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Removing non-hazardous waste in the workplace

Reference
K/617/1841
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
10
Guided Learning Hours
57
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Removing non-hazardous waste 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 removing non-hazardous waste.

  • 1.1. - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, 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, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers’ information, current official guidance, approved Codes of Practice and current regulations associated with removing non-hazardous waste. 
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when removing non-hazardous waste.

  • 2.1. - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards 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, skips and vehicles.
  • 2.3. - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when removing non-hazardous waste.

  • 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 removing non-hazardous waste.
  • 3.2. - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when removing non-hazardous waste in relation to the following:
    – safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and equipment
    – safe use of access equipment
    – specific risks to health and the environment.
  • 3.3. - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of prevention should be used, relating to removing non-hazardous waste, 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 working instructions.
  • 3.5. - Describe how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries, site specific hazards and other task-related activities.
4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to remove non-hazardous waste.

  • 4.1. - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, tools and equipment.
  • 4.2. - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    – containers
    – storage areas and equipment
    – protective clothing and equipment
    – specified 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 assess quantity, length, area, weight and wastage associated with the method and procedure to remove non-hazardous waste.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when removing non-hazardous waste.

  • 5.1. - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2. - Maintain a safe, clear and clean work space.
  • 5.3. - Segregate and 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, members of the public 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 and industry guidance.
6

Complete the work within the allocated time when removing non-hazardous waste.

  • 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 timetables and estimated times
    – organisational procedures for reporting and whistleblowing procedures.
7

Comply with the given contract information to remove non-hazardous waste to the required specification.

  • 7.1. - Demonstrate the following work skills when removing non-hazardous waste:
    – quantifying, segregating, positioning, collecting, containing, storing and removing.
  • 7.2. - Use and maintain specified hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3. - Remove, prepare, sort, store and dispose of at least three materials defined as non-hazardous waste by current legislation to given working instructions.
  • 7.4. - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – undertake the removal in accordance with the method statement and the quality requirements
    – ensure sustainability in the built environment, including opportunities for reuse
    – restrict environmental effects of waste
    – identify non-hazardous waste
    – prepare and sort non-hazardous waste
    – contain non-hazardous waste
    – identify suitable storage areas
    – store non-hazardous waste
    – remove non-hazardous waste
    – understand the implications of working with and around services including electrical, gas and water
    – recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – recognise specific requirements for structures and areas of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
    – work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    – use specified hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – work in confined spaces
    – use access equipment.
  • 7.5. - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to communicate effectively within a team when removing non-hazardous waste.
  • 7.6. - Describe how to maintain the specified hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment used when removing non-hazardous waste.
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. Please refer to the hyperlink for clarity - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
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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