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Installing support systems for green roofs in the workplace

Reference
L/506/2620
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
12
Guided Learning Hours
40
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing support systems for green roofs 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 support systems for green roofs.
  • 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, electronic data and current regulations and official guidance associated with green roofs.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing support systems for green roofs.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards and the environment, 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 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
  • 2.4 - Describe the types of fire extinguishers available when installing support systems for green roofs and describe how and when they are used.
3 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing support systems for green roofs.
  • 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 support systems for green roofs.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing support systems for green roofs 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 installing support systems for green roofs, 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 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 support systems for green roofs.
  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation tomaterials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - drains, resistance layers, filters, irrigation systems, protection layers, substrate, 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 install support systems for green roofs.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing support systems for green roofs.
  • 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 installing support systems for green roofs.
  • 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 support systems for green roofs to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing support systems for green roofs:
    - measuring, marking out, laying, fitting, joining, sealing, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Prepare and install support systems for green roofs to given working instruction for four of the following components:
    - root/rhizome resistant layer
    - protection layer
    - irrigation system
    - drainage system
    - filter layer
    - substrate.
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – ensure the integrity of roof structure
    – protect underlying roof membrane(s)
    – ensure appropriate layering of the green roof support system; root/rhizome resistant layers, protection layers, irrigation systems, drainage systems, filter layers and substrate
    – install measures to prevent slippage
    – identify the differences between intensive and extensive green roofs
    – identify the differences between intensive and extensive green roofs
    – use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicatewithin a team when installing support systems for green roofs.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing support systems for green roofs.
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.
At least four of the following endorsements:
- Root/rhizome resistant layer
- Protection layer
- Irrigation system
- Drainage system
- Filter layer
- Substrate.