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Installing Regular Sized Natural Roof Slate to Standard Roof Details in the Workplace

Reference
M/600/8317
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
26
Guided Learning Hours
87
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
  • 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
  • 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
  • 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details, 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - regular sized natural slates, fixings, soakers, ridge and hip tiles, battens, dry fix systems, mortar and ventilation systems
    - sand, cement and additives
    - hand and/or powered 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
  • 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.
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    1. 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
    • 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 regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details to the required specification.
    • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details:
      - measuring, setting out, marking out, grading, sizing, and holing, cutting, fitting, mixing, positioning, securing and finishing.
    • 7.2 - Install battens, regular sized natural roof slates and related fittings, fixings and components to contractor's working instructions, using new and/or reclaimed materials for roofs with:
      - verges and ridges
      - ridged hips
      - open valleys
      - eaves and tops course
      - abutments
      - openings
      - dry and/or sand and cement wet finishing details.
    • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
      - assess suitability of sub-structure for re-roofing
      - set out for battens, slates and components
      - determine lap details for imperial and metric slates
      - hole, grade and cut
      - install slates and components to eaves and tops course, verges, ridge, hips, valleys, openings and abutments, vertical and general areas
      - form ridged hips and open valleys
      - mix sand and cement
      - mix mortar with additives
      - unobtrusively include reclaimed materials
      - form dry and/or wet fix finishing details
      - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
      - work at height
      - use access equipment.
    • 7.4 - Safely use and store hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.
    • 7.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
    • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details.
    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:
    - New materials
    - Reclaimed materials

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