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Unit: Hand and power tools

LMFFL2001A: Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools


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Hand-held tools are like extensions to your own body.

They allow you to 'feel' the material you're working with and monitor the performance of the tool through sensations such as resistance to movement, changes in smoothness, and the pull in one direction or another.

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This unit will provide you with an overview of the hand and power tools commonly used by floor layers, and the safe operating procedures that apply to using power tools.

We won't go into detail on the techniques for using hand tools such as utility knives, trowels, rollers and scribing tools.

These topics are covered in the other units from this resource that deal directly with installation methods for particular types of flooring.

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There are three sections in this unit:

  1. Types of tools

  2. Power sources

  3. Safe operating procedures.

Each section contains an overview, an assignment, and several lessons. The links to these pages will appear in the side menu bar when you select the main link for that section.

Practical demonstrations

Your final assessment of competency in this unit will include demonstrations of your ability to safely use hand-held tools. To help you get ready for these practical assessment activities, have a look at the 'Practical demonstration checklist' by clicking on the link below:

Practical demonstration checklist

Your trainer may ask you to keep a log book of the work you do on-the-job that relates to these tasks. This will help them to see whether you have had sufficient practice in the full range of activities needed to satisfy the competency requirements, and to determine when you'll be ready to undertake the assessment events.

Select the link below to go to the first section of this unit.

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