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Installing Fire Stopping in the Workplace

Reference
A/505/7686
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 Fire Stopping 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 fire stopping.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information, method statements, work instructions and risk assessments.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
  • 1.3 - State 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:
    - information, method statements, work instructions, risk assessments, regulations governing buildings, Codes of Practice and guidance documents.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing fire stopping.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, 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 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when installing fire stopping.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access/working platforms safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing fire stopping.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing fire stopping, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.3 - State 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 install fire stopping.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - steel angles and channels
    - boards and fixings
    - mineral fibre and proprietary fire barriers
    - compounds, sealants and gap sealants
    - collars and pipe wraps
    - proprietary systems
    - hand and/or powered tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
  • 4.4 - Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
  • 4.5 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install fire stopping.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing fire stopping.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 5.3 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 5.4 - Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
  • 5.5 - State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when installing fire stopping.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - State 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 install fire stopping to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing fire stopping:
    - measuring, marking out, drilling, fixing, damming, mixing, pouring, cutting, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Prepare and install to given working instructions relating to:
    - fire stopping to penetrations in ceilings, floors and walls.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - install fire stopping appropriate to ceiling, floor and wall installations
    - fix steel angles and channels
    - install boards and fixings
    - install mineral fibre and proprietary fibre barriers
    - fix collars and pipe wraps and/or proprietary systems
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing fire stopping.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing fire stopping.
  • 7.7 - Describe the fire resisting requirements when installing fire stopping in the workplace.
  • 7.8 - Describe the implications of fire transfer due to incorrect installation.
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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