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Maintaining non-structural or structural components in the workplace

Reference
J/506/4978
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
29
Guided Learning Hours
97
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Maintaining non-structural or structural components 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 maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 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 statement.
  • 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 regulations governing buildings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 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 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports
  • 2.4 - Describe the types of fire extinguishers available when maintaining non-structural or structural components and describe how and when they are used.
3 Maintain safe working practices when maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 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 maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when maintaining non-structural or structural components in relation to
    - safe use of access equipment/working platforms
    - safe handling of materials
    - safe use and storage of materials, tools and equipment
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to maintaining non-structural or structural components, 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 activities.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to maintain non-structural or structural components.
  • 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:
    - timber, manufactured sheet material, metals, mouldings, sash cord, paint, bricks, tiles, cement, sand, plaster, preservatives, adhesives, sealants, fixings, guttering, ironmongery, downpipes and associated ancillary items
    - hand and/or powered tools and 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 method of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to maintain non-structural or structural components.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 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 maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 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 maintain non-structural or structural components to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when maintaining non-structural or structural components:
    - measuring, marking out, fitting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Repair five of the following components to given working instructions:
    - frames (to include priming the repair)
    - mouldings (to include priming the repair)
    - floor joist covering (or flat roof)
    - door and/or window ironmongery
    - guttering and downpipes
    - sash cords
    - replacement glazing
    - structural joists (including support)
    - structural rafters (including support)
    - fascias, soffits and barge boards
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – replace and splice door and window frames, mouldings and structural timbers, replace sash cords, re-glaze, re-lay brick/blockwork, make good paintwork, plasterwork, brickwork, wall tiling
    – identify load bearing points
    – prop and support existing structures
    – replace frames and mouldings
    – repair or replace door and window ironmongery
    – repair and/or replace guttering and downpipes
    – repair and/or replace fascias, soffits and barge boards
    – form joints associated with repairs
    – use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 7.6 - Describe the methods of sharpening the hand tools used when maintaining non-structural or structural components.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when maintaining non-structural or structural components.
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 - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
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.