Undertake basic skirting of alpaca fleece

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for skirting

1.1 Assemble and check all tools, equipment and materials required for the task

1.2 Identify work health and safety hazards and report to the supervisor

1.3 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment

1.4 Follow site quarantine and other biosecurity protocols

1.5 Take midside fleece samples from each alpaca prior to shearing

2. Collect fleece during shearing

2.1 Use safe work practices at all times

2.2 Pick fleece up as blanket, neck and pieces during shearing

2.3 Keep blanket, neck and pieces and weigh separately, label and record weight

2.4 Discard severely contaminated fleece

2.5 Carry blanket to classing table to enable skirting

3. Skirt saddles under supervision and according to industry guidelines

3.1 Throw blanket lightly onto classing table exposing entire fleece so as to enable loose sand or dirt to fall through without disturbing structure of saddle

3.2 Remove fleece with excessive medullation, or not consistent with general style, character, micron and length of staples and place in pieces bag

3.3 Discard Fleece with major faults and of No Commercial Value (NCV)

4. Process neck pieces and finalise operation

4.1 Separate individual pieces into small bags

4.2 Place small bags containing pieces into a larger bag regardless of colour, micron or length

4.3 Place neck pieces in appropriate classing line

4.4 Seek feedback on work done from supervisor and note any required improvements for future action