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View Unit : Installing Street Ironwork in the Workplace

Unit Reference Number
Qualification Framework
Installing Street Ironwork in the Workplace
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
Guided Learning Hours
Unit Credit Value
Date of Withdrawal
5.2 Building and Construction
Unit Grading Structure
Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in a work environment and in accordance with:

– the Additional Requirements for Qualifications using the title NVQ in QCF

– the ConstructionSkills ‘Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment – Craft, Supervisory, Technical, Managerial and Professional Units and Qualifications with NVQ in the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) title and SVQs.

Assessors for this unit must use a combination of the following assessment methods:

– observation of normal work activities within the workplace that clearly confirms the required skills

– questioning the learner on knowledge criteria that clearly confirms the required understanding

– review other forms of evidence that can clearly confirm industry required skills, knowledge and understanding.

Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of occupational expertise and knowledge of installing street ironwork to be effective and reliable when confirming a learner’s competence.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:

Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing street ironwork.


Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules and manufacturers' information.


Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.


State the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented.


Describe different types of information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to:

– drawings, specifications, schedules, manufacturers' information and regulations for street ironwork fixtures.


Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing street ironwork.


Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:

– in the workplace, below ground level, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.


Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.


State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.


Maintain safe working practices when installing street ironwork.


Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing street ironwork.


Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing street ironwork, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.


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 street ironwork.


Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:

– sand, cement, mortar, patent epoxy resin-based materials

– access covers and frames, gully grates and frames

– hand and/or powered tools and equipment.


Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.


State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.


Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.


Describe how to calculate quantity and size associated with the method/procedure to install street ironwork.


Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing street ironwork.


Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.


Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.


Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.


Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.


State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.


Complete the work within the allocated time when installing street ironwork.


Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.


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 street ironwork to the required specification.


Demonstrate the following work skills when installing street ironwork:

– measuring, marking out, positioning, fitting, levelling, aligning and securing.


Install street ironwork to new and reinstatement situations to contractor’s working instructions relating to:

– access covers and frames

– gully grates and frames.


Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:

– locate the area/position where the street ironwork is to be installed

– confirm the street ironwork, fixing and bedding requirements

– position, fit, align and secure the street ironwork

– protect ironwork during curing

– use hand tools, power tools and equipment

– use ancillary equipment.


Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.


State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing street ironwork.


Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing street ironwork.

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