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Manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials in the workplace

Reference
L/617/1394
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
55
Guided Learning Hours
183
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials 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 manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.

  • 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, verbal, written and graphical instructions and current regulations relating to manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.

  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst working:
    –in the workplace, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement and storage of materials 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.
3

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.

  • 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 manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials in relation to the following:
    –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, identified by the principles of prevention, should be used, relating to manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials, 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)
  • 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 manually apply high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.

  • 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:
    –primers, epoxy or thermoplastic resins, bituminous emulsion, catalyst, doping agents, fibres, rubber, pigment and asphalt rejuvenators
    –aggregates
    –protection and masking materials
    –mixer and mixer pot
    –pre-heaters and thermal heaters
    –hand tools, power tools, pedestrian operated plant 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 any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
  • 4.7 - Describe how to identify by calculation, quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to manually apply high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.

  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - Maintain a clear and tidy 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 manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.

  • 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 productivity targets and time scales
    –how times are estimated
    –organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7

Comply with the given contract information to manually apply high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials:
    –measuring, setting out, marking, positioning, drying, cleaning, masking, priming, sealing, mixing, heating and decanting, spreading, curing, inspecting and communicating.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment
  • 7.3 - Prepare for and manually apply high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials by heating and mixing materials, monitoring temperatures, laying and spreading the aggregate evenly and by providing protection for the curing process, to given working instructions.
  • 7.4 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    –confirm the area and location of work, the operations, safety and security requirements including temporary traffic management and immediate area protection
    –establish an agreed time frame for treatment
    –conform to agreed specification
    –prepare substrate, to include measuring, setting out, marking out, drying, cleaning and repairing
    – prepare equipment to manually apply high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials
    –protect and work around street furniture and ironwork
    –prepare materials, to include storing, handling and mixing
    –apply materials to prepared surfaces, to include heating, pouring, laying, screeding, spreading and floating
    –work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    –remove and dispose of arisings
    –communicate and co-ordinate progress on application of high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials
    –return infrastructure to operational status
    –recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    –use hand tools, power tools, pedestrian operated plant and equipment
    –work at height
    –use access equipment.
  • 7.5 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when manually applying high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used to manually apply high friction (hot applied) surfacing materials.
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.

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