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CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
This unit specifies the competency required to plan allotted tasks to maximise personal productivity on a General Construction site.
This unit includes prework planning and safe and efficient work sequencing.
Material Safety Data Sheets
No more Gaps - XM3 PDF
These give instructions about the correct use of the
- Safety requirements
- Shelf life of the product
- Clean up instructions
Information on Risk & Work
Why not have a look at the following Work Method
Statement blank PDF
Work Method Statement
(Part 1) PDF
Work Method Statement
(Part 2) PDF
Statement (Part 1) blank PDF
Method Statement contractor blank PDF
Management Plan Demolition Waste PDF
On going management of
D.C.P. for Site Environmental Management
(Reproduced with kind permission of Sutherland Shire
Work Method Statements are required for all tasks - from
the most basic task, such as using an electric drill to a
more difficult task, such as the use of a radial arm saw.
What Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be
- safety helmets
- safety shoes
- safety glasses
- ear plugs / ear muffs
- wet weather gear
- sun protection
- fall arrest systems
- back braces.
Workers (including students on work placement and work
experience) must have the three levels of Induction Training
required by WorkCover:
Before starting work on a site
- General Occupational Health & Safety for
On site inductions are the responsibility of the
employer/supervisor and are the:
- Site specific induction
- Work activity induction (Trade/task specific)
This starts well before the contract is even won, for in
order to have a competitive price, a good plan must be made.
Organise Work Time Mgmt
- Time management and the amount of materials required
for the job are the key elements of the construction
process. Careful consideration of these, together with the
estimation of overheads and expected profit, will make the
tender successful or otherwise.
This requires looking at the task to be completed,
allocating an appropriate amount of time, designating the
type of equipment and materials to be used and outlining a
work method statement and risk analysis.
At this stage, the company must also determine whether it
has the expertise to do the work.
Planning / sequencing
This means planning the logical sequence of tasks for each
Open page 24 CITB to see a bar chart of a typical job
sequence from day one to lock up stage. It shows the trade
involved and the time required to carry out the activity.
A typical trade sequence for building a timber-framed
brick veneer dwelling on a concrete slab could be:-
- Establishing site (power, water, fences, toilet)
- clearing site
- laying formwork
- laying waterproof membrane
- steel/steel inspection/termite protection
- pouring concrete/removing forms
- erecting frames and roof
- fitting windows and door frames
- installing fascia, gutter and valleys
- laying bricks
- laying roof tiles/sarking
- roughing-in electrical/plumbing/air-conditioning
- waterproofing wet area
- installing plasterboard
- installing wet area jambs/architraves (carpenter)
- laying wall and floor tiles
- continuing fix out/kitchen, vanities (carpenter)
- plumbing/electrical/air-conditioning/ finishing
- installing appliances
- cleaning out and handover
- Equipment/Material Used
This will depend on the size of the project. It is
important that people in charge are aware of changing work
practices that may improve time management. “The
Right Plant/Tool/Material for the Right Job”.
- Effects of Work Environment
Using a waste management plan should avoid any fines
levied by local authorities or the Environmental Protection
Authority (EPA) or WorkCover.
- In planning, consideration also must be given to
predicted weather conditions. Some contracts do not allow
for wet days.
- Noise is a common problem on building sites. Whilst the
working hours may be restricted by council, there may also
be a restriction on the volume of noise. Care must be taken
to restrict unnecessary noise and breaches may warrant
investigation by council or EPA.
- Consideration must be given to methods required to
suppress the dust that leaves the site. This may mean
enclosing the site and wetting down the surrounding area.
Good housekeeping is now becoming the responsibility of
all the workers on site. OHS legislation requires that
workers clean up and remove their own mess.
Examples of good housekeeping include:
- stacking loose bricks
- removal of broken tiles
- separation of various waste products using approved
- covering sand to stop contamination
- placement of cement under cover
- removal of food scraps
- cleaning facilities
- emptying full bins
No dirty run-off from the site is allowed to enter the
drains and waterways, for example:
Failure to comply with these regulations can attract huge
- cement trucks cannot wash down in the street
- trucks cannot carry dirt on their wheels out onto
- dirty water cannot be pumped into the sewerage or
- trees cannot be damaged.
There are Occupational Health & Safety and union
requirements about the cutting/lifting and placing of
Have a look at the following risk management documents:
- If there is not any legislation offering guidelines
for the use and placement of some of the newer building
products on the market, the manufacturer’s
directions and any available union or other safety
committees’ recommendations should be followed.
Timber Framing For Roofs PDF
Risk ID Working On
Identification and Risk Management PDF
and Test Plan PDF
It is becoming more and more necessary to have processes
in place that assure clients of the quality of the
company’s work. This is especially true when
tendering for government or large contract work. Quality
Assurance procedures aim to protect the consumer by
offering improved services/products.
It is essential that companies indicate compliance in
- Occupational Health and Safety regulations and their
application to workplace operations, including relevant
state regulations and legislation
- organisational policies and procedures, including
quality assurance requirements
- correct procedures prior to and during the application
of the construction process and;
- communication enabling efficient
individual/organisational work planning.
Method of Assessment
Assessors gather different types of evidence about your
level of competency. If you are working one-to-one with a
supervisor, evidence may be gathered more regularly. If you
are working in a team the evidence gathered may be more
indirect; for example, colleagues may be consulted or the
final task observed.
More than one competency may be determined at the same
time. This is known as integrated project work.
Assessment evidence may be gathered at various stages of
the job application in accordance with assessment criteria as
outlined in the syllabus.
In the workplace
Plans needs to be constantly revised to make allowances
for changes in the industry regarding safety and new
The WorkCover web site includes lots of information about
occupational health and safety. Many of WorkCover’s
publications are available free of charge.