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Installing and Removing Safety Net Rigging 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 and removing safety net rigging 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 and removing safety net rigging.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from plans, specifications, method statements, risk assessments, schedules and manufacturers' information.
  • 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:
    - specifications, method statements, risk assessments, schedules, manufacturers' information, standards, regulations and official guidance.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing and removing safety net rigging.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, 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 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when installing and removing safety net rigging.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing and removing safety net rigging.
  • 3.2 - Explain why, when and how personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing and removing safety net rigging, 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 install and remove safety net rigging.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - knotted and knotless netting
    - fixings and associated materials for supporting and securing the safety netting
    - associated materials (ropes, anchors, ties, ladders, proprietary components etc.)
    - hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings/anchors and ties, 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 and area associated with the method/procedure to install and remove safety net rigging.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing and removing safety net rigging.
  • 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 installing and removing safety net rigging.
  • 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 install and remove safety net rigging to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing and removing safety net rigging:
    - measuring, setting out, positioning, assembling, fixing, checking, securing, dismantling and removing.
  • 7.2 - Set up and remove knotted and/or knotless safety netting, Construction class S, T, U or V, to given working instructions.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - confirm type and scope of safety net rigging
    - confirm that the stability of the foundation/structure on which the safety net rigging will be erected and secured has been considered
    - fit, fix and secure the safety net rigging covering area, span, angle, drop distance
    - check the safety net for security
    - dismantle and remove safety net rigging
    - identify the test criteria for safety net rigging, including anchors and ties
    - tie different types of securing knots
    - visually inspect fall protection system
    - install and test anchors and ties
    - apply rescue plans relating to methods of access
    - use hand tools and ancillary equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely use and store materials, hand tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing and removing safety net rigging.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing and removing safety net rigging.
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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