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Installing single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge in the workplace

Reference
Y/616/3816
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
10
Guided Learning Hours
33
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing single-lap roof coverings to a fixed gauge 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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract relevant information from oral/written working instructions drawings, specifications, 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:
    – oral/written working instructions, electronic data, drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, organisational procedures and current regulations governing buildings.

2

Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 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/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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 3.2 -
    Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when installing single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge in relation to the following:
    – safe use of access equipment/working platforms
    – 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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge, 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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 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:
    – single-lap fixed gauge tiles, fittings, fixings, ridge and hip tiles, dry fix systems, ventilation systems, proprietary roofing grade mortar, sand, cement and additives.
    – hand tools, power tools and ancillary 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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

5

Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 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 installing single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 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 work schedules/diaries, 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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge to the required specification.

  • 7.1 -
    Demonstrate the following work skills when installing single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge:
    – measuring, setting out, marking out, cutting, fitting, mixing, positioning, securing and finishing.

  • 7.2 -
    Use and maintain hand tools, power tools, and ancillary equipment.

  • 7.3 -
    Install single-lap fixed gauge roof tiles and related fittings, fixings and components given working instructions, using new and/or reclaimed materials for roofs with the following:
    – general areas
    – eaves and top course
    – abutments
    – openings (roof lights, windows)
    – dry and/or wet fix verges, ridges, hips and valleys.

  • 7.4 -
    Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
    – assess suitability of sub-structure
    – identify and report faults with sub-structure and roof interfaces
    – determine lap and gauge dimensions
    – cut and fit tiles, fittings and roofing components to the required size and shape
    – set out and install tiles and components to eaves and top course, verges, ridge, hips, valleys, openings (roof lights, windows) abutments and general areas
    – install vents, ridge ventilation and other high level ventilation
    – mix sand, cement and additives
    – mix proprietary roofing grade mortar
    – form dry and/or wet fix finishing details
    – recognise where reclaimed materials can be used
    – understand the effects on lap and gauge when using reclaimed imperial sized tiles
    – understand the uses and limitations of hand-made/crafted clay tiles
    – recognise when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
    – recognise specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance
    – use hand tools, 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 single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

  • 7.6 -
    Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing single-lap roof tiles to a fixed gauge.

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.

This unit must be assessed against ONE of the following endorsements:
- New materials
- Reclaimed materials.

Qualifications offering this unit

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