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Installing plasterboard linings in the workplace

Reference
J/615/3668
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
21
Guided Learning Hours
120
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing plasterboard linings 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 plasterboard linings.
  • 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 plasterboard linings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing plasterboard linings.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding 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 installing plasterboard linings.
  • 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 plasterboard linings.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing plasterboard linings 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 plasterboard linings, 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 plasterboard linings.
  • 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:
    - wallboards, thermal boards, glass reinforced gypsum board, bonding compounds, 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 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 plasterboard linings.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing plasterboard linings.
  • 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 plasterboard linings.
  • 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 plasterboard linings to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing plasterboard linings:
    - measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Install plasterboard linings to one of following, including forming openings and carrying out repairs, to given working instructions:
    - to timber and/or metal (tacking)
    - to solid backgrounds by direct bonding (dot and dab).
  • 7.4 - 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
    – ensure the use of an appropriate fixing regime
    – identify the location of, and work around, mechanical and electrical services
    – install and repair plasterboard linings to timber and metal (tacking) and by direct bonding to solid backgrounds (dot and dab)
    – form openings
    – 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.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to communicate effectively within a team when installing plasterboard linings.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing plasterboard linings.
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.
One of the following endorsements required:
- timber and/or metal (tacking)
- solid backgrounds by direct bonding (dot & dab).

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