||Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 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, electronic data, manufacturers' information and current regulations governing buildings.
||Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst working:
- in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces, 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.
||Maintain safe and healthy working practices when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 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 assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering in relation to:
- safe handling of materials
- safe use and storage 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 assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering, 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 and other task-related activities.
||Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to assess and prepare background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 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:
- repair compounds, smoothing underlayment's, moisture measuring equipment, moisture control systems, contaminant removers
- hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary 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, length, area and waste materials associated with the method/procedure to assess and prepare background surfaces for floorcovering.
||Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 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.
||Complete the work within the allocated time when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 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.
||Comply with the given contract information to assess and prepare background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering:
- assessing, scraping, cleaning, stripping, measuring, marking out.
- 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools moisture measuring equipment and ancillary equipment
- 7.3 - Assess and prepare background surfaces to given working instructions, relating to the following:
- removal of existing floorcoverings
- removal of surface contaminants
- application of repair compounds
- application of smoothing underlays.
- 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– determine the state and composition of background surfaces
– remove existing floorcoverings
– make good surfaces
– use moisture measuring equipment
– recognise and determine requirements for various floorcoverings (moisture content of subfloor, application of moisture control systems, acclimatisation of materials prior to installation)
– recognise types of contaminants and carry out methods of removal.
- 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– recognise and determine if underfloor heating is in-situ and respond accordingly
– recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
– determine specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
– use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment.
- 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.
- 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when assessing and preparing background surfaces for floorcovering.