Comply with safe working practices when installing vehicle safety fencing.
Carry out installation work safely in accordance with health and safety requirements.
Describe the relevant parts of current specifications for Highway Works applicable to the work to be carried out.
Describe the health and safety requirements that are relevant to:
– excavation work including the legal restrictions on power tool use
– the placing and positioning of posts
– the placing and fixing of fencing components.
Demonstrate how to deal with any difficulties experienced during the work within their level of responsibility.
Complete work in a manner which causes minimal disturbance to the environment.
Dispose of waste and excess materials safely to minimise environmental risk in accordance with the job specification and legal requirements.
Describe the environmental issues relating to the disposal of waste and surplus concrete.
Prepare and maintain resources when installing vehicle safety fencing.
Select and prepare tools, equipment and resources ready for use.
Maintain tools, equipment and resources in a clean and serviceable condition throughout post installation.
Excavate and form foundations to install vehicle safety fencing.
Obtain and interpret relevant fencing specifications.
State the types of equipment that can be used to excavate post holes and strip trenches.
Excavate ground to the required specification, in line with recommended working practices.
Describe the materials and ratios used when forming concrete.
Place concrete and compact to form for foundation strengths, sizes, profiles and finishes.
Describe the methods and/or techniques used to:
– mix, place, compact, finish and cure concrete
– form pockets in concrete for future fixing
– cast-in fixing items.
Determine provision to support the future installation of posts in relation to:
Describe how and when excavations should be supported.
Describe how and when temporary supports should be used to support excavations.
Place and fix posts and components when installing vehicle safety fencing.
Obtain the specified type, material, quality and grade of safety fencing materials.
Position and fix posts at the specified line, level and angle, in line with recommended working practices, by:
Describe the methods used to:
– handle and position posts
– provide temporary supports to posts set in concrete
– align and level posts
– set posts to allow for tensioning.
State the reasons for setting posts to allow for tensioning, and the precautions to take to avoid distortion during the tensioning process.
Position and securely fix the following components and anchor points, to the required specification, in line with recommended working practices:
– surface mounted anchors
– post extensions
– reinforcement rings
State the components used in relation to vehicle safety fencing and their uses.
Describe the factors that affect the positioning and the method used to fix posts and components.
State the different types of backfill and the methods of consolidation.
Place and fix vehicle safety fencing.
Obtain the specified type, material, quality and grade of safety fencing components.
Describe the different types and applications of fencing materials.
Describe the different types and construction of typical vehicle safety fencing systems.
Assemble components to form safety fencing to meet the required specification, in line with recommended working practices, using three of the following methods:
– positioning preformed beams and posts
– positioning wire rope to posts.
Describe the methods used to:
– assemble fencing and fencing components
– fix fence materials to posts.
Describe the safeguards to be taken when fixing fencing materials.
Position, tension and securely fix assembled components at the specified line and level, in line with recommended working practices, using one of the following systems mechanisms:
– UCB, TCB, OBB, DROBB systems
– RHS systems
– wire rope systems.
Describe the different types of protective finish used when installing vehicle safety fencing.
Maintain the integrity of protective finishes during fixing.
Describe the reasons for, and the methods used, to:
– maintain integrity of protective finishes
– tension fencing materials.
Explain the precautions that should be taken to avoid distortions to fencing/fencing materials.