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Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of the Work in the Workplace

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in maintaining the dimensional accuracy of work in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Ensure the workforce is provided with sufficient clear and accurate information to enable them to position, align and/or level the work or loads.
  • 1.1 - Establish and inform relevant workers of specific dimensional information on at least four of the following:
    - lines (can include the placing of loads)
    - levels (can include load levels)
    - angles (can include lifting accessory angles)
    - distances
    - curves
    - positions
    - setting out points
    - loads
    - centres of gravity
  • 1.2 - Explain methods and techniques of providing clear and accurate information on dimensional controls.
  • 1.3 - Describe how to ensure that dimensional information is sufficient.
  • 1.4 - Give reasons why it is important to provide clear information and implications for typical projects or operations if this is not done.
2 Observe and check dimensional controls and record results to meet quality standards.
  • 2.1 - Undertake and conduct checks on work being carried out and compare to the quality standards provided for projects or operations.
  • 2.2 - Describe different ways of observing and checking dimensional controls on different projects or operations.
  • 2.3 - Explain methods to record results and ways of comparing results against given quality standards.
3 Identify any deviations in positions, alignments or levels and take measures to promptly correct them.
  • 3.1 - Establish any deviations from given standards for at least one of the following:
    - transfer of lines and levels
    - use of incorrect lines and levels
    - calculations
    - given information
  • 3.2 - Undertake actions to rectify identified deviations on work being undertaken.
  • 3.3 - Explain methods and techniques of identifying deviations in dimensional control on typical projects or operations.
  • 3.4 - Give examples of and methods to correct dimensional deviations found on typical projects or operations.
4 Recommend revised work practices and procedures to minimise deviations and to allow for different circumstances and conditions.
  • 4.1 - Suggest revisions to work practices and procedures after considering at least one of the following circumstances and conditions:
    - environmental
    - unforeseen
    - planned
  • 4.2 - Explain the methods and procedures that can be used to revise work practices.
  • 4.3 - Describe different ways and techniques of recommending revised procedures for work practices.
  • 4.4 - Give reasons why work procedures should be revised when deviation are found.
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.
Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.