Kitchen Fitting NVQ for blue CSCS card

Supported by CITB

THE UK QUALIFICATION FOR KITCHEN AND BEDROOM INSTALLERS – GAIN ACCESS TO SITES WITH CSCS CARD

 

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CSCS Card changes coming on 30th September 2017 – Click HERE to see what you need to do

The NVQ in Fitted Interiors is the only officially recognised qualification for bedroom and kitchen fitters.

We are fully qualified assessors of the kitchen fitting NVQ. We undertake an on-site assessment of your work and guide you through the process of achieving the award.

Skilled operative CSCS fitted interiors

CSCS blue card for kitchen installers

You do not need to take any time away from your work or undertake additional training. Neither do you need to do any coursework or exams.

The on-site assessment is designed for experienced bedroom or kitchen installers to demonstrate to the assessor they have the relevant skills to be worthy of the qualification.

 

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) was set up to ensure skilled tradesmen are qualified to do the work they are undertaking on site.  In order to gain access to UK building sites, a blue (skilled worker) CSCS card is needed to prove to the site manager that the kitchen fitter holds the NVQ in kitchen fitting. Regulations are continually being tightened and holders of the green CSCS card are now only able to access sites for general labour purposes. The previous green Construction Site Operative is no longer available. To see more about CSCS cards click here.

By undertaking an assessment of your skills in your workplace, we can credit you with the qualification required to gain site access to undertake kitchen or bedroom installations.

Whether you are a one man band or team of installers, the qualification will be invaluable to you for the future.

 

 

What is the NVQ
I will gain?

The Construction Skills qualification is:

Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (Construction)

Unit code: QUA830

Please scroll down to read in more detail about the qualification

What is an On-Site
Assessment?

On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) is an innovative training initiative launched by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and supported by UCATT.

Targeted at construction workers who have skills, experience and training but no formally recognised qualifications, it helps them to get the qualifications they need to prove they can do the job.

CITB Funding
and grants

You may not need to fund this on your own!

The CITB offer grants to members to help up-skill their employees

Please click here to see if you are eligible to receive funding for the NVQ.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

 

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Who can apply for the assessment?

The Cskills NVQ qualification in Fitted Interiors is open to any experienced kitchen or bedroom fitter. The aim of the assessment is to give you recognition of your skills without having to go through the process of official training, or take time out of work. There is more detail in the following pages that should help you decide whether you feel you should qualify for the NVQ.

As an experienced kitchen installer, why would I need the NVQ?

If you want to work on site as a kitchen installer you will need the NVQ and a CSCS card that details your qualifications. If you work domestically, having the NVQ will set you or your business apart from those that don’t.

How long will the assessment take?

The assessment will be done around your work, and at times that suit you. The assessor will try to obtain as much evidence to help you achieve the NVQ with as little disruption to you as possible. On average, the process will take one to three months.

How much will the assessment cost?

The fees are detailed here

What will I be assessed on?

The NVQ you will be assessed on is the Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (QUA830).

The qualification is broken down into four units, with the optional addition of the fifth (Basic Plumbing).

The four compulsory units are:

  • QCF121: Installing Fitted Furniture in the Workplace
  • QCF641: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • QCF642: Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • QCF643: Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • QCF122: Installing Basic Plumbing in the Workplace (Optional)

 

 

Please click on the tabs below to see the National Occupation Standards against which you will be assessed.

