||Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 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:
- lightning protection system layout drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, earth records, regulations and official guidance associated with lightning conductor work.
||Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents and health hazards, whilst working:
- in the workplace, below ground level, 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 test engineer.
- 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
||Maintain safe and healthy working practices when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment and access equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 3.2 - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to inspecting and testing lightning protection systems, 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).
- 3.4 - Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given 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 hazards.
||Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to inspect and test lightning protection systems.
- 4.1 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components and fixings/anchors, and tools and equipment.
- 4.2 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
- test instruments and equipment
- measuring instruments and ancillary equipment
- hand tools, power tools and ancillary 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, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to inspect and test lightning protection systems.
||Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 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 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.
||Complete the work within the allocated time when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 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.
||Comply with the given contract information to inspect and test lightning protection systems to the required specification.
- 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems:
- inspecting, testing, measuring, calibrating, calculating, recording and reporting.
- 7.2 - Inspect the components of lightning protection systems in the following ways to given working instructions:
- 7.3 - Safely use materials, hand tools, test equipment/instruments, powered tools and ancillary equipment.
- 7.4 - Safely check the hand tools, test equipment/instruments, powered tools and ancillary equipment used when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 7.5 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– identify the lightning protection systems (including surge/transient protection)
– liaise with the person responsible for the system
– confirm the means of access to carry out the work
– survey and carry out visual inspection of the lightning protection system
– identify the geology (nature of soil, special earthing arrangements)
– identify type and position of earth electrodes
– use test instruments and ancillary equipment
– carry out tests for continuity, resistances, impedance
– measure earth resistance using recognised test procedures
– identify deterioration and damage
– identify alterations, additions and repairs to the system
– visually inspect fall protection equipment
– ensure test instruments and measuring equipment is calibrated
– use hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment
– work at height
– use access equipment
– complete and update documentation and log book including earth records and lightning protection system drawings
– write reports.
- 7.7 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.
- 7.8 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when inspecting and testing lightning protection systems.