Operate a continuous press

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 FPIWPP3226B, 'Operate a continuous press'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a continuous press' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for pressing

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to operating a continuous press are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of chips, flakes or fibre to be pressed is acquired from the storage location

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

1.5. Pressing process is selected in line with site procedures

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

2. Form and press board

2.1. Pre start-up checks are carried out on equipment in line with site requirements

2.2. Press pressures, temperatures and product parameters are set and adjusted for production requirements

2.3. Operational condition and set-up of former is checked to confirm mat condition

2.4. Forming equipment is checked for defects and positioned to load press in line with operating procedures

2.5. Boards are pressed while monitoring and adjusting board position, feed rate, mat condition and press condition

2.6. Size changes and line speeds are planned to meet production schedules

2.7. Pressed board and thickness changes are regularly assessed and necessary changes made to former, press set-up and blending requirements

2.8. Board samples are tested to confirm following of industry standard and to check for defects

2.9. Finished boards are transferred for further processing in line with site requirements

2.10. Finished boards with defects are rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

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

3. Shut down and clean equipment

3.1. Shutdown procedures are coordinated with designated stop time and other line operators, and followed in line with OHS legislation and site procedures

3.2. Board and forming equipment are separated and removed from press using unloading equipment

3.3. Blending equipment, press and handling equipment are stripped and cleaned in line with site operating procedures

3.4. Machine area is kept clear of foreign material, dust and debris in line with OHS requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIWPP3226B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30405 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products