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Segregating the Area for Highways Works in the Workplace

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in segregating the Area for Highways Works 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 segregating the area for highways works.
  • 1.1. - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, risk assessments, method statements, specifications, schedules, site inspections 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, risk assessments, method statements, schedules, manufacturers' information, statutory regulations, current legislation, official guidance and Codes of Practice governing traffic management relating to the highways works.

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when segregating the area for highways works.

  • 2.1. - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, 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, workplace, company and operative.
  • 2.3. - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when segregating the area for highways works.

  • 3.1. - Use health and safety control equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when segregating the area for highways works.
  • 3.2. - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when segregating the area for highways works.
  • 3.3. - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to segregating the area for highways works, 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, traffic incidents and other task-related hazards.

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to segregate the area for highways works.

  • 4.1. - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components and fixings, and tools and equipment.
  • 4.2. - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - signs, lights, guards and portable traffic lights
    - pedestrian and vehicular traffic control systems
    - tools and ancillary 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 segregate the area for highways works.

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when segregating the area for highways works.

  • 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.

Complete the work within the allocated time when segregating the area for highways works.

  • 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.

Comply with the given contract information to segregating the area for highways works to the required specification.

  • 7.1. - Demonstrate the following work skills when segregating the area for highways works:
    - measuring, locating, setting out, positioning, assembling and removing.
  • 7.2. - Segregate the area for live highways works in compliance with recognised current legislation and official guidance and given working instructions, relating to the following:
    - access and egress to site
    - work activity and storage of resources
    - signs, lighting and guarding, portable traffic signals for traffic management control.
  • 7.3. - Remove signs, lighting and guarding, portable traffic signals in compliance with recognised current legislation and official guidance.
  • 7.4. - Safely use materials, tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5. - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when segregating the area for highways works.
  • 7.6. - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – plan for site safety, storage of materials and traffic management control around the highways works
    – set out signs, traffic lights, guarding for traffic management control
    – check and maintain operation of traffic control equipment
    – dismantle and remove signs, traffic lights, guarding
    – use hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • 7.7. - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when segregating the area for highways works.
  • 7.8. - Describe how to maintain the hand tools and/or portable power tools, ancillary equipment and traffic control equipment used when segregating the area for highways works.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment and 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.

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