Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars.
Describe the different types of instruction used with the method/procedure to prepare and mix concrete and mortars.
Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
– in the workplace, below ground level, at height, 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 preparing and mixing concrete and mortars.
Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars.
Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to preparing and mixing concrete and mortars, 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 prepare and mix concrete and mortars.
Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
– aggregate, sand, lime, cement, water, additives
– hand tools and mixing plant and equipment.
Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, tools and equipment.
State how the resources should be used correctly.
Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to preparing and mixing concrete and mortars
Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars.
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 preparing and mixing concrete and mortars.
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 agreed starting and finishing times.
Comply with the given contract information to prepare and mix concrete and mortars to the required specification.
Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars:
– gauging and mixing.
Gauge and mix mortars and/or concrete to contractor’s working instructions.
Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– gauge and mix concrete and mortars by hand and mixer
– use hand tools, mixing plant and equipment
– work with crane handled or mechanically handled loads.
Safely use and store hand tools, mixing plant and equipment and ancillary equipment.
State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars.
Describe how to maintain the tools, mixers and equipment used when preparing and mixing concrete and mortars.