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Preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls in the workplace

Reference
T/616/3807
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
18
Guided Learning Hours
60
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in preparing
resources for installing sheeting and cladding on roofs and walls 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 preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 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:
    – drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, oral and written procedures, site inductions, current regulations governing buildings and official guidance associated with preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding.

2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 2.1. -
    Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment whilst working:
    – in the workplace, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement and storage of materials, by manual handling and mechanical lifting and with mechanical access equipment.

  • 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 and healthy working practices when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 3.1. - Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.
  • 3.2. -
    Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls in relation to the following:
    – safe use of access equipment
    – safe use, storage and handling 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 prevention should be used, relating to preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls, 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).

  • 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, falls, rescue procedures and other task-related activities.

4

Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to prepare resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 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:
    – fixings and fasteners, flashings, fittings, halters, spacer systems
    – insulation, vapour control, separation and breather membranes,
    – sealants and fillers.
    – metal and translucent sheets, built up, standing seam, secret fix, composite panels, rainscreen cladding panels, decking panels and fibre cement systems
    – hand tools, portable power tools and equipment.

  • 4.3. -
    Describe how the resources should be used correctly, 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 the methods of calculating quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to prepare sheeting and cladding materials and resources for installation on roofs and walls.

5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 5.1. -
    Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.

  • 5.2. - Prevent 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.

6

Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 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.

7

Comply with the given contract information to prepare resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 7.1. - Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls:
    – identifying, checking, measuring, marking out, cutting, preparing and positioning.
  • 7.2. -
    Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.

  • 7.3. -
    Prepare resources for installation, to include sheeting and cladding materials, fixings, flashings, roof and wall components, and ancillary equipment to given working instructions for one of the following systems:
    – built-up
    – standing seam
    – secret fix
    – composite panel
    – fibre-cement
    – rainscreen cladding.

  • 7.4. -
    Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – identify installation quality requirements
    – conform to agreed specification
    – confirm manufacturers’ installation criteria
    – check resources for type, quantity and damage and report discrepancies
    – deal with damaged and incorrect roof and wall sheeting and cladding materials and resources
    – identify types and characteristics of cladding sheets including; single skin, sinusoidal (corrugated), trapezoidal (box) and fibre cement profiles, twin or double skin insulated systems, composite panel (sandwich panel) systems, decking, structural decking and rainscreen products
    – identify parts of roof and wall cladding sheets including; top and bottom flanges, crown, web, trough or pan
    – identify types, characteristics and applications of cladding products and systems including: built-up, standing seam, secret fix, composite panel, fibre cement, rainscreen cladding products
    – recognise the differences between sheeting and cladding profiles for walls and roofs
    – measure, mark out and cut sheeting and cladding
    – adjust and position fixings, halters, spacers, clips and fittings
    – identify, recognise and work to gridlines and datum marks
    – prepare, align and position resources ready to install: built-up, standing seam, secret fix, composite panel, fibre cement and rainscreen cladding
    – check quality and suitability of work on completion and at the end of each working period
    – recognise and determine when additional specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – work from mobile elevating work platforms
    – work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    – use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment.

  • 7.5. -
    Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

  • 7.6. -
    Describe how and when to maintain the tools and equipment used when preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls.

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 assessed against ONE of the following endorsements:
- Built-up systems
- Standing seam systems
- Secret fix systems
- Composite panel systems
- Fibre-cement systems
- Rainscreen cladding systems

Qualifications offering this unit

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