||Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing electrical earthing systems.
- 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from plans, drawings and sketches, specifications, method statements, risk assessments, schedules 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:
- plans, drawings and sketches, specifications, method statements, risk assessments, schedules, manufacturers' information, standards, regulations and official guidance associated with earthing installation work.
||Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing electrical earthing systems.
- 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 - State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
||Maintain safe working practices when installing electrical earthing systems.
- 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and access equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing electrical earthing systems.
- 3.2 - Explain why, when and how personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing electrical earthing systems, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
- 3.3 - 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 hazards.
||Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install electrical earthing systems.
- 4.1 - Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
- tapes or cables (plain, sheathed, coated, tinned)
- earth bars, earth rods, earth pits
- earth enhancing additives, exothermic welds, clamps, bonds, lugs, clips, screws, plugs, nuts, bolts, rivets, inhibiting paste, petrolatum based anti-corrosion tape, cable ties, cable cleats, markers, labels, cable tiles, trunking and racking
- anchors and ties
- hand tools, powered tools, test instruments, ancillary equipment and access equipment.
- 4.2 - Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings/anchors and ties, tools and equipment.
- 4.3 - State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
- 4.4 - Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
- 4.5 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install electrical earthing systems.
||Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing electrical earthing systems.
- 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
- 5.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
- 5.3 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
- 5.4 - Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
- 5.5 - State 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 electrical earthing systems.
- 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.
||Comply with the given contract information to install electrical earthing systems to the required specification.
- 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing electrical earthing systems:
- cleaning, dressing, measuring, forming, levelling, cutting, drilling, driving, plugging, digging, positioning, clamping, bonding, filling, securing and testing.
- 7.2 - Install electrical earthing and earthing cable systems to building structures and commission and test the system to given working instructions, relating to:
- earth bars
- earth rods
- earth pits
- lattice earth mats and earth plates
- ground conditioning agents
- exothermic welded joints.
- 7.3 - Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
- identify various types of structure, the structural fabric and the installation location
- confirm the means of access to carry out the work
- identify and confirm the different types of components and how they are installed
- prepare component parts for installation
- position, fit and secure electrical earthing and earthing cable systems to a given specification and agreed requirements
- commission the system
- visually inspect fall protection equipment
- install and test anchors and ties
- use hand tools, powered tools, test instruments and ancillary equipment
- work at height
- use access equipment.
- 7.4 - Safely use and store hand tools, test instruments, powered tools and ancillary equipment.
- 7.5 - State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing electrical earthing systems to building structures.
- 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing electrical earthing systems.