledge

Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application

Assessment may be applied under project related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process

Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances

Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of other units of competency

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

collect, organise and understand information related to work orders, basic plans and safety procedures

communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, coordination of work with site supervisor, other workers and customers, and the reporting of work outcomes and problems

work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity

use pre-checking and inspection techniques to anticipate possible hazards

recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

plan and organise activities including the preparation and layout of the worksite and the obtaining of treatment equipment and materials to avoid any back tracking, work flow interruptions or wastage

use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and estimate other material requirements

clarify and confirm work instructions

plan work within given task parameters

accept responsibility for given tasks

set, monitor and satisfy personal work goals

satisfy the competency requirements for the job

maintain current knowledge of:

tools and materials

installation techniques

seek learning opportunities

use the workplace technology related to the risk management including tools, equipment, calculators and measuring devices

Required knowledge

State or Territory OHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to risk management in a flooring technology work environment

organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for flooring technology

types of tools and equipment, their operating characteristics and procedures for their safe use, operation and maintenance

characteristics of materials, products and defects

common flooring technology related hazards and the range of commonly applied treatments

environmental protection requirements

established communication channels and protocols

problem identification and resolution

appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement

procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information

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.

Legislative requirements

are to be in accordance with applicable legislation from all levels of government that affect organisational operation. Requirements may include but not be limited to award and enterprise agreements, industrial relations, Australian Standards, confidentiality and privacy, OHS, the environment, equal opportunity, anti-discrimination, relevant industry codes of practice, duty of care and heritage

OHS requirements

are to be in accordance with Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures. Requirements may include but not be limited to the use of personal protective equipment and clothing, fire fighting equipment, First Aid equipment, hazard and risk control and elimination, control of hazardous materials and substances, manual handling, including lifting and carrying

Organisational requirements

may include but not be limited to legal, organisational and site guidelines, policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility, quality assurance, procedural manuals, quality and continuous improvement processes and standards, OHS, emergency and evacuation, ethical standards, recording and reporting, access and equity principles and practices, equipment use, maintenance and storage, environmental management (waste disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines)


Workplace procedures relating to the use and operation of tools and equipment

Workplace instructions, including job sheets, plans, drawings and designs

Workplace procedures relating to reporting and communications

Manufacturer instructions for the use of equipment and materials

Tools and equipment

may include knives, angle grinder, scrapers, saws, hammers, mallets and chisels, staple gun, bolsters, hand brush and brooms, vacuum cleaners, trowels, scribers, rollers, spatulas, gauging tools, laser levels, sealers, drills, mixing paddles, gas bottle and gun, hot air welding gun, drop saw, nail gun, buckets, moisture meters and material pumps

equipment and machines may include grinders, demolition equipment, scarifiers, shot blasters and cutting equipment


are to include but are not limited to soft underlays, carpet gripper strips, metal mouldings, tapes, adhesives, nails, plug, staples and primers


may include solvent and water-based contact, construction adhesive, latex/resin/acrylic

Hazards and risks

may include dust inhalation, power sources and leads, flying debris, fume inhalation, trips, falls, lack of control during pouring, machine safety, vibration (direct and indirect consequences)


may include the following:

dust and fumes extraction systems

isolation through testing, distance, barriers, entry limits, signage

power source protection such as earth leakage, coded leads

debris protections such as machine guards, skirts, distance, access controls

pour protection through area sealing and plugs

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Applicable legislative, OHS and organisational requirements relevant to the establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment are verified and complied with 
Instructions and/or plans are read and interpreted to identify the process which will be undertaken to complete work tasks 
Tools and equipment to be used are identified and their operating characteristics are analysed 
The flooring materials to be used, including adhesives are identified and their characteristics analysed 
Work area conditions are analysed to identify/recognise potential hazards 
Relevant safety systems information is accessed and analysed to eliminate situations covered by existing and adequate procedures 
The type and scope of unresolved hazards and their likely impact are recognised 
Likelihood of the event happening is considered and determined 
Consequence if the event should occur is evaluated and determined 
Risk level (likelihood and consequence combined) is considered and determined 
Range of treatments which may eliminate or minimise the risk are identified 
All possible options for resolution of the problem/dealing with the risk are identified and considered 
Feasible options are subject to detailed analysis including the identification of resource requirements 
Most appropriate treatment for dealing with the situation is selected 
The course of action /treatment is planned and prepared in detail 
Resources required for the treatment are acquired or obtained 
Safety information and procedures are accessed and applied throughout the operations 
The treatment is implemented 
Information on the treatment and implementation is communicated to the relevant people 


Assessment Cover Sheet

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