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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for the work
  2. Conduct coarse sanding operations
  3. Edge sanding operations
  4. Complete housekeeping

Required Skills

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 prechecking and inspection techniques to anticipate problems to coarse sanding of timber floors to avoid rework and wastage

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 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 limited workplace technology related to the coarse sanding of timber floors including tools equipment calculators and measuring devices

Required knowledge

State or Territory OHS legislation regulations standards and codes of practice relevant to coarse sand timber flooring

organisational and site standards requirements policies and procedures for coarse sanding of timber flooring

environmental protection requirements

established communication channels and protocols

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

characteristics and requirements of timber flooring coarse sanding

type characteristics uses and limitations of coarse sanding timber flooring

types and uses of relevant tools and equipment used to conduct coarse sanding operations

workplace safety system requirements related to coarse sanding timber flooring

Evidence Required

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 coarse sanding timber floors

Interpret work order and locate 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

prevent damage to goods equipment and products

maintain required production output and product quality

minimise the risk of injury to self and others

Complete a minimum of two timber flooring preparations requiring coarse sanding

Work effectively with others

Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace context 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 offsite 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 coarse sanding timber floors

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

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.

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)

Coarse sanding of timber flooring

is to include removal of mechanical fixings, punching of nails, sanding the timber flooring to grade the surface and remove cupping, ridges, high points or deep scratches


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

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

Workplace procedures relating to reporting and communications

Manufacturer instructions for the use of equipment and materials

Mechanical fixings

are to include tacks, nails, staples and screws

Tools and equipment

are to include hammer, scrapers, punches, brooms, vacuums, leads and dust masks


are to include but are not limited to sanding belts, sanding paper, sanding discs, oil and lubricants

Coarse sanding equipment

is to include split drum and belt floor sanders, edge sander, sanding discs using 24 - 60 grit papers, oil and lubricants