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Place and form concrete kerb, channel and fixtures

Unit Descriptor This unit covers the placing and forming of concrete kerbs, channels and fixtures in the civil construction industry. It includes planning and preparing, setting out and preparing for construction/installation, forming kerb and barrier strips, pouring concrete to installed formwork, finishing kerbs, channels and fixtures, installing pre-cast concrete units, repairing kerb, gutters and median barrier strips, 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 environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan, and confirm and apply to the allotted task

2 . Set out and prepare for construction/ installation

  1. Identify and protect existing services to prevent damage

  2. Set out location of kerb, channel and/or fixtures to dimensions from drawings and specifications or to pre-set pegs

  3. Set out driveways and other inverts

  4. Check grades to ensure correct fall

  5. Construct formwork and check to ensure compliance with specifications

  6. Complete services and conduit preparation in accordance with relevant procedures

3 . Form kerb and barrier strips

  1. Maintain vertical and horizontal alignment during concrete placement

  2. Place concrete accurately to string line

  3. Maintain concrete to specified standard

  4. Mix and apply mortar at quality and quantity to achieve specified finish

4 . Pour concrete to installed formwork

  1. Place and compact concrete into formwork

  2. Finish surface to alignment specifications

  3. Remove face formwork without damage to concrete following concrete set

5 . Finish kerbs, channels and fixtures

  1. Finish job to shape in accordance with specifications or to the relevant Australian standard

  2. Finish concrete to specified quality and texture

  3. Position expansion, construction and dowel joints to specification

  4. Cure and protect finished work during process

6 . Install pre-cast concrete units

  1. Prepare base section and finish to specification for pre-cast unit installation

  2. Install and join pre-cast concrete units

7 . Repair kerb, gutters and median, barrier strips

  1. Identify damaged areas, assess repair requirements and carefully remove or repair damaged section

  2. Set up formwork or slip form machine and use to replace removed section

  3. Place concrete accurately to correct alignment using concrete to the specified mix

  4. Finish concrete to specification matching the shape of the kerb or gutter in place

  5. Clear, backfill and finish area

8 . Clean up

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

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

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?
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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 locations may include:

Tools may include:

Environmental protection requirements may include:

Kerb, channel and/or fixtures may include:

Drawings may include:

Services and conduits 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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