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MSFFL2001: Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools


Your trainer may ask you to complete this assignment as one of the assessment requirements for this unit. For more information about the assessment process and advice on what to do if you need help with your reading and writing, go to Assessment requirements.

Choose three hand-held power tools you use at work. Do not include either of the tools you selected for Assignment 2. In preference, select tools you will be using for your practical demonstration assessment activities in this unit.

For each tool, answer the following questions:

  1. What type of tool is it?

  2. Who is the manufacturer and what is the brand name of the tool?

  3. What is its main purpose?

  4. What personal protective equipment should you wear when you're using the tool? For example, do you need to wear ear muffs, safety glasses, dust mask, etc. If you only need to wear PPE for certain types of jobs, state the item of PPE and briefly describe when it would be required.

  5. Specify the attachment or item of hardware on the tool that does the actual work - that is, the drilling, cutting, welding, fastening, heating etc. Preferably, describe the attachments you'll be using for your practical assessment activity, if they are different from the one that's normally fitted to the tool.

  6. What checks do you need to carry out before you use the tool? These may include adjustments, calibrations, safety checks, inspections of wear and tear, etc.

  7. What routine maintenance procedures are required to keep the tool in good condition? Describe the maintenance procedures, including when they should be carried out, e.g. after each use, weekly, monthly, etc.

  8. What are the main problems that would cause you to tag-out the tool and have it discarded or put in for repair? Describe the sorts of things that would make you think the tool was not safe to use. These could relate to unusual sounds, smells, loose parts, damaged parts, etc.

Doc (49 KB) Types of tools Assignment template

Click on the link above to go to the Word document you will need to complete. You should fill in your answers on-screen and then either:

  • print out a hard copy to send to your trainer by post

  • save the file electronically to submit to your trainer as an email attachment.

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