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Installing Stone Cladding to Solid Structures in the Workplace

Reference
H/503/2958
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
32
Guided Learning Hours
107
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing stone cladding to solid 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 installing stone cladding to solid structures
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules and risk assessments.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
  • 1.3 - State 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, technical information and appropriate regulations.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, 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 working practices when installing stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment and access equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to installing stone cladding to solid 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)
    - local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
  • 3.3 - Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given instructions.
  • 3.4 - State how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, occupational injuries and other task-related hazards.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 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:
    - stone cladding
    - mechanical fixings
    - shims and spacers
    - membranes
    - expansion and compression jointing
    - lime
    - cement
    - fine and course aggregates
    - hand and/or powered tools and equipment, lifting systems (slings/lewis pins).
  • 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, volume and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install stone cladding to solid structures.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 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 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, technical information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when installing stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - State 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 stone cladding to solid structures to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing stone cladding to solid structures:
    - measuring, marking outing, cutting, tooling, drilling, fitting, finishing, lifting, positioning, fixing and securing.
  • 7.2 - Install and joint internal and external stone cladding to given working instructions to:
    - mechanical fixings, load-bearing support and restraint systems, shims and spacers, damp-proof membranes, cavity trays, insulation and fire stops
    - remove temporary shims and spacers
    - form expansion and compression joints.
  • 7.3 - Safely use materials, hand tools and/or portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when installing stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – cut and drill stone cladding to receive mechanical fixings
    – lift and position stone cladding using manual and mechanical lifting systems
    – install/remove temporary restraint systems
    – install permanent restraints fixings
    – drill background surface to receive fixings
    – fix cladding with load-bearing support and restraint systems
    – align cladding using shims and spacers
    – install membranes, cavity trays, insulation and fire stops
    – remove all temporary shims and spacers
    – form expansion and compression joints
    – mix mortar
    – bed and joint or leave gaps for others to seal
    – use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when installing stone cladding to solid structures.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing stone cladding to solid 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.
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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