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Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller 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 Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller 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 applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from specifications, current regulations, 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:
    - specifications, current legislation, risk assessments, method statements and manufacturers' information.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling.
  • 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 applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 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 applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 3.2 - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to applying paint systems by brush and/or roller, 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 apply paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - water-borne and solvent-borne coatings
    - primers, intermediate coatings (undercoats) and finishes (single pack coatings)
    - single-product systems (e.g. emulsions, varnishes)
    - solvents/thinners
    - knotting, proprietary sealers
    - brushes, rollers and other associated equipment
    - protective sheeting and masking materials
    - access equipment
    – hand tools and associated 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 of materials required associated with the method/procedure to paint by brush and roller.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 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 applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 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 apply paint systems by brush and/or roller to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when applying paint systems by brush and/or roller:
    - mixing, pouring, diluting, loading, laying-on, laying-off and cutting-in.
  • 7.2 - Apply water-borne and/or solvent-borne coatings to internal and/or external surfaces for industrial and/or non-industrial situations, to given working instructions, for:linear/trim/narrow-runs and broad areas by brush and/or roller.
  • 7.3 - Safely use materials, tools and associated equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – establish access requirements
    – check suitability of previously prepared surfaces
    – prepare and apply water-borne and solvent-borne coatings by brush and roller
    – prepare coatings with activators
    – coat broad areas, linear/trim/narrow runs
    – test wet and dry film thickness
    – identify how atmospheric conditions affect coatings and their application process
    – identify the working life of prepared materials
    – use access equipment
    – use brushes, rollers and associated tools and equipment.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when applying paint systems by brush and roller.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain brushes, rollers and the associated tools and equipment used when applying paint systems by brush and/or roller.
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.
This unit must be assessed against OWN AREA OF WORK.
. For Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations and Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations qualifications only:
One of the following endorsements required -
- Decorative finishing
- Industrial painting.