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View Unit : Reinstating Excavation and Highway Surfaces in the Workplace

Unit Reference Number
Qualification Framework
Reinstating Excavation and Highway Surfaces 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 reinstating excavation and highway surfaces 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 reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.


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 governing excavations and reinstatement work on highways.


Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.


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 reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.


Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.


Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to reinstating excavation and highway surfaces, 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 reinstate excavation and highway surfaces.


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

– new and re-usable materials, sub-base, road-base and pavement surface

– cold-lay and hot-lay bituminous materials and hot rolled asphalt

– sands, jointing materials

– concrete, blocks and flags

– natural soil based materials

– hand and/or powered tools and equipment.


Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, 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, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to reinstate excavation and highway surfaces.


Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.


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 reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.


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 reinstate excavation and highway surfaces to the required specification.


Demonstrate the following work skills when reinstating excavation and highway surfaces:

– backfilling, consolidating, laying, compacting, positioning, securing and finishing.


Reinstate, to contractor’s working instructions, at least one of the following excavations and highway surfaces:

– sub-grades, sub-bases, road-bases

– cold lay bituminous

– hot lay bituminous

– concrete

– modular

and include:

– kerbs and edge restraints

– street ironwork.


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

– confirm the type of ground structure for reinstatement (bituminous, concrete, modular, natural)

– reinstate and compact backfill, sub-grades, sub-bases, road-bases pavement base for the relevant type of ground structure

– protect service apparatus and sub-structures during reinstatement

– reinstate the relevant type of ground surface, pavement surface, kerbs, edge restraints and street ironwork

– dispose of surplus materials

– use hand tools, power tools and 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 reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.


Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when reinstating excavation and highway surfaces.

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