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Applying Sealant to Chimney Structures in the Workplace

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in applying sealant to
chimney structures 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 sealant to chimney structures.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules and manufacturers' information.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
  • 1.3 - State 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, manufacturers' information and regulations governing buildings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when applying sealant to chimney structures.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, 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 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when applying sealant to chimney structures.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access equipment/working platforms safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when applying sealant to chimney structures.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to applying sealant to chimney structures, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.3 - State how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related hazards.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to apply sealant to chimney structures.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - sealant components
    - sands, mortars, cements, ceramics, resins and additives
    - fixings and fittings
    - hand tools, material application and testing equipment and ancillary items.
  • 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
  • 4.3 - State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
  • 4.4 - Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
  • 4.5 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to apply sealant to chimney structures.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when applying sealant to chimney structures.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
  • 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 5.3 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 5.4 - Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
  • 5.5 - State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when applying sealant to chimney structures.
  • 6.1 - Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
  • 6.2 - State 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 and the required specification to apply sealant to chimney structures.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when applying sealant to chimney structures:
    - inspecting, removing, measuring, sweeping, reaming, scraping, mixing, applying and finishing.
  • 7.2 - Apply thin coat sealant or sealant by spray method to contractor's working instructions to internal chimney surfaces.
  • 7.3 - Dismantle and clean spray equipment (spray method only).
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - prepare internal chimney structures
    - load and operate spray equipment (spray method only)
    - apply sealant material to internal chimney surfaces
    - dismantle, clean and maintain spray equipment (spray method only)
    - use hand tools and ancillary items
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.5 - Safely use and store hand tools, equipment and ancillary items.
  • 7.6 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when applying sealant to chimney structures.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when applying sealant to chimney structures.
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.
This unit must be assessed against one of the following endorsements:
- Spray method
- Thin coat method

Qualifications offering this unit

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