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.
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.
Application of knowledge of the materials, equipment and process sufficient to recognise out of specification products, process problems and materials faults.
Application of the knowledge of managing risks using the hierarchy of controls applied to the steel cutting process. Application of approved hazard control and safety procedures and the use of PPE in relation to handling materials, equipment operation and cleanup.
Knowledge of organisation procedures, relevant regulatory requirements and the ability to implement them within appropriate time constraints and work standards.
Show knowledge of and skills in the operation of steel cutting equipment sufficient for the consistent production of quality products, for example:
production workflow sequences and materials demand
reasons for checking process control panels and reporting readings which do not conform to the work instructions
operation of steel cutting equipment and components
potential effects of variations in raw materials and equipment operation in relation to quality of product
waste management and importance of reusing non-conforming products wherever possible
correct selection and use of equipment, materials, processes and procedures
identify factors which may affect product quality or production output and appropriate remedies
explain the effect of unauthorised or emergency shutdown in relation to safety and production requirements.
Competence also includes the ability to:
plan own work, including predicting consequences and identifying improvements
identify when the operator is able to rectify faults, when assistance is required and who is the appropriate source for assistance
monitor equipment operation and product quality
identify and describe own role and role of others involved directly in the steel cutting process
pause or shut down equipment in abnormal circumstances
distinguish between possible causes of routine steel cutting problems such as:
incorrect quantity of materials
wrong raw materials/additives
Language, literacy and numeracy requirements
This unit requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, basic machine control panels, material labels and safety information as provided to operators.
Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms.
Basic numeracy is required, eg to determine that two 25 kg bags are needed to make up a requirement for 50 kg.
The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Add any 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.
Where reference is made to industry codes of practice, and/or Australian/international standards, the latest version must be used.
This competency applies to all steel cutting operations within the tyre sector. It includes the operation of all relevant additional equipment where that equipment is integral to the steel cutting process.
All operations are performed in accordance with procedures.
Procedures include all relevant workplace procedures, work instructions, temporary instructions and relevant industry and government codes and standards.
Tools and equipment
This competency includes use of equipment and tools such as:
steel bias cutter, shearer cutter, metallic cutter, universal cutter
hand tools used in the steel cutting process
material loading equipment used for loading and unloading of materials
relevant personal protective equipment.
Typical hazards include:
manual handling hazards.
'Respond to routine problems' means 'apply known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems'. Typical process and product problems may include:
variations in temperature, pressure, speed
variations in materials or contamination of materials
variations in materials and/or contamination of materials.
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.