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Identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures in the workplace

Reference
D/617/1416
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
12
Guided Learning Hours
65
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures 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 identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings,specifications, schedules, risk assessments, method statements, survey and utility company information, 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, risk assessments, method statements, organisational and manufacturers' information, verbal, written and graphical instructions, current regulations and official guidance governing utilities.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures

  • 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 and operative.
  • 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
  • 2.4 - Describe the types of fire extinguishers available when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures and describe how and when they are used.
3

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.

  • 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 identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures in relation to the following:
    – safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and equipment
    – specific risks to health
    – others affected by the work.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of prevention, should be used, relating to identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures, 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).
  • 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, damage to utilities apparatus and sub-structures and other task-related activities.
4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to identify and mark the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.

  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, tools, equipment and electronic location instruments.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    – electronic location instruments
    – marking materials and equipment
    – hand tools, power tools and equipment
    – ancillary 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 identify by calculation, quantity, length and area associated with the method and procedure to identify and mark the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.

  • 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 identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.

  • 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 Identify and mark the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures:
    – measuring, locating, identifying, marking out, positioning, protecting and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Survey, identify and mark the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures to given working instructions.
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – confirm the area and location of work, the operations, safety and security requirements including temporary traffic management and immediate area protection
    – ensure electronic equipment is calibrated
    – conform to agreed specification and local utility providers requirements
    – identify utilities apparatus and sub-structures by electronic locators and visually
    – confirm the type of service including gas, fuel, electric, communication, water, sewage
    – work around street furniture and ironwork
    – recognise identification markers for utility types
    – confirm structures (foundations, inspection chambers, joint and junction boxes)
    – confirm the impact of the natural environment (tree roots, watercourses)
    – mark the position of the utilities apparatus and sub-structures
    – return infrastructure to operational status
    – recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    – work at height.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools, equipment and electronic instruments used when identifying and marking the location of utilities apparatus and sub-structures.
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.

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