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Course: Machinery Maintenance

Assessement



The qualification is divided into eight units:

Unit 1 Safe Maintenance of Diesel Engines (Optional)
or    
Unit 2 Safe Maintenance of Petrol Engines (Optional)
and    
Unit 4 Tyres (Compulsory)
Unit 5 Wheels, Brakes and Clutches (Compulsory)
Unit 6 Battery Maintenance (Compulsory)
Unit 7 Transmissions and Conveyors (Compulsory)
Unit 8 Cutting Mechanisms (Compulsory)


Qualification endorsement

The qualification may be endorsed either:

a) Diesel Engine

Or

b) Petrol Engine

Candidates seeking assessment in ‘a)' are assessed in Units 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
Candidates seeking assessment in ‘b)' are assessed in Units 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

 

 
Skills and Knowledge to be Assessed:


The candidate will be able to:

  • Apply key aspects of a Risk Assessment which apply to maintaining and running a diesel engine.
  • Carry our routine maintenance on a diesel engine in accordance with the manufacturers instruction book
  • Identify key aspects of the Risk Assessment which apply to the safe maintenance and starting of a petrol engine.
  • Carry out routine maintenance on a petrol engine in accordance with manufacturers instructions books
  • Apply appropriate key skills when making up an antifreeze solution.
  • Identify key aspects of the Risk Assessment which apply to servicing a hydraulic system.
  • Carry out an oil change in accordance with manufactures instruction book.
  • Identify key aspects of the Risk Assessment which apply to the safe inflation and measurement of tyre pressure.
  • Inflate a tyre to a specified pressure in accordance with manufacturers instruction book.
  • Identify key aspects of the Risk Assessment which apply to the safe checking and adjustment of clutches, brakes and bearings.
  • Carry out adjustments of clutches, brakes and bearings in accordance with manufacturers instruction book.
  • Identify key aspects of the Risk Assessment which apply to safely handling, maintaining and charging batteries.
  • Clearly identify terminals for correct connections.
  • Show an understanding of causes of batteries exploding.
  • Identify key aspects of the Risk Assessment which apply to tensioning belts and altering chain length.
  • Dismantle and reset either a clutch, a breakaway device or shearbolt mechanism in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
  • Identify key aspects of the Risk Assessment which apply to the sharpening cutting mechanisms.
  • Show when it is safe to work on machinery after the machine has been running.

 

Guidance Notes for Candidates and Assessors

Candidates will be assessed as ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’

The assessment requires a practical demonstration of the candidate’s competence. Underpinning knowledge and understanding will be assessed orally.


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