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Installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls 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 installing
sheeting and cladding rainwater goods 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 installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.

  • 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, oral and written procedures, site inductions, current regulations governing buildings and official guidance associated with the installation of rainwater goods.


Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.

  • 2.1. - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst working:
    – in the workplace, 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 and with mechanical access equipment.
  • 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.


Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.

  • 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 installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.
  • 3.2. - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls in relation to the following:
    – safe use of access equipment
    – safe use, storage and handling 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 prevention should be used, relating to installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls, 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).

  • 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, falls, rescue procedures and other task-related activities.


Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.

  • 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:
    – brackets, fixings and supports
    – gutters, pipes, downpipes and angles
    – sealant and gaskets
    – stop-ends, grills, guards, filters and covers
    – overflows, sumps and outlets
    – hand tools, portable power tools and equipment.
  • 4.3. -
    Describe how the resources should be used correctly, 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 the methods of calculating quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to install sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.


Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.

  • 5.1. -
    Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.

  • 5.2. - Prevent 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 installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.

  • 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 install sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls to the required specification.

  • 7.1. -
    Demonstrate the following work skills when installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls:
    – measuring, cutting, setting out, aligning, fitting, positioning, fixing and securing.

  • 7.2. - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3. -
    Install the following roof sheeting and cladding rainwater goods to given working instructions for:
    – gutters
    – pipes, downpipes and angles (swan necks, off sets)
    – brackets and supports
    – sumps
    – overflows
    – outlets.

  • 7.4. -
    Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – identify installation quality requirements
    – conform to agreed specification
    – confirm manufacturers’ installation criteria
    – identify datum, line, level and plumb
    – deal with damaged and incorrect materials and resources
    – position, fix and secure brackets and supports
    – install gutters, pipes including downpipes, and angles (swan necks and offsets), sumps, outlets and overflows
    – ensure the integrity of joints and overlaps
    – maintain the integrity of surfaces
    – install materials and components, stop-ends, grills, guards, filters, sealants, gaskets and covers
    – check quality and suitability of work on completion and at the end of each working period
    – recognise and determine when additional specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – determine specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
    – work from mobile elevating work platforms
    – work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    – use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use of access equipment.

  • 7.5. -
    Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.

  • 7.6. - Describe how and when to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods on roofs and walls.
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.

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