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Installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems in the workplace

Reference
F/617/2509
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
12
Guided Learning Hours
40
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems 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 door, blind or shutter wiring systems.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments 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' information, official guidance and current regulations governing buildings and associated with wiring systems for doors, blind and shutters.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems.

  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and 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, operative and vehicles.
  • 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 installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems and describe how and when they are used. 
3

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems.

  • 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 installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems 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 protection, should be used, relating to installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems, 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 activities.
  • 3.6 - Demonstrate the safe use of a fire extinguisher relevant to a typical associated with installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems. 
4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install door, blind or shutter wiring systems.

  • 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:
    –multi-core and single-core cables
    –wiring containment fixtures and fittings
    –electrical motors and starters
    –switch gear and isolators
    –low voltage accessories
    –electrical test equipment
    –fittings and fixings
    –hand tools, power tools, power tools and equipment
    –operation, safety and maintenance documentation.
  • 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, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to install door, blind or shutter wiring systems.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems.

  • 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 installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems.

  • 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 install door, blind or shutter wiring systems to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems:
    –measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, adjusting, aligning, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Prepare for and install door, blind or shutter wiring systems, to the isolation point only, 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:
    –ensure power supply is isolated and locked off
    –confirm installation requirements
    –install wiring systems to doors, blinds and shutters to the isolation point only
    –comply with current electrical regulations
    –position fit and fix wiring containment
    –identify the appropriate power supply
    –understand earth bonding requirements
    –understand single, three phase and low voltage motor operation
    –establish how to reverse motor direction
    –identify the different methods of electrical testing
    –commission the completed door, blind and shutter wiring system
    –explain automated control systems
    –recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    –test the operation of door, blind and shutter including control systems
    –inspect, check and test safety devices
    –determine specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
    –identify and follow the installation quality requirements
    –work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    –direct and guide the operations and movement of plant and machinery
    –use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    –use electrical test equipment
    –provide certification to customer, client or their representative
    –work at height
    –use access equipment.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to communicate effectively within a team when installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing door, blind or shutter wiring systems.
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.