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Installing Roofing Backgrounds and Components in the Workplace

Reference
D/600/8054
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
10
Guided Learning Hours
33
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing roofing
backgrounds and components in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from contractor's working instructions.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
  • 1.3 - State the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.
  • 1.4 - Describe different types of information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to:
    - contractor's working instructions, manufacturers' information, regulations governing buildings, procedures for dealing with damaged and incorrect materials and/or resources.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
  • 2.2 - Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, company and operative.
  • 2.3 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access equipment/working platforms safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing roofing backgrounds and components, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.3 - State how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related hazards.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - underlay, battens, counter-battens, undercloak, verge clips, eave ventilation systems, hip irons, valley liners, sand, cement and additives
    - hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
  • 4.4 - Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
  • 4.5 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length and area associated with the method/procedure to install roofing backgrounds and components.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 5.3 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 5.4 - Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
  • 5.5 - State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - State the purpose of the work programme and explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
    - types of work schedules/diaries, progress charts, timetables and estimated times
    - organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7 Comply with the given contract information to install roofing backgrounds and components to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing roofing backgrounds and components:
    - measuring, cutting, marking out, fitting, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Install roofing backgrounds and components to roofs with verges, hips, ridges, valleys and abutments to contractor's working instructions for:
    - underlay, battens and counter-battens
    - sand and cement
    - undercloaks
    - eaves ventilation systems
    - fire-stops
    - ancillary components.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - fix underlay, battens and counter-battens
    - fix undercloak and verge clips
    - mix sand and cement for roofwork
    - mix mortar with additives
    - install valley liners and hip irons
    - install eaves ventilation systems
    - form fire-breaks
    - use hand tools and ancillary equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely use and store hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing roofing backgrounds and components.
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.