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Installing Fire Resisting Ductwork Systems in the Workplace

Reference
M/600/7605
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
58
Guided Learning Hours
193
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Installing Fire Resisting Ductwork Systems 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 installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information, method statements, work instructions and risk assessments.
  • 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, method statements, work instructions, risk assessments, regulations governing buildings, Codes of Practice and guidance documents.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
    - in the workplace, at height, in confined spaces, 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 installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access/working platforms safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing fire resisting ductwork systems, 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 install fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
    - proprietary duct systems
    - rigid board, man-made mineral fibre board, metal faced board
    - steel angles, channels and rods, cover strip, fixings, adhesive, sealants
    - hand and/or powered tools and equipment.
  • 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 install fire resisting ductwork systems.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 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 safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers' information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 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 install fire resisting ductwork systems to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing fire resisting ductwork systems:
    - measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, drilling, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Install and/or repair fire resisting ductwork systems to given working instructions for:
    - kitchen extraction, smoke extraction, ventilation, pressurisation systems
    - car park ducts.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - install and repair fire resisting ductwork systems for kitchen extraction, smoke extraction, ventilation, pressurisation systems, car park ducts
    - install fire resisting cladding to existing ductwork
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    - work at height
    - use access equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
  • 7.7 - Describe the fire resisting requirements when installing fire resisting ductwork systems.
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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