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Producing standard templates and moulds 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 producing standard templates and moulds in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when producing standard templates and moulds.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments, method statements 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’ and technical information, official guidance and current regulations associated with producing standard templates and moulds.

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when producing standard templates and moulds.

  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, incidents, 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 and with movement/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, public, operative, plant and machinery.
  • 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when producing standard templates and moulds.

  • 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 producing standard templates and moulds.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when producing standard templates and moulds, 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 producing standard templates and moulds, 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 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, near misses, evacuations and other task-related activities

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to produce standard templates and moulds.

  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    –sheet zinc
    –sheet plastic
    –sheet timber
    –moulding materials
    –hand tools, power tools, ancillary and safety 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, weight, volume, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to produce standard templates and moulds.

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when producing standard templates and moulds.

  • 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 - Demonstrate compliance with employer’s quality procedures.
  • 5.5 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 5.6 - Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational and quality procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance.

Complete the work within the allocated time when producing standard templates and moulds.

  • 6.1 - Demonstrate safe completion of the work within the estimated, agreed allocated time.
  • 6.2 - Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
    –types of programmes of work and estimated times
    –organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.

Comply with the given contract information to produce standard templates and moulds to the required specification

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when producing standard templates and moulds:
    –measuring, marking out, cutting and finishing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, power tools, ancillary and safety equipment.
  • 7.3 - Produce basic section bed and face moulds to given working instructions for:
    –natural stone components, shaped true and square and moulded straight with stop ends and returns.
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    –identify and understand the organisational quality requirements particular to the proposed or existing structure.
    –understand how to identify stone type, dimensional and form accuracy (e.g. moulding, shape, consistency).
    –produce templates and moulds for natural stone components to obtain true and square surfaces, mouldings, mouldings with returned and stopped ends and curved mouldings
    –understand why photographic records could be required.
    –record relevant information on template
    –determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly.
    –understand specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance.
    –work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery.
    –use hand tools, power tools, ancillary and safety equipment.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to communicate effectively within a team when producing standard templates and moulds.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools, and equipment used when producing standard templates and moulds.
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.

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