||Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing complex suspended ceiling 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 complex suspended ceiling systems.
||Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing complex suspended ceiling systems.
- 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.
||Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing complex suspended ceiling 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 complex suspended ceiling systems.
- 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing complex suspended ceiling 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 should be used, relating to installing complex suspended ceiling systems, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
- collective protective measures
- local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
- personal protective equipment (PPE)
- respiratory protective equipment (RPE).
- 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.
||Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install complex suspended ceiling 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:
- tiles, grid components, hangers, battens, braces, patresses, insulation, panels, sealants, 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 complex suspended ceiling systems.
||Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing complex suspended ceiling 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.
||Complete the work within the allocated time when installing complex suspended ceiling 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.
||Comply with the given contract information to install complex suspended ceiling systems to the required specification.
- 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing complex suspended ceiling systems:
- measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
- 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
- 7.3 - Install four of the following given working instructions and carry out repairs to all:
- curved ceilings
- sloping ceilings
- floating ceilings/canopies
- complex ceiling voids
- plasterboard margin interfaces
- rafts and/or baffles acoustic sections.
- 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
– establish the suitability of the existing substrate
– ensure the use of an appropriate fixing regime
– check vertical and horizontal datum
– identify the location of, and work around, electrical and mechanical services
– install and repair curved ceilings, sloping ceilings, floating ceilings/canopies, complex ceiling voids, plasterboard margin interfaces, structural fire protective ceilings and rafts and/or baffles acoustic sections
– install fire, smoke, sound and thermal cavity barriers
– 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 complex suspended ceiling systems.
- 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing complex suspended ceiling systems.