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Preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry in the workplace

Reference
L/617/2433
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
32
Guided Learning Hours
150
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry 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 preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments and manufacturer’s 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, technical information, appropriate guidance, and current regulations governing buildings.
2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.

  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst working in the workplace and with setting out equipment.
  • 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 preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.

  • 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 preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry in relation to the following:
    –safe use of access equipment
    –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 preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
    –collective protective measures
    –local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
    –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 prepare backgrounds and set out basic external stonemasonry.

  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    –load bearing support and restraint systems
    –mechanical anchors, chemical anchors and studs
    –insulation boards, membranes, fire stops, cavity trays
    –sealants
    –levels (water, optical, laser), spirit level, straight-edge, tape measures, pegs, profiles, square
    –hand tools, portable power tools and setting out 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, distances, length, diagonals, levels, area, volume and wastage associated with the method and procedure to prepare backgrounds and set out basic external stonemasonry.
5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.

  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - 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, manufacturer’s information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
6

Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.

  • 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 prepare backgrounds and set out basic external stonemasonry.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry:
    –measuring, marking out, levelling, drilling, fitting, cutting, positioning, fixing, securing and sealing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and setting out equipment
  • 7.3 - Prepare backgrounds to given working instructions for:
    –load bearing support and restraint systems to solid structures
    –insulation (membranes, fire stops)
    –cavity trays and damp proof membranes (DPM)
  • 7.4 - Set out regular shaped external stonemasonry on level ground to given working instructions.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    –set out location of support and restraint systems
    –fix load bearing support and restraint systems
    –fix cavity trays
    –cut and fix insulation (membranes, fire stops)
    –seal solid surfaces with proprietary waterproof sealants
    –set out regular shaped structures on level ground
    –set out using the 3:4:5 method
    –construct corner profiles
    –transfer levels (spirit level, straight-edge, water levels, optical levels, metric E staffs)
    –use setting out equipment
    –use hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment
    –work at height
    –use access equipment.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to communicate effectively within a team when preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and setting out equipment used when preparing backgrounds and setting out basic external stonemasonry.
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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