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Installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes in the workplace

Reference
Y/615/6039
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
30
Guided Learning Hours
100
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes 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 reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 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, site specific safety rules, current regulations governing buildings and official guidance associated with reinforced soil retaining structures.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below cut slope level, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement and 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 installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 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 reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes in relation to two of 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 installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes, 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.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 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:
    – concrete
    – supports and restraints and temporary formwork
    – drainage materials to include pipes, junctions, inspection chambers, mats and aggregate
    – proprietary retaining facing units
    – soil reinforcement grids, strips, geotextiles, filter cloths, bearing pads and fixings
    – granular backfill
    – sleeves, barriers, copings and ancillaries
    – erosion protection materials
    – 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 install reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
  • 5.2 - 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 installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 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 install reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes to the required specification.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes:
    - measuring, setting out, spreading, compacting, laying, securing and trimming.
  • 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
  • 7.3 - Install reinforced soil retaining structures or slopes to given working instructions relating to the following:
    - excavate to line and level and construct levelling pad or base
    - locate and secure proprietary retaining units or slope ancillaries
    - place and compact soils and soil reinforcement
    - install safety, protection and erosion measures
    - install cosmetic facing.
  • 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
    – store and prepare equipment and materials
    – identify the characteristics of reinforced soil structures and slopes
    – identify and confirm datum
    – confirm location and protection of services
    – excavate, set aside, and dispose of spoils
    – mark out to line and level
    – set out for base/ and foundation
    – trim formation to line and level
    – compact formation
    – construct levelling pads and bases
    – install drainage and outfall
    – identify the differences between drainage and retaining material
    – assemble, position and secure proprietary retaining facing units (PRFU)
    – work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
    – direct and guide the operations of plant and machinery
    – place and secure external formwork for slopes,
    – place and secure lining materials for slopes ensuring overlaps
    – install granular drainage zone
    – place and compact backfill in layers
    – locate and secure soil reinforcement
    – secure coping
    – secure soil separation mat
    – install sleeves and barriers
    – install material, erosion and edge protection measures
    – install cosmetic facings
    – recognise and determine when additional 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, 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 installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
  • 7.6 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing reinforcement for the formation of soil structures and slopes.
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 - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
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.

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