Use explosive power tools (EPT)

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BCGCM2007B, 'Use explosive power tools (EPT)'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Plan and prepare


Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details are obtained, confirmed and applied


Safety requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies


Signage/barricade requirements are identified and implemented


Plant, tools and equipment 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


Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans and/or specifications


Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use


Environmental protection requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and regulatory obligations and applied


Set out fasteners


Minimum distances from edge of substrate material are adhered to in accordance with legislation/regulations/codes of practice


Material is located and temporarily held or fixed into designed position according to detailed drawings


Use explosive power tools


Explosive power tool is checked for operation to manufacturers' specifications and safety requirements


Fastener is selected to requirements of job


Charge is selected to assessed requirements for material, base and penetration


Attachments and/or accessories are installed to explosive power tool in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and safety requirements


Fastener and charge in explosive power tool are located to manufacturers' specification


Explosive power tool operation is carried out and fastener fixed into place in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, legislation/regulations/codes of practice


Fastening penetration is checked and appropriate depth into material applied


Power regulating device is adjusted for conditions


Misfire procedures is carried out to manufacturers' recommendations and legislation/regulations/codes of practice


Temporary holding/fixings are removed without damage to material


Secure and store equipment and charges


Charges are stored in designated container in accordance with legislation/regulations/codes of practice and used charges recorded


Unused fasteners, the EPT and attachments are stored in a carry case to manufacturers recommendations


Log book is checked and maintenance recorded to manufacturers recommendations


Maintain EPT and kit


Safety features of the tool are checked for serviceability in accordance with manufacturers operating manual


Tool is cleaned and lubricated to manufacturers recommendations


Periodic maintenance service is carried out to manufacturers specifications


Diminished stocks of charges and fasteners are replenished to designed effectiveness of power tool kit


Clean up


Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation/regulations/codes of practice and job specification


Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and standard work practices

Qualifications and Skillsets

BCGCM2007B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance