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Elements and Performance Criteria
|This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.|
|Regulatory framework||The latest version of all legislation, regulations, industry codes of practice and Australian/international standards, or the version specified by the local regulatory authority, must be used.|
Applicable legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice include:health, safety and environmental (HSE) legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, equipment and production processes and hazardous materialsAustralian/international standards relevant to the materials being used and products being made any relevant licence and certification requirements.
All operations to which this unit applies are subject to stringent HSE requirements, which may be imposed through state/territory or federal legislation, and these must not be compromised at any time. Where there is an apparent conflict between performance criteria and such requirements the legislative requirements take precedence.
|All operations must be performed in accordance with relevant procedures.|
Procedures are written, verbal, visual, computer-based or in some other form, and include one or any combination of:manufacturer's technical information job cardsdrawingsemergency procedureswork instructionsstandard operating procedures (SOPs)safe work method statements (SWMS)formulas/recipesbatch sheetstemporary instructionsany similar instructions provided for the smooth running of the plant.
|Hazards must be identified and controlled. Identifying hazards requires consideration of:heat, smoke, dust, vapours or other atmospheric hazardsweight, shape, volume of materials to be handledhazardous products and materialssharp edges, protrusions or obstructionsslippery surfaces, spills or leakselectricitygasgases and liquids under pressure noiserotational equipment or vibrationplant services (steam, condensate, cooling water, etc)structural hazardsequipment failuresmachinery, equipment and product masslimited head spaces or overhangs working at heightsworking in restricted or confined spacesother hazards that might arise.|
|Routine and non-routine problems must be resolved.|
Routine problems are predictable and have known solutions.
Non-routine problems are unexpected problems or variations of previous problems.
Non-routine problems must be resolved by applying operational knowledge to develop new solutions, either individually or in collaboration with relevant experts, to:determine problems needing actiondetermine possible fault causesdevelop solutions to problems which do not have a known solutionfollow through items initiated until final resolution has occurredreport problems outside area of responsibility to designated person.
Operational knowledge includes one or more of:procedurestrainingtechnical information, such as journals and engineering specificationsremembered experiencerelevant knowledge obtained from appropriate people.
Tools and equipment
|Tools and equipment include:block moulds and working mouldscases and frameshand and power toolsjigs and fixturesmaster diesmixing equipmentmodels.|
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:read and interpret drawings, production schedules, job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information establish specifications for devices, including:modelsblock mouldsworking mouldsdiesdesign and make models to specificationsproduce block moulds, working moulds and dies select and prepare and use materials, fittings, tools and equipmentmonitor key variables, including:raw materials/mixshape dimensionsshrinkagestrengthdevice integrity and conformance to specification of the moulding itemmake adjustments/repairs to ensure device and meets quality and production output specificationsidentify hazards and apply relevant hazard controlshandle/store devicesapply safety proceduresÂ· apply housekeeping proceduresÂ· recognise out-of-specification products, process problems and materials faultsresolve routine and non-routine problemsidentify when the operator is able to rectify problems, when assistance is required and who is the appropriate source for assistancetake action to resolve problems or report them to appropriate personneldistinguish between possible causes of routine problems, including:incorrect materialsvariations in materials equipment malfunctionprocedure errorsincorrect specifications communicate effectively with team/work group and supervisorscomplete workplace recordsdo basic arithmetical manipulations, including additions, subtractions, divisions, fractions and percentages.