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Unit: Working sustainably

MSAENV272B: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Section 1: Resources used at work

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A resource is any material or energy source that goes into producing an item or achieving an outcome.

The most obvious resources used by floor layers are the physical products that go into the finished floor.

But there are many other resources consumed in the process of manufacturing these products, transporting them to the warehouse and packaging them for re-sale.

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Taking a step further back, there are thousands of other resources involved in providing the infrastructure that makes the whole process possible, such as the production machinery required to make the products, the factories that house the machinery, and all the administrative services that support the operation.

In this section we'll look at some examples of resources used by floor layers, and itemise the raw materials that go into their production.

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Completing this section

The assignment for this section is designed to help you identify the types of resources you use and to measure their quantities.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it. You'll find the link in the menu bar.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Identifying resources

  • Measuring usage levels.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise gives you some examples of the energy required to produce different materials.

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