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Control contract work in construction contracting operations management

Reference
A/505/8336
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
13
Guided Learning Hours
30
 
Aim
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.

Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Be able to control contracts against agreed quality standards and guidance
  • 1.1 - Research quality standards and guidance from available information and pass them to people responsible for their implementation before they start work
  • 1.2 - Specify the responsibilities which individuals have for maintaining quality standards and guidance
  • 1.3 - Set up systems for inspecting and controlling the quality of work and record the outcomes
  • 1.4 - Check, regularly, that work conforms to the design requirements and the specified quality standards and guidance
  • 1.5 - Identify work which fails to meet the requirements and specified quality standards and guidance and implement corrective action
  • 1.6 - Inform decision makers regularly about significant variations in quality standards and guidance programme and safety implications, and suggest appropriate actions which they need to take
  • 1.7 - Identify specifications which conflict with statutory and contractual requirements and refer them to decision makers for modification
  • 1.8 - Identify improvements from feedback received and recommend them to decision makers
  • 1.9 - Agree amendments to the contract quality requirements and specifications and record them accurately
2 Understand how to control contracts against agreed quality standards and guidance
  • 2.1 - Examine how to research quality standards and guidance from available information
  • 2.2 - Explain how to pass quality standards and guidance to people responsible for their implementation before they start work
  • 2.3 - Evaluate how to specify the responsibilities which individuals have for maintaining quality standards and guidance
  • 2.4 - Propose how to set up systems for inspecting and controlling the quality of work
  • 2.5 - Explain how to record the outcomes of setting up systems for inspecting and controlling the quality of work
  • 2.6 - Explain how to check, regularly, that work conforms to the design requirements and the specified quality standards and guidance
  • 2.7 - Describe what to identify as work which fails to meet the requirements and specified quality standards and guidance
  • 2.8 - Explain how to implement corrective action where work fails to meet the requirements and specified quality standards and guidance
  • 2.9 - Explain how to inform decision makers regularly about significant variations in quality standards and guidance
  • 2.10 - Describe what to identify as specifications which conflict with statutory and contractual requirements
  • 2.11 - Explain how to refer specifications which conflict with statutory and contractual requirements to decision makers for modification
  • 2.12 - Describe what to identify as improvements from feedback received
  • 2.13 - Propose how to recommend improvements from feedback received to decision makers
  • 2.14 - Evaluate how to agree amendments to the contract quality requirements and specifications
  • 2.15 - Explain how to record the agreed amendments to the contract quality requirements and specifications
3 Be able to maintain contract compliance with statutory and contractual requirements
  • 3.1 - Identify statutory and contractual requirements from available information and clarify them where there is uncertainty
  • 3.2 - Brief people about their statutory and contractual requirements before they start work on the contract
  • 3.3 - Brief people about their statutory and contractual requirements before they start work on the contract
    Develop and implement monitoring systems, collect information regularly and summarise it accurately
  • 3.4 - Identify situations which do not comply with statutory and contractual requirements, investigate the circumstances thoroughly and take appropriate corrective action
  • 3.5 - Identify any new statutory and contractual requirements which may have an impact on the project, summarise the important details and pass this on to people who have an interest
4 Understand how to maintain contract compliance with statutory and contractual requirements
  • 4.1 - Describe what to identify as statutory and contractual requirements from available information
  • 4.2 - Explain how to clarify statutory and contractual requirements from available information where there is uncertainty
  • 4.3 - Explain how to brief people about their statutory and contractual requirements before they start work on the contract
  • 4.4 - Propose how to develop monitoring systems
  • 4.5 - Explain how to implement monitoring systems, collect information regularly and summarise it accurately
  • 4.6 - Describe what to identify as situations which do not comply with statutory and contractual requirements
  • 4.7 - Examine how to investigate the circumstances thoroughly and take appropriate corrective action
  • 4.8 - Explain how to take appropriate corrective action where situations do not comply with statutory and contractual requirements
  • 4.9 - Describe what to identify as any new statutory and contractual requirements which may have an impact on the project
  • 4.10 - Explain how to summarise the important details and pass this on to people who have an interest
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment. Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.