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Applying single ply membrane systems in the workplace

Reference
L/506/2617
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
17
Guided Learning Hours
57
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in applying single ply membrane systems 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 applying single ply membrane systems.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information and oral/written instructions.
  • 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, electronic data, oral/written procedures and current regulations.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when applying single ply membrane systems.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, at height, in confined spaces, 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.
  • 2.4 - Describe the types of fire extinguishers available when applying single ply membrane systems and describe how and when they are used.
3 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when applying single ply membrane 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 applying single ply membrane systems.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when applying single ply membrane systems in relation to:
    - safe use of access equipment
    - safe use and handling of materials, tools and equipment
    - safe storage and distribution 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 protection, should be used relating to applying single ply membrane systems, 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 apply single ply membrane 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:
    – mechanical fixings, vapour control layers, insulation, waterproof membranes, water control membranes, ballast, solvents, adhesives, pedestrian surfacing, protection layers, separation layers, filter and drainage layers, outlets, gutters, pipes, vents, flashings, trims, movement joints, rooflights, associated materials, components, fixings and fittings
    – hand and/or power tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
  • 4.4 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
  • 4.5 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to apply single ply membrane systems.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when applying single ply membrane systems.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and 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 applying single ply membrane 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.
7 Comply with the given contract information to apply single ply membrane systems to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when applying single ply membrane systems:
    - measuring, cutting, marking out, fitting, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Install vapour control layers and insulation (warm roofs and inverted roofs).
  • 7.4 - Apply adhered and mechanically fixed (thermoplastic or elastomeric) single ply membrane systems to given working instructions relating to the following
    - protection layers
    - separation layers
    - water control membranes (inverted roofs only)
    - edges and upstands
    - penetrations, pipes and vents
    - perimeters, rainwater outlets.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – install vapour control layers
    – install insulation materials
    – install protection layers
    – install separation layers
    – apply single ply membrane adhered systems
    – apply single ply membrane mechanically fixed systems
    – apply single ply membrane ballasted systems
    – install vertical upstands, including internal/external corners, joints and junctions, straight and curved, and incorporating changes of plane and treatment of internal angles
    – install terminations (cover flashing, external trim, termination bar, junctions to other materials).
  • 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – install to perimeters (eaves, verges and drips), outlets (spigot, sump, parapet overflow), pipes, structural penetrations (vertical, pitched and horizontal, including plinths and hand rolled collars), safety systems, internal gutters, stop ends, rooflights, hips, valleys and pedestrian finishes, incorporating vertical surfaces
    – use hot air and solvent weld
    – take into account the effects of temperature and weather conditions.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - implement snagging procedures and appropriate remedial work, including preparation for test procedures
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.8 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when applying single ply membrane systems.
  • 7.9 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when applying single ply membrane systems.
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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