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Servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems in the workplace

Reference
A/617/2508
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
14
Guided Learning Hours
73
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems 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 servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, methods 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, official guidance and current regulations governing buildings and official guidance associated with servicing and maintaining blinds, screens and solar shading systems. 
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing door systems.

  • 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 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 and vehicles.
  • 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems.

  • 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 servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems. 
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems 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 servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems, 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 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 service and maintain blinds, screens or solar shading systems.

  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment and consumables. 
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    –consumables, lubricants and fluids, cleaning materials and equipment
    –components, parts and associated ancillary items
    –test and inspection equipment
    –fittings and fixings
    –hand tools, 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 calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to service and maintain blinds, screens or solar shading systems.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems.

  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - Maintain a clear and tidy 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 servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems.

  • 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 productivity targets and time scales
    –how times are estimated
    –organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7

Comply with the given contract information to service and maintain blinds, screens or solar shading systems to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems:
    –dismantling, assessing, repairing, replacing, lubricating, assembling and checking.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Service and maintain at least one of the following blinds, screens or solar shading systems to given working instructions:
    –internal
    –external
    –motorised or automated systems
  • 7.4 - Test operational functions of blinds, screens or solar shading systems.
  • 7.5 - Inspect, check and test any safety devices.
  • 7.6 - Record and report findings using the appropriate method.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    –confirm installation type
    –refer to parts manuals, guides, technical service bulletins, electronic data and cross reference information
    –ensure power supply is isolated and locked off
    –identify the parts and components of blinds, screens and solar shading systems
    –agree appropriate ways in which the work should be carried out
    –apply routine and non-routine maintenance service methods and procedures required by manufacturer and owner
    –maintain the principles of minimum intervention and reversible alterations
    –stop work at the point where guesswork begins and report findings
    –identify requirements of periodic, scheduled and event based servicing methods for standard internal blinds (roller, venetian, vertical or panel), cassetted blinds (screen, blackout, insect screens), drapery (roman, austrian or festoon blinds), conservatory and rooflight blinds (pleated, pinoleum or non-retractable), solar shading systems, solar powered window covering systems, motorised and automated systems, plantation shutters and smoke curtains
    –identify requirements of periodic, scheduled and event based servicing methods for external blinds, screen or solar shadings, awnings and canopies, shop blinds, external blinds (rollers or venetians), fixed shades (brise soleil and louvre arrays), solar shading systems, solar powered external shading systems, motorised and automated systems
    –position and erect supports
    –clean parts and components
    –lubricate parts and components
    –remove and repair unserviceable components and parts
    –remove and replace damaged, worn and unserviceable components and parts
    –secure fastenings, nuts, bolts, etc
    –fit safety devices in accordance with current legislation
    –recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    –test operation functions
    –inspect, check and test safety devices
    –determine specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
    –identify and follow the installation quality requirements
    –work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    –direct and guide the operations and movement of plant and machinery
    –use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    –work at height
    –use access equipment.
  • 7.8 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems.
  • 7.9 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when servicing and maintaining blinds, screens or solar shading systems.
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.
This unit must be assessed against ONE of the following endorsements:
– internal
– external
– motorised or automated.

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