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Applying Preservation Treatment 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 preservation treatment in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when applying preservation treatment.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules method statements, risk assessments and manufactures’ 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, method statements, risk assessments and manufactures' information and regulations governing buildings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when applying preservation treatment.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance 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/technician.
  • 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when applying preservation treatment.
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment and access equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when applying preservation treatment.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment identified by the principles of protection should be used, relating to applying preservation treatment, 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).
  • 3.3 - Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given instructions
  • 3.4 - 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 preservation treatment.
  • 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:
    - dry chemicals, liquid chemicals, creams, pastes, gels and water
    - cementitious/liquid and physical membranes- hand and/or powered tools and treatment 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 method of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, area, volume and wastage associated with the method/procedure to apply preservation treatment.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when applying preservation treatment.
  • 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 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 in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers' information statutory regulations and official guidance.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when applying preservation treatment.
  • 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 to apply preservation treatment to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when applying preservation treatment:
    - measuring, mixing, brushing, drilling, spraying and injecting.
  • 7.2 - Apply remedial in-situ treatments to given working instructions for either wood preservation and/or damp-proofing.
  • 7.3 - Safely use hand tools, portable power tools, treatment equipment and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when applying preservation treatments.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:-apply wood preservation and/or damp-proofing treatments above and below ground level to structures and components by brush, spray, irrigation, injection and electro-osmosis-stop work at the point when conjecture begins and report findings-prepare two-part treatment mixes-identify and complete drilling patterns-measure areas for treatment and volumes of treatment mixes, chemicals and additives-apply cementitious/liquid membranes and fix physical membranes-use hand tools, power tools and treatment equipment-use access equipment.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when applying preservation treatments.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when applying preservation treatment.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment and 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:
– Wood preservation
– Damp-proofing.

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