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Hand spread asphalt

Unit Descriptor This unit covers the hand spreading of asphalt in the civil construction industry. It includes planning and preparing, spreading asphalt, and cleaning up. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

1 . Plan and prepare

  1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

  2. Obtain and confirm safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task

  3. Identify, obtain and implement signage requirements from the project traffic management plan

  4. Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks consistent with the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

  5. Identify, confirm and apply environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan

2 . Spread asphalt

  1. Conduct hand asphalt spreading in safe proximity to the paver

  2. Hand place asphalt to required level and line

  3. Achieve even finish when raking and construct joints to correct level

  4. Identify and repair low spots, high spots and defects in the mat

  5. Identify and report faults in the mat detected prior to or during operations

3 . Clean up

  1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

  2. Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?
How are activities planned and organised?
How are problem solving skills applied?
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?
How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

Relevant compliance documentation may include:

Safety requirements may include:

Site may include:

Traffic conditions may include:

Tools and equipment may include:

Environmental protection requirements may include:

Asphalt spreading may include:

Asphalt may include:

Joints may include:

Defects may include:

Materials may include:

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Method of assessment

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency. The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

Guidance information for assessment

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