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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for job
  2. Set up delivery systems
  3. Set up machine for basic single or continuous folding
  4. Set up in-line units for basic processes
  5. Conduct sample run

Range Statement

This section 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.

Delivery systems MUST include EITHER:




Setting up and adjusting MUST include EITHER:

unwind and rewind reels

webbing procedures

web control systems

splicing/joining reels


feeder and delivery

sheet pick-up and transportation

transfer system

sheet transfer and control system

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

demonstrate all safety devices on the machinery

correctly set up machines for basic folding for TWO jobs (if possible using different sizes and weights of substrate) EITHER with a single fold to run continuously OR a single quire fold on a sheet gather/stitch/fold/trim machine OR an automatic web-fed machine to achieve a single fold according to manufacturer’s and job specifications, enterprise procedures and listed performance criteria.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

explain the work health and safety factors that must be considered when:

setting up and/or operating machine transport systems

setting folder transportation and delivery systems

setting up and/or adjusting the folding unit

adjusting machine units

explain folding requirements information that would be found in the job documentation or production control system

for reel systems only, identify areas of the reel stand to monitor to ensure trouble-free operation

for sheet systems only, identify areas of the sheet-fed transportation system to monitor to ensure trouble-free operation

identify areas of the delivery system to observe to prevent damage to the finished product

list ways folded sheets can be secured for dispatch

explain communication to instigate if the:

job is out-of-square

ink is too wet for production

job does not coincide with the sample

explain how to avoid substrate scratching/scuffing during transportation

list problems to expect if the machine is running too fast

determine checks of roller pressures for correctness

explain the adjustment if the sheet is out-of-square

explain possible reasons for the sheet being out-of-square, and adjustments required if the sheet will not leave the folding unit

explain the adjustment to ensure sheets are not smudging/scuffing

list steps to ensure correct alignment of in-line processes/units

explain adjustments to keep units correctly positioned

identify segments of the product to inspect at sample run completion to ensure product quality

identify machine manuals, safety and other documentation relevant to this task, where they are kept, and the information included in them.