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Manufacturing Routine Architectural Joinery Products 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 Manufacturing Routine Architectural Joinery Products in the Workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 1.1. - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, cutting lists 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, cutting lists, manufacturers' information, component standards and regulations governing buildings (animal welfare).

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 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, workplace, company and operative.
  • 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 manufacturing routine architectural joinery products and describe how and when they are used.


Maintain safe and healthy working practices when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 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 manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 3.2. -
    Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products in relation to
    – safe handling of materials
    – safe use and storage 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 protection, should be used, relating to manufacturing routine architectural joinery products, 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 activities.


Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to manufacture routine architectural joinery products.

  • 4.1. -
    Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.

  • 4.2. - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    – timber, manufactured sheet material, pre-machined components, setting out rods, non-ferrous metal, fabric, glass, plastic, ironmongery, adhesives, fixings and associated ancillary items
    – 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 method of work.

  • 4.6. -
    Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to manufacture routine architectural joinery products.


Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 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 manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 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 manufacture routine architectural joinery products to the required specification.

  • 7.1. -
    Demonstrate the following work skills when manufacturing routine bench/architectural joinery products:
    – measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.

  • 7.2. - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3. -
    Fit and assemble to form routine manufactured architectural joinery products to given working instructions; two of the following:
    – doors
    – windows with opening lights
    – units and/or fitments (panelling/cladding)
    – staircases.

  • 7.4. -
    Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – fit and assemble routine products
    – produce straight in plan and elevation: doors, windows with opening lights, units, fitments and panelling/cladding, staircases
    – take site and workplace dimensions
    – form joints associated with the product and construction method
    – use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    – requisition material.

  • 7.5. -
    Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 7.6. -
    Describe the methods of sharpening the hand tools used when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

  • 7.7. -
    Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when manufacturing routine architectural joinery products.

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 -
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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