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Operate a weaving loom

Unit Descriptor The unit covers the skills and knowledge to prepare, operate and monitor a weaving loom.

1 . Assist in set-up and loading of weaving loom

  1. Loom settings are checked against product requirements .

  2. Yarns are identified, checked and tied into the loom according to manufacturer specifications.

  3. Non-conforming materials are reported.

  4. Area around loom is kept clean during setting and loading.

2 . Operate and monitor weaving loom

  1. Weaving loom is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices .

  2. Loom is monitored to ensure correct operation.

  3. Waste is sorted.

  4. Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe productive manner.

  5. Minor product process and machine faults are identified and corrected where necessary to meet specified requirements, and are reported.

  6. Major machine faults are reported.

3 . Check product quality

  1. Product is checked against quality standards.

  2. Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.

  3. Product faults are rectified or reported.

4 . Complete weaving process

  1. Product is unloaded or removed according to manufacturer specifications.

  2. Product is despatched to next process.

  3. Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner.

  4. Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.

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How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

Legislative/regulatory requirements

All work must comply with relevant Federal and State or Territory legislative or regulatory requirements.

Weaving loom may include

Product requirements may include

Yarns may be

Ties may include

OHS practices

OHS practices include hazard identification and control, risk assessment and implementation of risk reduction measures specific to the tasks described by this unit, and may relate to:

Faults may include

Evidence Guide

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered

Demonstrates skills and knowledge to:

Consistency in performance

Consistently applies skills and knowledge when:

Resource implications

Access is required to real or appropriately simulated situations, including work areas, materials and equipment, and to information on workplace practices and OHS practices.

Context for assessment

Assessment may occur on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment.

Interdependent assessment

This unit may be assessed independently or in combination with other relevant units.