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Erecting Precast Concrete Structural Units in the Workplace

Reference
J/600/7481
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
18
Guided Learning Hours
60
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in erecting precast concrete structural units 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 erecting precast concrete structural units.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from method statements and drawings.
  • 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:
    - technical, regulatory: drawings and method statement.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when erecting precast concrete structural units.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - fall protection: safety nets, air bags, working platforms, decking systems, access platforms, mobile towers and other mobile equipment, fall arrest systems, scaffolding, edge protection, ladders
    - compliance with the relevant Codes of Practice for the safe erection of precast concrete structural units and associated components.
  • 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 erecting precast concrete structural units.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and work at height safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when erecting precast concrete structural units.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to erecting precast concrete structural units, 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 erect precast concrete structural units.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - precast concrete structural units
    - hand and/or powered tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to precast concrete structural units and fixings, hand tools, power tools and ancillary 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 erect precast concrete structural units.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when erecting precast concrete structural units.
  • 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
  • 5.4 - Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
  • 5.5 - State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when erecting precast concrete structural units.
  • 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 and timetables
    - organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7 Comply with the given contract information to erect precast concrete structural units to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when erecting precast concrete structural units:
    - measuring, marking out, lifting, pitching, positioning and adjusting.
  • 7.2 - Erect precast concrete structural units to contract specification:
    - position structural units
    - fix structural units
    - erect temporary propping.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - position precast concrete structural units
    - fix precast concrete structural units
    - position associated concrete units, e.g. flooring, cladding
    - erect temporary formwork/propping
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height.
  • 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 erecting precast concrete structural units.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when erecting precast concrete structural units.
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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