Produce fibrous plasterboard

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare the production area

1.1. Ensure the production area is clean and free from debris and waste

1.2. Ensure the production area is ready to receive the plaster mixture and that all equipment is ready

1.3. Apply stripping agent to the production facility to ensure ease of removal of the product after setting of the plaster mix

2. Mix plaster

2.1. Ensure that appropriate materials are available to facilitate mixing and production of plaster mix

2.2. Check that the mixer is clean and free from debris and that there are no obstructions or contaminants present

2.3. Check that the mixing equipment is safe to use

2.4. Introduce materials to the mixer and add temper water to specification

2.5. Mix the plaster for the required time and consistency

2.6. Discharge the mixed plaster from the mixer when it reaches the desired consistency

3. Produce fibrous plasterboard

3.1. Insert the fibre into the plaster mix

3.2. Form the plasterboard to the desired size and screed off

3.3. Check the plaster sheets for entrapped air or the inclusion of unwanted materials or contamination

3.4. Ensure product is of the required uniform thickness

3.5. Allow the product to dry and prepare to strip the product

4. Strip and finish the product

4.1. Cut the finished product to the required dimensions

4.2. Strip the product and inspect for imperfections and distortion

4.3. Hang the product for final drying

4.4. Remove the product from the dryer and undertake final inspection

4.5. Stack the product according to size and prepare for storage or shipment

5. Control hazards

5.1. Identify hazards in mixing and casting areas

5.2. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

5.3. Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures and duty of care

6. Respond to problems

6.1. Identify possible problems in equipment or process

6.2. Determine problems needing action

6.3. Determine possible fault causes

6.4. Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

6.5. Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

6.6. Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC552072B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC20110 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products