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Installing decking for flat roof coverings 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 Installing decking for flat roof coverings 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 decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information and oral/written instructions.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
  • 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, manufacturers' information, regulations governing buildings and oral/written procedures for dealing with damaged and incorrect materials and/or resources.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 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.
  • 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 installing decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when installing decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing decking for flat roof coverings, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.3 - 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 decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - particle boards, plywood, timber, single-skin metal sheeting, fixings and associated components
    - 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 - 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 method of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install decking for flat roof coverings.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 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 - 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 current legislation.
  • 5.5 - Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when installing decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 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 work schedules/diaries, 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 decking for flat roof coverings to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing decking for flat roof coverings:
    - measuring, cutting, marking out, fitting, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Install boarded timber roof decks and/or boarded single-skin metal roof decks to given working instructions and form:
    - perimeters
    - openings
    - falls
    - outlets
    - penetrations.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - install decking material
    - create falls
    - form outlets
    - form perimeter details
    - negotiate penetrations
    - form openings
    - ensure deck is secure and fit for purpose
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when installing decking for flat roof coverings.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing decking for flat roof coverings.
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 -
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.

One of the following endorsements required:
Boarded timber roof decks
Boarded single skin metal roof decks.