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Working on Conservation and Restoration Projects in the Workplace

Reference
F/504/7080
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
30
Guided Learning Hours
100
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in working on conservation and restoration projects 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 working on conservation and restoration projects.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, method statements, schedules 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, method statements, schedules, manufacturers' information, archaeological watching brief, historical conservation plans and charters, legislations and regulations governing buildings.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when working on conservation and restoration projects.

  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, at height, in confined spaces, 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 working on conservation and restoration projects.

  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment and access equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when working on conservation and restoration projects.
  • 3.2 - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when working on conservation and restoration projects
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to working on conservation and restoration projects, 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 hazards.
4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to work on conservation and restoration projects.

  • 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:
    - conservation and restoration materials or structural components
    - hand and/or powered tools and 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, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to work on conservation and restoration projects.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when working on conservation and restoration projects.

  • 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 working on conservation and restoration projects.

  • 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 work on conservation and restoration projects to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when working on conservation and restoration projects:
    - measuring, marking out, adapting, aligning, applying, making good, maintaining, conserving, restoring or reinstating, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use specialist heritage and historical conservation/restoration skills to sample, select, prepare, match, maintain or repair in at least one of the following occupational areas, to given working instructions:
    - roofing
    - lead work
    - brickwork
    - earthen structure
    - stonemasonry
    - decoration
    - plastering
    - wall and floor tiling
    - carpentry and joinery.
  • 7.3 - Safely use materials, hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when working on conservation and restoration projects.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – validate appropriate ways in which the work should be carried out
    – recognise sensitive areas
    – maintain heritage and archaeological integrity
    – maintain the principles of minimum intervention and reversible alterations
    – remove deteriorated and/or inappropriate materials
    – remove and restore fabric, materials or structural components
    – repair removed fabric, materials or structural components
    – replace fabric, materials or structural components
    – repair fabric, materials or structural components in-situ
    – maintain existing structure
    – integrate existing and new constructional components or finishes
    – store salvageable fabric, materials and structural components.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - stop work at the point when conjecture begins and report findings
    - record work carried out (written, photographic or digital)
    - recognise and/or report endangered/protected flora and fauna
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.7 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when working on conservation and restoration projects.
  • 7.8 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when working on conservation and restoration projects.
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.
This unit must be assessed against one of the following endorsements:
– Roofing
– Lead work
– Brickwork
– Earthen structure
– Stonemasonry
– Decoration
– Plastering
– Wall and floor tiling
– Carpentry and joinery
– Iron/metal work
– Thatching

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