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Using and maintaining framing power tools


Overview
This intermediate level standard provides the learner with the information and skills to safely and competently use and maintain framing power tools.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/Scope

This standard will provide the attendee with the information and skills to safely and competently use and maintain framing power tools.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
  • select, store and maintain power tools
  • use specific framing power tools

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • operative and craft

Candidate pre-requisites

It is expected that the candidate will be employed within the oak frame industry or have significant relevant carpentry experience.

Instruction/Supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • successfully completed training to this standard
  • at least 10 years relevant industrial experience
  • a verifiable CV

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • workshop

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment and knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard. 

Approved training organisations will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal/refresher

There is no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

April 2019

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Select, fit and use the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), store, maintain and report defects in training and work equipment

Will be able to Identify the correct PPE and understand storage, maintenance and employer damage reporting procedures for:

  • safety footwear
  • safety gloves
  • safety eyewear
  • RPE/dust masks
  • knee protectors
  • hearing protectors
  • hard hats
  • high visibility clothing

Be familiar with Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) regulations, workshop hazard identification, safe working conditions.

Select and use the appropriate hand-held power tool safely and effectively and will be able to store, maintain, identify and/or correct defects in the equipment

 

For each of the range of power tools described below, candidates should be able to:

  • select and use the appropriate power tool for a given task
  • select and use appropriate PPE for the tool and the task
  • use the tool safely without causing a hazard to themselves or to others
  • use the tool effectively and efficiently showing an appropriate level of skill and knowledge
  • store the tool in a suitable way to avoid damage or hazard
  • maintain the tool in good working order, identify and/or correct any defects

Power mortiser

  • Pre-use checks including: flex and plug safety, electrical test certificate & general condition.
  • Check correct specification of chain and bar.
  • Check for sharpness of chain.
  • Describe how to remove and replace chains.
  • Set up the machine according to manufacturer’s instructions ie for correct chain tension.
  • Explain how to check guards and fences are in place and operating correctly.
  • Describe how to check waste removal is operating correctly.
  • Explain how to check lubrication as required by user manual, and workshop practise.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe working environment with regards to work positioning, stools, blocks or benches, power lines, access routes, trip hazards, proximity to other personnel.
  • Use the tool according to safe and efficient best practise.
  • Explain the workshop procedure for putting a faulty tool out of use.
  • Describe how to fit and maintain guide accessories.

Circular saw

  • Pre-use checks including: flex and plug safety, electrical test certificate, general condition.
  • Check for sharpness of blade.
  • Describe how to remove and replace blade.
  • Set up the machine according to manufacturer’s instructions ie check circular saw for riving knife position.
  • Explain how to check guards and fences are in place and operating correctly.
  • Describe how to check waste removal is operating correctly.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe working environment with regards to work positioning, stools, blocks or benches, power lines, access routes, trip hazards, proximity to other personnel.
  • Explain how to safely adjust height and tilt of cut.
  • Explain risk of “kickback” and how to avoid it.
  • Use the tool according to safe and efficient best practise.
  • Explain the workshop procedure for putting a faulty tool out of use.

 

Drill

  • Pre-use checks including: flex and plug safety, electrical test certificate, general condition.
  • Explain how to check condition of auger bit and sharpen if required.
  • Describe how to remove and replace the auger bit.
  • Explain how to check side handles are properly adjusted and secured.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe working environment with regards to work positioning, stools, blocks or benches, power lines, access routes, trip hazards, proximity to other personnel.
  • Describe the risk of bit “snatching” and how to avoid it.
  • Use the tool according to safe and efficient best practise.
  • Explain the workshop procedure for putting a faulty tool out of use.

Hand held bandsaw

  • Explain pre-use checks including: flex and plug safety, electrical test certificate & general condition.
  • Check for sharpness and condition of blade.
  • Describe how to remove and replace blade.
  • Set up the machine according to manufacturer’s instructions ie check saw for correct blade tension.
  • Explain how to check guards and fences are in place and operating correctly.
  • Describe how to check lubrication as required by user manual, workshop practise.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe working environment with regards to work positioning, stools, blocks or benches, power lines, access routes, trip hazards, proximity to other personnel.
  • Use the tool according to safe and efficient best practise.
  • Explain the workshop procedure for putting a faulty tool out of use.

Beam planer

  • Explain pre-use checks including: flex and plug safety, electrical test certificate, general condition.
  • Check for sharpness of knives.
  • Describe how to remove and replace knives.
  • Set up the machine according to manufacturer’s instructions ie check planer table alignment and knife adjustment.
  • Describe how to check waste removal is operating correctly.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe working environment with regards to work positioning, stools, blocks or benches, power lines, access routes, trip hazards, proximity to other personnel.
  • Use the tool according to safe and efficient best practise.
  • Explain the workshop procedure for putting a faulty tool out of use.

Beam saw

  • Explain pre-use checks including: flex and plug safety, electrical test certificate & general condition.
  • Check for sharpness of blade.
  • Describe how to remove and replace blade.
  • Set up the machine according to manufacturer’s instructions ie check circular saw for riving knife position.
  • Describe how to check guards and fences are in place and operating correctly.
  • Describe how to check waste removal is operating correctly.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe working environment with regards to work positioning, stools, blocks or benches, power lines, access routes, trip hazards, proximity to other personnel.
  • Explain how to safely adjust height and tilt of cut.
  • Understand risk of “kickback” and how to avoid it
  • Use the tool according to safe and efficient best practise.
  • Explain the workshop procedure for putting a faulty tool out of use.

 

Slotter

  • Explain pre-use checks including: flex and plug safety, electrical test certificate & general condition.
  • Check correct specification of chain and bar.
  • Check for sharpness of chain.
  • Describe how to remove and replace chain
  • Set up the machine according to manufacturer’s instructions ie for correct chain tension.
  • Describe how to check guards and fences are in place and operating correctly.
  • Explain how to check waste removal is operating correctly.
  • Explain how to check lubrication as required by user manual, and workshop practise.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe working environment with regards to work positioning, stools, blocks or benches, power lines, access routes, trip hazards, proximity to other personnel.
  • Use the tool according to safe and efficient best practise.
  • Describe the workshop procedure for putting a faulty tool out of use.
  • Explain how to fit and maintain guide accessories.

Additional information

Recommended reading:

OAK FRAMED BUILDINGS – Rupert Newman

FRAMING ROOFS – The best of Fine Homebuilding

BARNS OF RURAL BRITAIN –Graham Hughes ISBN 0-906969-36-0

TIMBER FRAME – Ted Benson ISBN 1-56158-281-6

TIMBER FRAMED BUILDINGS – John Bailey Bed Bucks and Cam Historic Building Research Group

CONSERVATION OF TIMBER BUILDINGS – F. W. B. Charles ISBN 0-7487-0376-4

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