This unit of competency specifies outcomes required to apply safe and effective operation of explosive power tools (EPT), used to fasten materials or fix fasteners to bases. This includes both direct action and indirect action explosive powered fastening tools.
Use Explosive Power Tools
This unit of competency supports the achievement of skills to safely and effectively use a range of EPT used in the construction industry. This unit contains employability skills. We are flexible in helping you meet your training needs for this course.
Required skills for this unit are:
- Communication skills to determine requirements, follow instructions, enable clear and direct communication, use questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, and follow instructions
- Ability to read and interpret documentation from a variety of sources and drawings and specifications
- Identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials
- Numeracy skills to make calculations and apply measurements
- Organisational skills, including the ability to plan work
- Teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of backgrounds with varying physical and mental abilities
- Technological skills to use a range of mobile technology plus voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.
Required knowledge for this unit includes:
- Construction terminology
- EPT materials, charges and fasteners
- Equipment safety manuals and instructions
- Job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
- Material safety data sheets (MSDS)
- Materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management
- Plans, specifications and drawings
- Processes for the calculation of material requirements
- Quality requirements
- Relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice
- Security and storage procedures for equipment and charges
- Types, characteristics, uses and limitations of plant, tools
This unit of competency may be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment. Simulated or project-based assessment techniques must fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, procedures and responsibilities.