Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
- 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’ and technical information, official guidance and current regulations associated with repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when repairing basic stonemasonry structures
- 2.1 - Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, incidents, health hazards and the environment, 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 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, public, operative, plant and machinery.
- 2.3 - Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
Maintain safe and healthy working practices when repairing basic stonemasonry structures
- 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 repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
- 3.2 - Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when repairing basic stonemasonry structures, 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 repairing basic stonemasonry structures, 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, near misses, evacuations and other task-related activities.
Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to repair basic stonemasonry structures.
- 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:
–natural stones, fixings, fine aggregates, lime, lime mortars, cement, lime additives, adhesives, damp barriers, colourings, insulation, reinforcements, props and struts
–hand tools, power tools, ancillary and safety equipment.
- 4.3 - Describe how to confirm that the resources and materials conform to the specification.
- 4.4 - Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
- 4.5 - Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
- 4.6 - Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
- 4.7 - Describe how to calculate quantity, length, weight, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to repair basic stonemasonry structures.
Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
- 5.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
- 5.2 - Maintain a clear and tidy work space.
- 5.3 - Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.
- 5.4 - Explain how to comply with employer’s quality procedures.
- 5.5 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
- 5.6 - Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational and quality procedures, manufacturers’information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
Complete the work within the allocated time when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
- 6.1 - Demonstrate safe completion of the work within the estimated, agreed allocated time.
- 6.2 - Describe the purpose of the work programme and explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
–types of programmes of work and estimated times
–organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
Comply with the given contract information to repair basic stonemasonry structures to the required specification.
- 7.1 - Demonstrate the following work skills when repairing basic stonemasonry structures:
–measuring, marking out, cutting out, removing, renewing, fixing and finishing.
- 7.2 - Use and maintain hand tools, power tools, ancillary and safety equipment.
- 7.3 - Cut out and prepare the substrate with regard to the repair method to given working instructions.
- 7.4 - Arrange the lifting of stonemasonry structures to given working instructions
- 7.5 - Repair stonemasonry structures to given working instructions to:
–stone and mortar repairs
–individual damaged/defective stones
–clean beds and joints including removal of redundant fixings
- 7.6 - Describe how to apply safe and healthywork practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– identify and follow the organisational quality requirements
– carry out stone and mortar repairs by full or partial replacement
– repair individual damaged or defective stones
– match finishes in both stone and mortar
– prop and protect existing structures
– cut out and prepare the substrate with regard to the repair method
– clean beds and joints including removal of redundant fixings
– replace and repair stones
– identify and fix suitable reinforcements and fixings
– identify and mix suitable mortars and adhesives
– use quick lime, putty lime and hydraulic lime in mortars and lime washes
–protect lime mortars from adverse weather and rapid drying
–determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
–understand specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919), historical significance, listed buildings, flora and fauna
–discuss and review on-going work
–work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
–use hand tools, power tools, ancillary and safety equipment
–work at height
–use access equipment.
- 7.7 - Describe the needs of other occupations and how to communicate effectively within a team when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.
- 7.8 - Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when repairing basic stonemasonry structures.