Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

FWPCOT3216 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Assess and maintain saw performance

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency FWPCOT3216 - Assess and maintain saw performance
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to assess, test, verify and rectify cutting problems for chipping and sawing machines, saw blades, knives and associated equipment. Work is completed in a wood products factory setting.The unit applies to Sawdoctor, Saw Repairer. No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

The following resources must be made available:

sawing tools for assessment and maintenance which includes one or more of the following:

band saws

circular saws

gang saws

chippers

canters

personal protective equipment suitable for assessing and maintaining saw performance

equipment fault and cutting performance records

template documents for recording and reporting cutting problems, the fault diagnosis process and rectification outcomes

organisational policies and procedures for assessing and maintaining saw performance.

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessor requirements

Assessors must:

hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and

be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and

be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Inspect and test saw and equipment
  • Obtain information relating to current and past performance problems and review to assess process problems.
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness.
  • Observe saw and equipment under operating conditions to determine extent of problems.
  • Examine timber fed through saw to determine potential causes of cutting problem.
  • Lock-out equipment and inspect saw and equipment to identify worn, broken and loose components.
       
Element: Assess technical performance
  • Compare technical performance against other equipment.
  • Assess technical performance of sawing operation to identify future improvements and feasibility of options for new equipment.
  • Obtain endorsement from appropriate personnel for identified improvements.
       
Element: Rectify saw problems
  • Identify characteristics of occurring problems and diagnose possible causes.
  • Refer to other trades and operations personnel to validate assessed causes.
  • Canvass responses and discuss with relevant personnel to identify and agree on preferred option.
  • Implement selected course of action, review cutting results and communicate to appropriate personnel.
  • Record and report causes of cutting problems and action taken in line with organisational procedures.
       


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.

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Inspect and test saw and equipment

1.1 Obtain information relating to current and past performance problems and review to assess process problems.

1.2 Select appropriate personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

1.3 Observe saw and equipment under operating conditions to determine extent of problems.

1.4 Examine timber fed through saw to determine potential causes of cutting problem.

1.5 Lock-out equipment and inspect saw and equipment to identify worn, broken and loose components.

2. Assess technical performance

2.1 Compare technical performance against other equipment.

2.2 Assess technical performance of sawing operation to identify future improvements and feasibility of options for new equipment.

2.3 Obtain endorsement from appropriate personnel for identified improvements.

3. Rectify saw problems

3.1 Identify characteristics of occurring problems and diagnose possible causes.

3.2 Refer to other trades and operations personnel to validate assessed causes.

3.3 Canvass responses and discuss with relevant personnel to identify and agree on preferred option.

3.4 Implement selected course of action, review cutting results and communicate to appropriate personnel.

3.5 Record and report causes of cutting problems and action taken in line with organisational procedures.

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. If a specific volume or frequency is not stated below, then evidence must be provided that the following requirements have been performed on at least one occasion:

follow organisational policies and procedures relevant to assessing and maintaining saw performance

assess saw problems through information gathering, testing and inspecting equipment, and assessing possible causes

select and implementing the correct course of action to rectify saw problems

complete a basic report providing details of cutting problems, the fault diagnosis process and rectification outcomes.

A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

purpose, features and operation of sawing tools including:

band saws

circular saws

gang saws

chippers

canters

typical causes of damage and poor saw performance:

forcing timber through the equipment

damage from foreign matter

incorrect operating speeds

oversized material removal

incorrect setting of equipment

poor sharpening or setting of saw blades

methods for:

assessing condition of saw blades and performance of equipment

diagnosing causes of damage and poor performance

rectifying problems and improving saw performance.

organisational procedures specific to assessing and maintaining saw performance:

workplace health and safety with particular emphasis on equipment lock out and use of personal protective equipment

communication reporting lines

recording and reporting cutting problems, the fault diagnosis process and rectification outcomes.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Inspect and test saw and equipment

1.1 Obtain information relating to current and past performance problems and review to assess process problems.

1.2 Select appropriate personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

1.3 Observe saw and equipment under operating conditions to determine extent of problems.

1.4 Examine timber fed through saw to determine potential causes of cutting problem.

1.5 Lock-out equipment and inspect saw and equipment to identify worn, broken and loose components.

2. Assess technical performance

2.1 Compare technical performance against other equipment.

2.2 Assess technical performance of sawing operation to identify future improvements and feasibility of options for new equipment.

2.3 Obtain endorsement from appropriate personnel for identified improvements.

3. Rectify saw problems

3.1 Identify characteristics of occurring problems and diagnose possible causes.

3.2 Refer to other trades and operations personnel to validate assessed causes.

3.3 Canvass responses and discuss with relevant personnel to identify and agree on preferred option.

3.4 Implement selected course of action, review cutting results and communicate to appropriate personnel.

3.5 Record and report causes of cutting problems and action taken in line with organisational procedures.

Not Applicable

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
Obtain information relating to current and past performance problems and review to assess process problems. 
Select appropriate personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness. 
Observe saw and equipment under operating conditions to determine extent of problems. 
Examine timber fed through saw to determine potential causes of cutting problem. 
Lock-out equipment and inspect saw and equipment to identify worn, broken and loose components. 
Compare technical performance against other equipment. 
Assess technical performance of sawing operation to identify future improvements and feasibility of options for new equipment. 
Obtain endorsement from appropriate personnel for identified improvements. 
Identify characteristics of occurring problems and diagnose possible causes. 
Refer to other trades and operations personnel to validate assessed causes. 
Canvass responses and discuss with relevant personnel to identify and agree on preferred option. 
Implement selected course of action, review cutting results and communicate to appropriate personnel. 
Record and report causes of cutting problems and action taken in line with organisational procedures. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

FWPCOT3216 - Assess and maintain saw performance
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