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Cutting and Bending Reinforcement Steel to Shape in the Workplace

Reference
T/504/9585
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
16
Guided Learning Hours
53
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Cutting and Bending Reinforcement Steel to Shape 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 cutting and bending reinforcement steel.

  • 1.1. - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules and bending 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, bending schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, oral/written information, current regulations and official guidance associated with cutting and bending.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when cutting and bending reinforcement steel.

  • 2.1. - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards, whilst working:
    • in the workplace, below ground level, at height, in confined spaces, 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.
3

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when cutting and bending reinforcement steel.

  • 3.1. - Use health and safety control equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when cutting and bending reinforcement steel to shape.
  • 3.2. - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when cutting and bending reinforcement steel to shape.
  • 3.3. - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to cutting and bending reinforcement steel, 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 hazards.
4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to cut and bend reinforcement steel.

  • 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:
    • reinforcement steel
    • bending machines (hand or machine operated)
    • hand and/or portable power 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 methods of work.

  • 4.6. - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to cutting and bending reinforcement steel.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when cutting and bending reinforcement steel.

  • 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.
6

Complete the work within the allocated time when cutting and bending reinforcement steel.

  • 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.
7

Comply with the given contract information to cut and bend reinforcement steel to the required specification.

  • 7.1. - Demonstrate the following work skills when cutting and bending reinforcement steel to shape:
    • measuring, marking out, cutting and bending.
  • 7.2. - Cut and bend reinforcement steel to given working instructions to standard shapes using recognised codes by the use of one of the following:
    • hand bending machines
    • power bending machines.
  • 7.3. - Safely use and handle materials, hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.4. - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when cutting and bending reinforcement steel.
  • 7.5. - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    • extract details from steel fixing drawings (hardcopy, digital and building information modelling)
    • complete work to agreed quality criteria
    • identify grades of steel
    • work to given tolerance
    • measure, mark out, cut and bend reinforcement steel standard shapes using recognised codes
    • use hand bending machines and power bending machines
    • incorporate reinforcement coupler and continuity systems
    • use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    • work at height
    • use access equipment.
  • 7.6. -
    Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when cutting and bending reinforcement steel.

  • 7.7. - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when cutting and bending reinforcement steel.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed against one of the following endorsements:
– Hand bending machines
– Power bending machines

Qualifications offering this unit

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