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Manually Applying Specialist Road Surfacing in the Workplace

Reference
H/504/6567
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
55
Guided Learning Hours
183
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Manually Applying Specialist Road Surfacing in the Workplace within the relevant sector of the industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments, method statements 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, risk assessments, method statements, manufacturers' information and current regulations relating to slurry/microsurfacing or high friction.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, 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, workplace, company and operative.
  • 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 3.2 - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to manually applying specialist road surfacing, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
    - collective protective measures
    - personal protective equipment (PPE)
    - respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
    - local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
  • 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 hazards.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to manually apply specialist road surfacing.
  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components and fixings, and tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - escribe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - primers, epoxy or thermoplastic resins, bituminous emulsion, catalyst, doping agents, fibres, rubber, pigment
    - aggregate, calcined bauxite
    - masking tape
    - mixer and mixer pot
    - heater
    - hand and/or powered tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 4.4 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
  • 4.5 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to manually apply specialist road surfacing.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean 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.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 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 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 manually apply specialist road surfacing to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills (as applicable to the surfacing) when manually applying specialist road surfacing:
    - measuring, setting out, marking, positioning, drying, cleaning, masking, priming, mixing, spraying, heating and decanting, spreading, rolling, curing, inspecting and communicating.
  • 7.2 - Prepare for and manually apply specialist road surfacing to given working instructions, using one of the following methods:
    - slurry/microsurfacing
    - high friction surfacing (cold applied)
    - high friction surfacing (hot applied)
    - surface dressing.
  • 7.3 - Safely use materials, hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - establish an agreed time frame for resurfacing
    - prepare substrate, to include measuring, setting out, marking out, drying, cleaning and repairing
    - prepare equipment as necessary
    - level and realign ironwork
    - prepare materials, to include storing, handling and mixing
  • 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - apply materials to prepared surfaces, to include heating, pouring, screeding and spreading
    - remove and dispose of arisings
    - communicate and co-ordinate progress on specialist resurfacing
    - return infrastructure to operational status
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • 7.7 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when manually applying specialist road surfacing.
  • 7.8 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used to manually apply specialist road surfacing.
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.
This unit must be assessed against one of the following endorsements:
– slurry/microsurfacing
– high friction (hot applied)
– high friction (cold applied)
– surface dressing.