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Maintaining Non-structural Carpentry Work 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 maintaining non-structural carpentry work 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 maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 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 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, manufacturers' information and regulations governing buildings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 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.
  • 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
  • 2.4 - State the types of fire extinguishers available when maintaining non-structural carpentry work and describe how and when they are used.
3 Maintain safe working practices when maintaining non-structural carpentry work
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment and access equipment/working platforms safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 3.2 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to maintaining non-structural carpentry work, 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
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to maintain non-structural carpentry work.
  • 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:
    - timber, manufactured sheet material, prefabricated components, ironmongery, metals, sash cord, adhesives, sealants, guttering, downpipe, fixings and associated ancillary items
    - 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 and wastage associated with the method/procedure to maintain non-structural carpentry work.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 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, manufacturers' information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 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 maintaining non-structural carpentry work to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when maintaining non-structural carpentry work:
    - measuring, marking out, splicing, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • 7.2 - Repair and/or replace four of the following to given working instructions:
    - frames
    - mouldings
    - doors
    - windows (including replacement glazing)
    - door and/or window ironmongery
    - verge and/or eaves
    - guttering and downpipes
    - sash cords.
  • 7.3 - Prime the repair to the work to given working instructions.
  • 7.4 - Safely use and handle materials.
  • 7.5 - Safely use hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.6 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    - splice and replace frames and mouldings
    - repair and replace doors and windows
    - repair and replace ironmongery
    - repair or replace guttering, downpipes
    - replace sash cords
    - replace architraves, skirting, dado rails and picture rails
    - form joints associated with repairs
    - use hand tools, power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment.

  • 7.8 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 7.9 - Describe the methods of sharpening the hand tools used when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
  • 7.10 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when maintaining non-structural carpentry work.
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 -
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.