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Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Assess available project data accurately to determine the occupational method of work.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules, manufacturer's information, methods of work, risk assessments and programmes of work.
  • 1.2 - Explain how to summarise the following project data:
    - required quantities
    - specifications
    - detailed drawings
    - health and safety requirements
    - timescales
    - scope of works.
  • 1.3 - Explain the different methods of assessing available project data.
  • 1.4 - Explain how to use project data to interpret the work method, In relation to:
    - standard work procedures
    - sequence of work
    - organisation of resources (people, equipment, materials)
    - work techniques
    - working conditions (health, safety and welfare)
    - risk assessment.

Obtain additional information from alternative sources in cases where the available project data is insufficient.

  • 2.1 - Collect and collate additional information from alternative sources to clarify the work to be carried out.
  • 2.2 - Explain different methods and techniques of obtaining additional information from the following alternative sources when available project data is insufficient:
    - customers or representatives
    - suppliers
    - regulatory authorities
    - manufacturer's literature.

Identify work methods that will make best use of resources and meet project, statutory and contractual requirements.

  • 3.1 - Examine potential work methods to carry out the occupational work activity.
  • 3.2 - Determine which work methods will make best use of relevant resources and meet health and safety requirements relating to technical and/or project criteria.
  • 3.3 - Explain how to identify work methods that make best use of resources and meet project, statutory and contractual requirements against technical criteria, in relation to:
    - health and safety welfare (principles of protection)
    - fire protection
    - access and egress
    - equipment availability
    - availability of competent workforce
    - pollution risk
    - waste and disposal
    - zero and low carbon outcomes
    - weather conditions.
  • 3.4 - Explain how to identify work methods that make best use of resources and meet project, statutory and contractual requirements against project criteria, in relation to:
    - conforming to statutory requirements
    - customer and user needs
    - contract requirements in terms of time, quantity and quality
    - environmental considerations.
  • 3.5 - Explain how different methods of work can achieve zero/low carbon outcomes.

Confirm and communicate the selected work method to relevant personnel.

  • 4.1 - Confirm the selected occupational work method that meets project, statutory and contractual requirements.
  • 4.2 - Communicate appropriately to relevant people on the selected occupational work method.
  • 4.3 - Describe the different techniques and methods of confirming and communicating work methods to relevant people.
  • 4.4 - Explain the principles of equality and diversity and how to apply them when working and communicating with others.
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.

Qualifications offering this unit

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