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Installing textile floorcoverings 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 Installing textile floorcoverings 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 textile floorcoverings.
  • 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 - 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:
    - drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, electronic data, manufacturers' information and current regulations governing buildings.

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing textile floorcoverings.

  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, 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 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.

Maintain safe and healthy working practices when installing textile floorcoverings.

  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when installing textile floorcoverings.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing textile floorcoverings in relation to:
    - safe handling of materials
    - safe use and storage of materials, tools and equipment
    - specific risks to health.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to installing textile floorcoverings, 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 working 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 activities.

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install textile floorcoverings.

  • 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:
    - textile sheet and tile floorcoverings
    - adhesives: tape, liquid
    - interlayments (domestic work), textile underlays; finishing trims; nosings (contract work), protection materials
    - associated fixings, fittings and components
    - hand tools, portable power 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 methods of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install textile floorcoverings.

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing textile floorcoverings.

  • 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 installing textile floorcoverings.

  • 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 install textile floorcoverings to the required specification.

  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing textile floorcoverings:
    - measuring, marking out, cutting, joining, stretching, matching and securing.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Install textile sheet and tile floorcoverings in domestic and/or contract situations to the following to given working instructions
    - horizontal
    - inclined
    - stepped
    - shaped
    - upstands
  • 7.4 - Install textile sheet and tile floorcoverings in domestic and/or contract situations on the following surfaces/areas to given working instructions:
    - solid floors
    - timber-based floors
    - suspended floors
    - steps.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – check and ensure that background surfaces are suitable for installing textile floorcoverings
    – evaluate floor moisture content
    – acclimatise materials and products
    – ensure that the correct interlays (domestic work) have been installed
    – ensure that the correct underlays have been installed
    – install textile sheet and tile floorcoverings, in domestic and/or contract situations, to horizontal, inclined and stepped surfaces, to setting out points, lines and with the correct pile direction
    – install textile sheet and tile floorcoverings, in domestic and/or contract situations, onto solid, timber-based, suspended floors and steps.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – install trims
    – install nosings (contract work)
    – form shapes and upstands
    – form straight and winding staircases
    – protect finished floorcoverings
    – situ and respond accordingly
    – recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – determine specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
    – use hand tools, power tools and equipment.
  • 7.7 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when installing textile floorcoverings.
  • 7.8 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing textile floorcoverings.
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
This unit must be endorsed by one of the following:
- Domestic Work
- Contract Work.

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