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Preparing Background Surfaces for Plastering, Tiling, Panelling or Painting/Decorating in the Workplace

Reference
Y/505/1832
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
7
Guided Learning Hours
23
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Preparing Background Surfaces for Plastering, Tiling, Panelling or Painting/Decorating 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 background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating in the Workplace.
  • 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 and current regulations governing buildings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 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 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 background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 3.1 - Use health and safety control equipment and access equipment (if applicable) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with current legislation and organisational requirements when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 3.2 - Comply with information relating to specific risks to health when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating, 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.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to prepare background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 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:
    - solvents and cleaning agents
    - stripping materials and equipment
    - fillers and bonding agents
    - primers, surface treatment materials and waterproofing agents
    - sand, cement, lime and plaster renders
    - mesh, trims and fixings
    - hand and/or portable 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 methods of work.
  • 4.6 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 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.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 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 background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating:
    - measuring, marking out, washing, stripping/scraping, abrading/keying, hacking, cutting out, removing, mixing, filling, levelling/flattening, brushing down and priming.
  • 7.2 - Prepare new or existing background surfaces for plastering and/or tiling and/or panelling and/or painting/decorating to given working instructions for five of the following:
    - previously plastered, tiled, panelled or painted/decorated surfaces
    - brick
    - block
    - concrete
    - render or plaster
    - manufactured board
    - wood
    - metal
  • 7.3 - Safely use materials, hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.4 - Safely store the materials, tools and equipment used when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 7.5 - Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – prepare previously plastered, tiled, panelled or painted/decorated surfaces
    – remove surface contamination
    – prepare brick, block, concrete and boarding for plasting
    – prepare brick, block, concrete, wood, metal, render or and plaster for tiling
    – prepare brick, block, concrete, wood, metal, render or and plaster for painting/decorating
    – prepare brick, block, concrete, wood, metal, render and plaster for panelling
    – prepare manufactured board
    – mix and apply plaster, sand, cement and lime renders
    – apply primers
    – fill, level and abrade surfaces
    – apply preparatory treatments
    – use waterproof membranes
    – fix proprietary mesh and trims
    – apply movement joints
    – recognise and determine when specific skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – complete and maintain records
    – work on buildings of historical significance
    – use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
    – work at height
    – use access equipment.
  • 7.6 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
  • 7.7 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when preparing background surfaces for plastering, tiling, panelling or painting/decorating.
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.
One of the following endorsements required:
- Painting and decorating
- Tiling
- Plastering
- Panelling
Plus this unit must be assessed against five of the following endorsements:
– Previously plastered, tiled, panelled or painted/decorated surfaces
– Brick
– Block
– Concrete
– Render or plaster
– Manufactured board
– Wood
– Metal.

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