QUA830 (QRN ref: 600/3683/7)

Unit Code QCF121 – Title: Installing Fitted Furniture in the Workplace

Level2 Credit Value25 Guided Learning Hours83

Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
Evidence Location
1 Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing fitted furniture. 1.1 Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules and manufacturers’ information.
1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
1.3 State 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, manufacturers’ information and regulations governing buildings
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing fitted furniture. 2.1 Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
– in the workplace, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and 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 and operative.
2.3 State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when installing fitted furniture. 3.1 Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing fitted furniture.
3.2 Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing fitted furniture, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
3.3 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.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install fitted furniture. 4.1 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
– timber, timber-based sheet material, non-timber based material and plastics
– sealants and adhesives
– mouldings: timber, plastic, non-ferrous metal
– internal timber-based fitments (flat pack and assembled)
– associated fixings and fittings
– glass products
– hand and/or powered tools and ancillary equipment.
4.2 Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
4.3 State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
4.4 Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
4.5 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install fitted furniture.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing fitted furniture. 5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
5.2 Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
5.3 Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
5.4 Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
5.5 State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
5.6 Consult with the client regarding protection of property and belongings.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when installing fitted furniture. 6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
6.2 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.
7 Comply with the given contract information to install fitted furniture to the required specification. 7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when installing fitted furniture:
– measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
7.2 Prepare and install kitchen and/or bathroom and/or bedroom standard or specialist items to contractor’s working instructions, relating to the following as appropriate to the installation:
– floor units and wall units
– fixing work surfaces
– forming cut outs for appliances in work surfaces
– encasing services and heat-producing appliances
– bonding plastic laminates
– scribing, mitring and fixing mouldings
– internal and external corners
– peninsular and island unit arrangements.
7.3 Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– remove existing units and fitments
– prepare and install floor units and wall units
– fix work surfaces
– form cut outs for appliances in work surfaces
– encase services and heat-producing appliances
– bond plastic laminates
– scribe, mitre and fix mouldings
– apply internal and external corners
– fix peninsular and island unit arrangements
– carry out sequence for positioning of units
– transfer datum (lasers, spirit level, water level, plumb bob)
– use hand and/or power tools and ancillary equipment.
7.4 Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
7.5 State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing fitted furniture.
7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing fitted furniture.

 

Additional information about this unit
Purpose and aim of unit The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing fitted furniture in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate) This unit is based on the National Occupational Standard ‘Install Fitted Furniture’ (VR 121)
Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate) 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 fitted furniture to be effective and reliable when confirming a learner’s competence.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

This unit must be assessed against one of the following endorsements:
– Kitchen fitter
– Bathroom fitter
– Bedroom fitterUnit reference numberJ/600/7478Exemption(s) for this unitVR 121, F/103/1436, Install Fitted Furniture

QUA830 (QRN ref: 600/3683/7)

