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Repairing Basic Stonemasonry 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 Preparing Background Surfaces for Plastering, Tiling, Panelling or Painting/Decorating 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 repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules and risk assessments.
  • 1.2 - Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
  • 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, technical information and appropriate regulations.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when repairing basic stonemasonry 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 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
  • 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 repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to repairing basic stonemasonry structures, 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, occupational injuries and other task-related hazards.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to repair basic stonemasonry structures.
  • 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, appropriate fixings, tools and equipment.
  • 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - natural stones, plain and dressed, fixings, fine aggregates, cement, lime additives, adhesives, dampness barriers, colourings, insulation, props and struts- hand and/or powered 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 method of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area, volume and wastage associated with the method/procedure to repair basic stonemasonry structures.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
  • 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 safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, technical information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when repairing basic stonemasonry 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 to repair basic stonemasonry structures to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when repairing basic stonemasonry structures:
    - measuring, marking out, cutting out, removing, renewing, fixing and finishing.
  • 7.2 - Repair stonemasonry structures in plain and part dressed stone to given working instructions to:
    - cavity and solid stone walling
    - individual damaged/defective stones
    - replicate stones
    - clean beds and joints
    - match finishes.
  • 7.3 - Safely use materials, hand tools and/or portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - repair existing stonemasonry structures in matching materials and finishes
    - prop existing structures
    - cut out and replace stones
    - clean beds and joints
    - mix mortars and adhesives
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when repairing basic stonemasonry 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.

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