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Installing Internal Insulation to Walls in the Workplace

Reference
A/616/3940
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
19
Guided Learning Hours
63
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing internal insulation to walls 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 internal insulation to walls.

  • 1.1. - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers’ information and data sheets.
  • 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 and data sheets, and current regulations governing buildings.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing internal insulation to walls.

  • 2.1. - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment whilst working:
    • in the workplace, below ground level, 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, vehicles, company and operative/technician.
  • 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 internal insulation to 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 internal insulation to walls.

  • 3.2. - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing internal insulation to walls in relation to the following:
    • safe use of access equipment and work 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 internal insulation to 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)
    • 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 activities.
4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install internal insulation to 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:
    • insulation systems, internal insulation materials
    • hand tools, portable 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, length, thickness, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install internal insulation to walls.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing internal insulation to walls.

  • 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 and data sheets, statutory regulations and official guidance.

6

Complete the work within the allocated time when installing internal insulation to 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.
7

Comply with the given contract information to install internal insulation to walls. to the required specification.

  • 7.1. - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing internal insulation to walls:
    • measuring, marking out, cutting, fitting, finishing, positioning, sealing and securing.
  • 7.2. - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3. - Prepare and install internal insulation to internal walls, to given working instructions by using two of the following methods:
    • injected/blown
    • placed
    • mechanically or adhesively fixed
    • sprayed.
  • 7.4. - Carry out pre and post installation checks
  • 7.5. - Describe how to apply safe, healthy and environmental work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    • understand the implications of existing guarantees and warranties
    • carry out pre-installation checks to include structural integrity, dampness, vents, services (gas, electric, water, media cables)
    • check for hidden utilities
    • protect and reinstate existing fixtures and fittings (carpets)
    • recognise the procedures to check flues and combustion air ventilation
    • prepare walls for insulation
    • ensure all work to services (gas, electric, water, media cables) is carried out by suitably qualified people
    • remove and replace/reinstate skirting, coving and cornices
    • construct independent or semi–independent frames, or straps to walls, to contain or hold insulation
    • fit mechanically or adhesively fixed insulation
    • install injected/blown, placed and sprayed insulation
    • fit insulated plasterboard (drylining) on straps by adhesive and mechanical fasteners
    • restrict or reduce unwanted heat loss
    • ensure the integrity of vapour control/airtightness layer where appropriate
    • minimise the effects of thermal bridging
    • maintain fire resistant barriers
    • maintain sound–proofing where appropriate
    • seal joints, perimeters and penetrations
    • complete post installation checks
    • recognise when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    • recognise specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional construction (pre 1919) and historical significance
    • use hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment
    • work at height
    • use access equipment and work platforms.
  • 7.6. - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when installing internal insulation to walls.
  • 7.7. - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing internal insulation to walls.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed against TWO of the following endorsements:
– Injected/blown
- Placed
- Mechanically/adhesively fixed
- Sprayed.

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