Conduct bitumen sprayer operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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
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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 RIICBS307D, 'Conduct bitumen sprayer operations'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for bitumen sprayer operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply bitumen sprayer operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5 Confirm and apply environmental protection and safety requirements

1.6 Obtain, interpret and implement traffic management signage requirements

1.7 Select and check for faults plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks

1.8 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Set up sprayer

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

2.2 Check tank for prevention of contamination

2.3 Calculate spraying speed and pump rpm

2.4 Introduce correct amount of cutter

2.5 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, heat and maintain temperature of the material

3.5 Measure, calculate and record material quantities and additives

4. Operate bitumen sprayer

4.1 Carry out start-up, park, shutdown and secure equipment procedures

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 Drive and operate equipment

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

4.7 Carry out operations adjacent to traffic

4.8 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

5.4 Carry out hand spraying operations adjacent to traffic

6. Unload/empty sprayer

6.1 Unload or empty tank into storage or waste

6.2 Clean tank interior and spray bar

7. Carry out operator maintenance

7.1 Prepare machine for maintenance

7.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding

7.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

7.4 Process written maintenance records

8. Clean up

8.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

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

8.3 Carry out housekeeping requirements