Conduct bitumen sprayer operations

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 RIICBS307A, 'Conduct bitumen sprayer operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

1.2. Obtain and confirm safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task

1.3. Identify, obtain and implement signage requirements from the project traffic management plan

1.4. Select plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks consistent with the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

1.5. Identify environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan, and confirm and apply to the allotted task

2. Set up sprayer

2.1. Carry out pre-operational checks on bitumen sprayer in accordance with organisation, manufacturer or site authorised procedures

2.2. Ensure ancillary tanks are full and adequate materials are determined to perform spray operations

2.3. Check tank for prevention of contamination

2.4. Obtain and translate spraying details

2.5. Calculate spraying speed and pump rpm

2.6. Introduce correct amount of cutter

2.7. Fit appropriate number and size of jets to the spray bar

3. Load sprayer

3.1. Check previous load details for compatibility

3.2. Load tank with the prescribed type and quantity of material

3.3. Add additives and mix where required

3.4. Check temperature of the material and heat material to comply with manufacturer's specifications

3.5. Measure, calculate and record material quantities and additives

4. Operate bitumen sprayer

4.1. Carry out start-up, park and shutdown procedures in accordance with manufacturer's and site requirements

4.2. Select and modify bitumen spraying techniques to appropriately meet changing work conditions

4.3. Plan work to maximise machine coverage and minimise hand spraying

4.4. Set control valves correctly for the type of operation

4.5. Conduct, control and monitor spraying operations to ensure materials are sprayed to specification

4.6. Carry out operations adjacent to traffic in accordance with authorised traffic management controls and in a safe manner at all times

4.7. Complete spraying without damage to property or vehicles

5. Operate hand lance

5.1. Inspect hand lance to ensure correct operation

5.2. Select hand lancing techniques to match work conditions

5.3. Conduct, control and monitor hand spraying operations to ensure compliance with specification

5.4. Carry out hand spraying operations adjacent to traffic in accordance with authorised traffic management plans

6. Unload/empty sprayer

6.1. Unload or empty tank into storage or waste

6.2. Clean tank interior and spray bar in accordance with Austroads Bitumen Sealing Safety Guide

7. Carry out operator maintenance

7.1. Conduct fault finding inspections in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and organisational requirements

7.2. Maintain spray bars and nozzles in good working order

7.3. Carry out routine operational servicing and lubrication tasks to manufacturer's and organisational requirements

7.4. Maintain equipment condition reports and records

8. Clean up

8.1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

8.2. Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment