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Planning Historical Conservation/Restoration Activities in the Workplace

Reference
K/615/7101
Level
Level 6
Credit Value
12
Guided Learning Hours
30
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in planning historical conservation/restoration activities in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Confirm the work requirements against the information supplied when planning historical conservation/restoration activities.
  • 1.1 - Identify and establish at least two of the following historical conservation/restoration activities against at least five of the following information sources:
    Activity:
    – roofing
    – lead work
    – bricklaying and craft masonry
    – earth walling
    – stonemasonry
    – decoration
    – plastering
    – wall and floor tiling
    – carpentry and joinery
    – specialist heritage activities
    Information sources:
    – survey reports
    – drawings, schedules and specifications
    – contractual
    – statutory consents
    – risk assessments and method statements
    – programmes
    – records about the competence of people
    – sub-contractor arrangements
    – health, safety and environmental plan
    – archaeological watching brief
    – material suppliers
    – historical conservation plans.
  • 1.2 - Explain how work requirements for historical conservation/restoration work can be confirmed.
  • 1.3 - Explain who needs to be consulted when confirming work requirements for historical conservation/restorations.
2 Identify and review influencing factors and guidance material about the work environment.
  • 2.1 - Consider at least three of the following influencing factors when planning historical conservation/restoration activities:
    - organisational requirements
    - contractual requirements
    - statutory requirements
    - resource allocation
    - working requirements
    - environmental considerations
    - weather conditions
  • 2.2 - Examine at least two of the following guidance materials when planning historical conservation/ restoration activities:
    - owner's manuals
    - log books
    - maintenance schedules and manuals
    - practice guides and specifications
    - current legislation and official guidance
  • 2.3 - Explain how influencing factors and guidance materials can be identified and what different methods can be used to review them.
  • 2.4 - Give reasons why influencing factors should be reviewed against guidance materials.
3 Prioritise activities by assessing and accounting for all the influencing factors.
  • 3.1 - Prioritise historical conservation/restoration activities whilst considering influencing factors.
  • 3.2 - Explain methods that can assess and account for influencing factors when planning historical conservation/restoration activities.
  • 3.3 - Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when prioritising historical conservation/restoration activities.
  • 3.4 - Give reasons why historical conservation/restoration activities should be prioritised.
4 Amend priorities to take account of changing circumstances whilst maintaining consistency with the influencing factors.
  • 4.1 - Review and update pre-determined historical conservation/restoration priorities by taking into account at least four of the following changing circumstances:
    - susceptibility to damage
    - safety requirements
    - need to inhibit and respond to deterioration
    - compromised operational effectiveness
    - weather conditions
    - use or change of use
    - meeting current legislation
    - resources
    - security threats
  • 4.2 - Explain methods that allow priorities to be amended when influencing factors have been taken into account.
  • 4.3 - Explain how changing circumstances can be accounted for when planning historical conservation/restoration activities.
5 Prepare plans or schedules and negotiate and agree them with decision-makers.
  • 5.1 - Identify, analyse and produce plans or schedules for at least three of the following historical conservation/ restoration activities:
    - roofing
    - lead work
    - bricklaying and craft masonry
    - earth walling
    - stonemasonry
    - decoration
    - plastering
    - wall and floor tiling
    - carpentry and joinery
    - specialist heritage activities
  • 5.2 - Explain how plans and schedules can be prepared for historical conservation/restoration activities.
  • 5.3 - Explain methods and techniques of negotiating and agreeing plans and schedules with decision makers.
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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