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Applying Intumescent Coatings in the Workplace

Reference
H/600/7603
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
32
Guided Learning Hours
106
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in applying intumescent coatings 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 intumescent coatings.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information, method statements, work instructions and risk assessments.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
  • 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, manufacturers' information, method statements, work instructions, risk assessments, regulations governing buildings, Codes of Practice and guidance documents.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when applying intumescent coatings.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, at height, 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 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when applying intumescent coatings.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access/working platforms safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when applying intumescent coatings.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to applying intumescent coatings, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.3 - State 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 intumescent coatings.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - primers, detergents, fillers, tie coats
    - intumescent base and top coats
    - hand and/or powered tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
  • 4.4 - Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
  • 4.5 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to apply intumescent coatings.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when applying intumescent coatings.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 5.3 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 5.4 - Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
  • 5.5 - State 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 intumescent coatings.
  • 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 apply intumescent coatings to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when applying intumescent coatings:
    - washing, abrading, stirring, mixing and applying.
  • 7.2 - Prepare and apply intumescent coatings by brush, roller and spray to given working instructions, relating to:
    - new surfaces
    - existing damaged surfaces.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - identify different types of substrate
    - prepare and repair background surfaces
    - apply intumescent coatings to new and damaged surfaces by brush, roller and spray
    - control coating thickness
    - repair defective/damaged coatings
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when applying intumescent coatings.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when applying intumescent coatings.
  • 7.7 - Describe the fire resisting requirements when applying intumescent coatings.
  • 7.8 - Describe the effects that the changing environmental conditions have on the application process.
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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