DEMOLITION Maintain and set up a concrete cutter, industry

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DEMOLITION
Maintain and set up a concrete cutter,
and cut concrete in the demolition
industry
level:
3
credit:
5
planned review date:
November 2007
sub-field:
Civil Works and Services
purpose:
People credited with this unit standard are able to maintain
and set up equipment, and cut concrete on a demolition site.
entry information:
Open.
accreditation option:
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.
moderation option:
A centrally established and directed national moderation
system has been set up by Infrastructure ITO.
special notes:
1
Definitions
site safety plan is defined as a building and workplace
specific document that demonstrates an organisation’s
means of compliance with the Health and Safety in
Employment Act 1992 and includes but is not limited to
the following:

assignment of responsibilities for on site
implementation

hazard identification methods

accident investigation and report methods

site emergency procedures

site communication strategy

strategy for the coordination of on site trade
activities

site audit procedures;
manufacturer’s guidelines - the documentation provided
by the manufacturer relating to use and care of the
equipment;
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workplace practice - must meet codes of practice and
documented site safety procedures for personal,
product, and worksite safety when using hand tools. In
the event that documented site safety procedures are
not available, work practices must conform to the
requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment
Act 1992, and the Occupational Safety and Health
Service of the Department of Labour Approved Code of
Practice for Demolition 1994, the Electrical Regulations
1997 - and its Codes of Practice and their subsequent
amendments. Contact information for the Occupational
Safety and Health Service of the Department of Labour
can be found on their web site http://www.osh.govt.nz
2
The following legislation, manuals, codes, specifications
and their subsequent amendments must be complied
with:
Building Act 1991;
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996;
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992;
Heath and Safety in Employment (Asbestos)
Regulations 1998;
Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995;
Historic Places Act 1993;
Resource Management Act 1991;
Building Regulations 1992;
Explosives Regulations 1959;
Hazardous Substances (Fireworks, Safety Ammunition,
and Other Explosives Transfer) Regulations 2003;
Toxic Substances Regulations 1983;
New Zealand Statutes, Statutory Regulations and Local
and Private Acts can be found on the Interim Website of
New Zealand Legislation http://www.legislation.govt.nz
Approved Code of Practice for Demolition, 1994,
Occupational Safety and Health Service of the
Department of Labour;
Approved Code of Practice for the Safe Erection and
Use of Scaffolding, 1995, Occupational Safety and
Health Service of the Department of Labour;
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Guidelines for the Management and Removal of
Asbestos, 1999, Occupational Safety and Health
Service of the Department of Labour;
Approved Code of Practice for the Management of
Substances Hazardous to Health (MOSHH) in the
Place of Work, 1997, Occupational Safety and Health
Service of the Department of Labour, contact
information for the Occupational Safety and Health
Service of the Department of Labour can be found on
their web site http://www.osh.govt.nz
BS: 6187:2000 Code of practice for demolition, contact
information for British Standards Institute can be found
on their web site http://www.bsi.org.uk/index.xalter
AS/NZS 4576:1995 Guidelines for scaffolding;
NZS 4203:1992 General Structural Design and Design
Loadings for Buildings;
NZS 6803:1999: Acoustics - Construction Noise,
contact information for Standards New Zealand can be
found on their web site
http://www.standards.co.nz/index.asp
AS 2601-2001 Demolition of Structures, contact
information for the Standards Australia and joint AS/NZ
standards can be found on the web site
http://www.standards.com.au/catalogue/Script/search.a
sp
Contract documents.
3
Assessment against this unit standard must be
undertaken in a demolition workplace.
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Elements and Performance Criteria
element 1
Undertake routine maintenance of concrete cutting equipment and attachments.
performance criteria
1.1
Concrete cutting equipment and attachments are checked prior to use in
accordance with workplace practice.
1.2
Concrete cutting equipment and attachments are serviced routinely in
accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
1.3
Concrete cutting equipment and attachments are cleaned at the conclusion of
each operation, and at the end of the day in accordance with workplace
practice.
1.4
Breakdowns are dealt with in accordance with workplace practice.
1.5
Maintenance operations are carried out with hazard control procedures in place
for identified hazards in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, site
safety plan, the Approved Code of Practice for Demolition, 1994, and the Health
and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
element 2
Set up for cutting concrete.
performance criteria
2.1
Locations for cutting concrete are marked out, and structure checked in
accordance with workplace practice.
2.2
Information on the location of existing reinforcing is obtained in accordance with
workplace practice.
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2.3
Blades and accessories are selected and fitted in accordance with
manufacturer's instructions and workplace practice.
Range:
depth, width, diameter, wet or dry.
2.4
The concrete cutting equipment is set up in accordance with manufacturer's
instructions, and workplace practice.
2.5
Set up operations are carried out with hazard control procedures in place for
identified hazards in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, site
safety plan, the Approved Code of Practice for Demolition, 1994, and the Health
and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
element 3
Cut concrete on a demolition site.
performance criteria
3.1
The concrete is cut where marked in accordance with job specifications, and
workplace practice.
3.2
Concrete structures are supported, and debris is removed in accordance with
workplace practice.
3.3
Wastewater and waste concrete are disposed of in accordance with workplace
practice.
3.4
Concrete cutting operations are carried out with hazard control procedures in
place for identified hazards in accordance with manufacturer’s
recommendations, site safety plan, and the Health and Safety in Employment
Act 1992.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact Infrastructure ITO [email protected] if you wish to suggest changes
to the content of this unit standard.
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Please Note
Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority or a delegated interinstitutional body before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards
or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before
they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for providers wishing to
develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and
assessors, and special resource requirements.
This unit standard is covered by AMAP 0101 which can be accessed at
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
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