- CPCCSF2003A - Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge to use oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment to cut and bend materials for steelfixing applications, which includes working with others and as a member of a team. It does not involve specialist welding techniques.
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Plan and prepare.
1.1. Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details are obtained from relevant information, confirmed and applied to the scope of work performed.
1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.
1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.
1.4. Plant, tools and equipment are selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.
1.5. Materials quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements.
1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.
1.7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and legislative authority obligations and applied.
2. Set up and test equipment.
2.1. Correct fire extinguisher is selected and located to be readily accessible prior to and during operations.
2.2. Regulators are attached to oxy and acetylene bottles in accordance with manufacturer specifications and OHS regulations.
2.3. Lines are purged to manufacturer recommendations prior to lighting up.
2.4. Equipment is tested for leaks and corrective action undertaken or faults reported.
2.5. Correct pressures and cutting tips are selected in accordance with material to be cut and manufacturer specifications.
3. Cut material.
3.1. Material is accurately marked and secured or clamped ready for cutting.
3.2. Torch is lit correctly and safely according to manufacturer specifications.
3.3. Setting of flame is adjusted for cutting to manufacturer recommendations.
3.4. Correct cutting position is adopted during cutting to set-out mark.
4. Heat and bend material.
4.1. Material is accurately marked and securely clamped ready for cutting.
4.2. Torch is lit correctly and safely according to manufacturer specifications.
4.3. Heat is applied to specified material and weakening effects of the heating process are minimised.
4.4. Material is bent to specification and correctly cooled.
5. Shut down.
5.1. Torch is switched off according to manufacturer specifications.
5.2. Gas supply is shut off according to manufacturer specifications.
6. Clean up.
6.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
6.2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.
Required skills for this unit are:
communication skills to:
read and interpret:
documentation from a variety of sources
drawings and specifications
use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals
identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials
mathematical and numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations
organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work
teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
technological skills to:
use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones
voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.
Required knowledge for this unit is:
construction and steelfixing terminology
job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
material safety data sheets (MSDS)
materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management
oxy acetylene and LPG heating and cutting equipment set-up and operating techniques
oxy acetylene and LPG heating and cutting equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitations
plans, drawings and specifications
processes for the calculation of material requirements
types and properties of steelfixing materials
workplace and equipment safety requirements.
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.
Overview of assessment
This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
locate, interpret and apply of relevant information, standards and specifications
comply with site safety plan and OHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to workplace operations
comply with organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements
safely and effectively use tools, plant and equipment
communicate and work effectively and safely with others
use both oxy-acetylene and LPG systems to cut to specification a range of bars up to and including 36mm
heat and bend a minimum of three bars to specification including at least one 36mm bar.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.
Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.
Resource implications for assessment include:
an induction procedure and requirement
realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements
relevant specifications and work instructions
tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices
support materials appropriate to activity
workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies
material safety data sheets
research resources, including industry related systems information.
Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.
Method of assessment
Assessment methods must:
satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package
include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application
reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles
confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.
Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:
competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace
where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge
all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.
Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.
Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.
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.
diagrams or sketches
instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel
manufacturer specifications and instructions, where specified
regulatory and legislative requirements pertaining to cut and bend materials using oxy/LPG equipment
relevant Australian standards
safe work procedures relating to cut and bend materials using oxy/LPG equipment
verbal, written and graphical instructions
work schedules, plans and specifications.
Scope of work:
cutting of steel includes cutting up of waste for salvage, cutting reinforcement steel and cutting holes in plate
bending includes reinforcement steel
all work is to conform to the requirements of relevant Australian standards.
Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with state and territory legislation and regulations and project safety plan and may include:
emergency procedures, including extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements and evacuation
handling activities that may require the assistance of others or the use of manual or mechanical lifting devices where size, weight or other issues, such as a disability are a factor
hazardous materials and substances, including cement and curing agents
organisational first aid
PPE prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
safe operating procedures, including the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with:
cutting, grinding and welding equipment
power leads and sources
work site visitors and the public
working in confined spaces
working in proximity to others
working with metals under stress
use of firefighting equipment
use of tools and equipment
workplace environmental requirements and safety.
measuring tapes and rules
clamps and support stands.
mesh sheets of deformed bars
mesh sheets of plain bars
structural steel sections.
Quality requirements include relevant regulations, including:
internal company quality policy and standards
workplace operations and procedures.
Environmental requirements include:
dust and noise
Statutory and regulatory authorities include:
federal, state and local authorities administering the applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.
This unit contains employability skills.