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Unit: Preparing floor coverings

LMFFL2002A: Receive and prepare floor covering materials for installation

Preparing floor coverings

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You may have heard the saying: Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

Professional flooring installers know that careful planning and preparation help to make a job run like clockwork.

This lets you work efficiently, finish on time, and keep everyone happy.

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Every installation job actually starts back at the warehouse, where you think through the requirements of the job and get everything organised for the on-site work.

These preparations include assembling the correct materials and equipment, and cross-checking all the details.

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In this unit, we'll look at the main warehouse preparations.

We'll also follow through to the on-site tasks of unloading, handling and storing the materials.

In particular, we'll discuss the important task of acclimatising the floor coverings to the surrounding conditions, so they're ready for installation.

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Working through this unit

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There are six lessons in this unit:

  1. Documentation

  2. Materials and equpment

  3. General health and safety

  4. Looking after your back

  5. On-site storage and handling

  6. Conditioning.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment. Your assessor may combine this assignment with the assessment tasks from other units you are undertaking. 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.

The Just for fun exercise provides some examples of stretching exercises you can do before work each day to limber up your muscles and keep your back flexible and healthy.

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Practical demonstrations

Your final assessment of competency in this unit will include demonstrations of your ability to receive and prepare floor coverings on-site. To help you get ready for these hands-on 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 lesson of this unit.

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