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Installing dry cladding to protect structural steel in the workplace

Reference
T/617/6086
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
51
Guided Learning Hours
170
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing dry cladding to protect structural steel 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 dry cladding to protect structural steel.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, work instructions, fire performance documentation/certification 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, work instructions, fire performance documentation/certification, manufacturers' information, official guidance, Codes of Practice, guidance documents and current regulations/guidance relating to passive fire protection to structural steel in buildings.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.

  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst working:
    – in the workplace, below ground level, at height, in confined spaces, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement and storage of materials 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, operative, vehicles and tools.
  • 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 installing dry cladding to protect structural steel and describe how and when they are used.
3

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.

  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work and safety control measures to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel in relation to the following:
    – safe use, storage and handling of access equipment, tools and equipment
    – safe use, storage and handling of materials
    – specific risks to health and the environment.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of prevention should be used, relating to installing dry cladding to protect structural steel, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
    – collective protective measures
    – local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
    – 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 and other task-related activities.
  • 3.6 - Demonstrate the safe use of a fire extinguisher relevant to a typical fire associated with installing dry cladding to protect structural steel as relevant to the operations. 
4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install dry cladding to protect structural 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:
    – noggins, soldiers, rigid board and stone wool boardsteel angles and channels, fixings and adhesives
    – rigid board and stone wool board
    – and tools, portable power tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - Describe how to confirm that the resources and materials conform to the specification.
  • 4.4 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 4.5 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
  • 4.6 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
  • 4.7 - Describe how to measure quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to install dry cladding to protect structural steel.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.

  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - 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 installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.

  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain why timescales and deadlines should be kept in relation to:
    –– organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7

Comply with the given contract information to install dry cladding to protect structural steel to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel:
    – measuring, marking out, cutting, fixing and finishing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Prepare, repair and fix rigid and stone wool dry cladding internally and/or externally to given working instructions relating to at least two of the following:
    – vertical
    – horizontal
    – diagonal.
  • 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 and follow the installation quality requirements
    – fix rigid and stone wool dry cladding to internal and external vertical, horizontal and diagonal conditions
    – fix noggins, soldiers, steel angles and channels
    – secure by fixings, adhesive, impact fix, staple and weld pins
    – carry out repairs to damaged cladding
    – understand the implications of generic interfaces between systems types
    – ensure the integrity of the substrate
    – recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – recognise specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
    – review the quality of the installation
    – work with, around and in close proximity to plant, machinery and existing services
    – direct and guide the operations and movement of plant and machinery
    – use hand tools, portable power tool and equipment ensuring electrical equipment has an appropriate portable appliance test (PAT)
    – work at height using access apparatus and working platforms.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to select the material thickness for fire resisting requirements when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations in the proximity of the working area and how to communicate effectively within a team when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing dry cladding to protect structural steel.
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 - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
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.
Two or more of the following endorsements required:
- Vertical
- Horizontal
- Diagonal.

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