Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when erecting precast concrete cladding units.
- 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, digital information, method statements, risk assessments and manufacturers' information.
- 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
- 1.3 - Describe 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:
–drawings, specifications, schedules, digital information and 3D modelling, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, Codes of Practice, official guidance and current regulations associated with erecting precast concrete cladding units.
Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when erecting precast concrete cladding units.
- 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards, temporary works and the environment whilst working:
–in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement and storage of materials by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
- 2.2 - Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company, operative and vehicles.
- 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
- 2.4 - Describe the types of fire extinguishers available when erecting precast concrete cladding units and describe how and when they are used.
Maintain safe and healthy working practices when erecting precast concrete cladding units.
- 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when erecting precast concrete cladding units.
- 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when erecting precast concrete cladding units in relation to the following:
– safe use of access equipment and working platforms
– safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and equipment
– specific risks to health.
- 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of prevention, should be used, relating to erecting precast concrete cladding units, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
– collective protective measures
– local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
– personal protective equipment (PPE)
– respiratory protective equipment (RPE).
- 3.4 - Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given instructions.
- 3.5 - Describe how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related activities.
Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to erect precast concrete cladding units.
- 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to precast concrete cladding units and fixings, temporary works equipment, materials, components and fixings, hand tools, power tools, ancillary equipment and lifting accessories.
- 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
– precast concrete cladding units
– fittings and fixings
– lifting accessories
– fall prevention systems
– shuttering (formwork and propping)
– jointing materials (adhesives and mortar)
– temporary works equipment
– hand tools, portable power tools and equipment.
- 4.3 - Describe how to confirm that the resources and materials conform to the specification.
- 4.4 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
- 4.5 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
- 4.6 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
- 4.7 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to erect precast concrete cladding units.
Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when erecting precast concrete cladding units.
- 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
- 5.2 - Maintain a clear and tidy work space.
- 5.3 - Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.
- 5.4 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
- 5.5 - Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
Complete the work within the allocated time when erecting precast concrete cladding units.
- 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
- 6.2 - Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
–types of productivity targets and time scales
–how times are estimated
–organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
Comply with the given contract information to erect precast concrete cladding units to the required specification.
- 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when erecting precast concrete cladding units:
–measuring, marking out, lifting, pitching, fitting, positioning, adjusting, laying and finishing.
- 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
- 7.3 - Erect precast concrete cladding to given working instructions:
– position cladding units
– fix cladding units
– erect and dismantle temporary propping
– shutter (formwork, temporary works) and grout joints
– install reinforcement.
- 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– ensure fall protection safety measures are in place as specified (e.g. fall protection, safety nets, air bags, fall arrest systems and fall prevention systems)
– provide information for Building Information Modelling (BIM)
– select and use lifting accessories
– support lifting operations
– position precast concrete cladding units
– fix precast concrete cladding units
– position associated concrete units e.g. flooring, structural, stairs
– select and mix jointing materials to specification (adhesives and mortars)
– erect and dismantle temporary formwork (shutters) and propping
– install reinforcement
– grout joints
– place in-situ concrete
–form chases and holes for utility services (pipework, cables and ducting)
–recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
–identify and follow the installation quality requirements
–work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
–direct and guide the operations and movement of plant and machinery
–use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
–work at height
–use access equipment and working platforms (e.g. decking systems, access platforms, mobile towers and other mobile equipment, scaffolding, edge protection and ladders)
–economise use of water, report leaks and turn taps off.
- 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and trades and how to effectively communicate effectively within a team when erecting precast concrete cladding units.
- 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when erecting precast concrete cladding units.