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Installing dry lining systems 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 installing dry lining
system 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 dry lining 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 and current guidance/regulations associated with installing dry lining systems.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing dry lining systems.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities potential accidents, health hazards and the environment 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 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 and healthy working practices when installing dry lining 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 dry lining systems.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing dry lining 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 prevention, should be used, relating to installing dry lining 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 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.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install dry lining 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:
    - panels, plasterboards, metal sections, timber battens, fixings, fittings
    - hand tools, portable power tools and equipment.
  • 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/procedure to install dry lining systems.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing dry lining 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 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 installing dry lining 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 dry lining systems to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing dry lining systems:
    - measuring, marking out, fitting, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Install the following, including fixing deflection heads, forming openings and junctions, and carrying out repairs, to given working instructions
    - metal stud partitions
    - metal furring ceilings
    - framed wall linings
    - framed and frameless beam and column encasement systems
  • 7.4 - Install at least two of the following systems to given working instructions, including fixing deflection heads, forming openings and junctions, and carrying out repairs
    - twin walls
    - staggered studs
    - service shaft partitions
    - curved walls
    - walls over three metres high
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – identify and follow the installation quality requirements
    – check vertical and horizontal datum
    – establish the suitability of the existing substrate
    – identify the location of, and work around, mechanical and electrical services
    – ensure the use of an appropriate fixing regime
    – fix deflection heads
    – install dry lining systems including metal stud partitions, metal furring ceilings, wall linings, framed and frameless beam and column encasement systems
    – form openings and junctions
    – repair damaged partitions and ceilings
    – install twin walls, staggered studs and service shaft partitions
    – form and install curved walls
    – install walls over three metres high
    – recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    – use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to communicate effectively within a team when installing dry lining systems.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing dry lining systems.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment and 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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