Operate a truss press

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 FPICOT3243B, 'Operate a truss press'.
Google Links
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Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for pressing

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to operating a truss press are identified and followed

1.2. Work order and construction plans are reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of material and assembly hardware to be pressed are collected

1.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer recommendations

1.5. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Set up components

2.1. Timber components are selected from pre-cut material in line with the cutting list

2.2. Components are positioned and clamped in the press ready for joining with allowable faults, joins and grain in line with construction standards and grading rules

2.3. Components are set to include camber adjustments, overhang and other design requirements

2.4. Defective components are rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.5. Components are temporarily fastened to maintain alignment during setup procedure

2.6. Assembly hardware is located and selected in line with the construction plans and standards

2.7. Hardware is positioned on joints and installed ready for pressing

3. Press trusses

3.1. Pre-startup checks are carried out on equipment in line with site requirements

3.2. Press cycle times and pressures are set and adjusted for production requirements

3.3. Pressed trusses are checked for abnormalities and assembly faults are corrected in line with site procedures

3.4. Unload and reload cycles are performed

3.5. Pressed and finished trusses are regularly assessed and necessary changes to assembly and pressing processes are actioned

3.6. Pressed trusses with abnormalities are dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

3.7. Pressing process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

4. Prepare products for despatch and report

4.1. Finished product is checked and labelled in line with the work order

4.2. Components are removed from jigs and safely stacked in a designated location in line with work order requirements

4.3. Finished product is removed from press and safely strapped and stacked ready for transportation

4.4. Strapping waste is minimised and dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

4.5. Equipment faults are recognised and reported in line with site procedures

4.6. Records and reports are accurately completed, processed and maintained in line with workplace procedures


Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3243B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI20710 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
  • FPI30910 - Certificate III Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture