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Removing and Repairing Eaves and Verge Finishings in the Workplace

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings 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 removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, scales, specifications, schedules and manufacturers' information.
  • 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:
    - drawings, scales, specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information and regulations governing buildings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting
    - near telephone lines and overhead power supplies.
  • 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 removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE), access equipment and handle asbestos cement materials (as applicable) safely to carry out the activity, in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings, 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 remove and repair eaves and verge finishings.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - timber, tiles and slates, sarking, fixings, fittings, sand and cement
    - 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, with particular emphasis on asbestos cement materials.
  • 4.5 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to remove and repair eaves and verge finishings.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
  • 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 removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
  • 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 remove and repair eaves and verge finishings to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings:
    - measuring, marking out, removing, replacing, fitting, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Remove to contractor's working instructions:
    - gutters and pipework, fascias, bargeboards, soffits
    - tiles/slates, battens, sarking.
  • 7.3 - Repair/replace to contractor's working instructions:
    - rafters and/or joist feet
    - tile battens, sarking, tiles and slates
    - application of appropriate timber preservative
    - roof pointing to verges.
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - remove existing gutters, fascias, snow guards, leaf traps, bargeboards, soffits, tiles and slates, asbestos cement materials
    - repair feet of existing rafters and/or joists
    - replace sarking and battens
    - locate and remove telephone lines and overhead power supplies in accordance with organisational policy
    - assess expansion and contraction across products
    - assess compatibility across manufacturer's products
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.5 - Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.6 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when removing and repairing eaves and verge finishings.
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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