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Installing Pre-formed Weathering Flashings to Roofs in the Workplace

Reference
A/616/3792
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
10
Guided Learning Hours
33
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs 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 pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from oral/written working instructions, drawings, specifications, 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:
    – oral/written working instructions, electronic data, drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, organisational procedures and current regulations governing buildings.

2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 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/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 installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs in relation to the following:
    – safe use of access equipment/working platforms
    – 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 pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs, 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 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.

4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 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:
    – pre-formed lead flashings, proprietary flashings, soakers, patination fluids, pointing materials
    – hand tools, power tools and ancillary 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 and length associated with the method/procedure to install weathering flashings to roofs.

5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 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 installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 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 work schedules/diaries, 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 pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs:
    – cutting, fitting, positioning, securing, dressing, pointing and finishing.

  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.

  • 7.3 - Install pre-formed lead and/or proprietary flashings to single- and double-lap roof coverings, to given working instructions, relating to the following:
    – chimneys
    – abutments
    – soil and/or vent pipes
    – junction saddles
    – valleys
    – openings (roof lights, windows).

  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – assess suitability of sub-structure
    – identify and report faults with sub-structure and roof interfaces
    – cut, fit and place lead and/or proprietary soakers
    – cut and fit flashing materials to the required size and shape
    – install step flashings
    – install valley liners and saddles
    – install lead aprons, back gutters, soil and/or vent pipe flashings
    – install flashings to openings (roof lights, windows)
    – dress flashings
    – point/seal flashings
    – apply patination fluid
    – install proprietary flashings and weatherings
    – recognise 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
    – use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment/working platforms.

  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment and 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.