Unit Code QCF641

Title: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

Level1 Credit Value2 Guided Learning Hours7

Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
Evidence Location
1 Comply with all workplace health, safety and welfare legislation requirements. 1.1 Comply with information from workplace inductions and any health, safety and welfare briefings attended relevant to the occupational area.
1.2 Use health and safety control equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements.
1.3 Comply with statutory requirements, safety notices and warning notices displayed within the workplace and/or on equipment.
1.4 State why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used relating to types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation, occupational use and the general work environment, in relation to:
– collective protective measures
– personal protective equipment (PPE)
– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
1.5 State how the health and safety control equipment relevant to the work should be used in accordance with the given instructions.
1.6 State which types of health, safety and welfare legislation, notices and warning signs are relevant to the occupational area and associated equipment.
1.7 State why health, safety and welfare legislation, notices and warning signs are relevant to the occupational area.
1.8 State how to comply with control measures that have been identified by risk assessments and safe systems of work.
2 Recognise hazards associated with the workplace that have not been previously controlled and report them in accordance with organisational procedures. 2.1 Report any hazards created by changing circumstances within the workplace in accordance with organisational procedures.
2.2 List typical hazards associated with the work environment and occupational area in relation to resources, substances, asbestos, equipment, obstructions, storage, services and work activities.
2.3 List the current Health and Safety Executive top ten safety risks.
2.4 List the current Health and Safety Executive top five health risks.
2.5 State how changing circumstances within the workplace could cause hazards.
2.6 State the methods used for reporting changed circumstances, hazards and incidents in the workplace.
3 Comply with organisational policies and procedures to contribute to health, safety and welfare. 3.1 Interpret and comply with given instructions to maintain safe systems of work and quality working practices.
3.2 Contribute to discussions by offering/providing feedback relating to health, safety and welfare.
3.3 Contribute to the maintenance of workplace welfare facilities in accordance with workplace welfare procedures.
3.4 Safely store health and safety control equipment in accordance with given instructions.
3.5 Dispose of waste and/or consumable items in accordance with legislation.
3.6 State the organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare, in relation to:
– dealing with accidents and emergencies associated with the work and environment
– methods of receiving or sourcing information
– reporting
– stopping work
– evacuation
– fire risks and safe exit procedures
– consultation and feedback.
3.7 State the appropriate types of fire extinguishers relevant to the work.
3.8 State how and when the different types of fire extinguishers are used in accordance with legislation and official guidance.
4 Work responsibly to contribute to workplace health, safety and welfare whilst carrying out work in the relevant occupational area. 4.1 Demonstrate behaviour which shows personal responsibility for general workplace health, safety and welfare.
4.2 State how personal behaviour demonstrates responsibility for general workplace health, safety and welfare, in relation to:
– recognising when to stop work in the face of serious and imminent danger to self and/or others
– contributing to discussions and providing feedback
– reporting changed circumstances and incidents in the workplace
– complying with the environmental requirements of the workplace.
4.3 Give examples of how the behaviour and actions of individuals could affect others within the workplace.
5 Comply with and support all organisational security arrangements and approved procedures. 5.1 Provide appropriate support for security arrangements in accordance with approved procedures:
– during the working day
– on completion of the day’s work
– for unauthorised personnel (other operatives and the general public)
– for theft.
5.2 State how security arrangements are implemented in relation to the workplace, the general public, site personnel and resources.

Additional information about this unit
Purpose and aim of unit n/a
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate) n/a
Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate) This unit must be assessed in a work environment, 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.

Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.Unit reference numberA/503/1170Exemption(s) for this unitnone

QUA830 (QRN ref: 600/3683/7)

Unit Code QCF642

Title: Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace

Level2 Credit Value3 Guided Learning Hours10

Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
Evidence Location
1 Communicate with others to establish productive work practices. 1.1 Communicate in an appropriate manner with line management, colleagues and/or customers to ensure that work is carried out productively.
1.2 Describe the different methods of communicating with line management, colleagues and customers.
1.3 Describe how to use different methods of communication to ensure that the work carried out is productive.
2 Follow organisational procedures to plan the sequence of work. 2.1 Interpret relevant information from organisational procedures in order to plan the sequence of work.
2.2 Plan the sequence of work, using appropriate resources, in accordance with organisational procedures to ensure work is completed productively.
2.3 Describe how organisational procedures are applied to ensure work is planned and carried out productively, in relation to:
– using resources for own and other’s work requirements
– allocating appropriate work to employees
– organising the work sequence- reducing carbon emissions.
2.4 Describe how to contribute to zero/low carbon work outcomes within the built environment.
3 Maintain relevant records in accordance with the organisational procedures. 3.1 Complete relevant documentation according to the occupation as required by the organisation.
3.2 Describe how to complete and maintain documentation in accordance with organisational procedures, in relation to:
– job cards
– worksheets
– material/resource lists
– time sheets.
3.3 Explain the reasons for ensuring documentation is completed clearly and within given timescales.
4 Maintain good working relationships when conforming to productive working practices. 4.1 Carry out work productively, to the agreed specification, in conjunction with line management, colleagues, customers and/or other relevant people involved in the work to maintain good working relationships.
4.2 Apply the principles of equality and diversity and respect the needs of individuals when communicating and working with others.
4.3 Describe how to maintain good working relationships, in relation to:
– individuals.
– customer and operative.
– operative and line management.
– own and other occupations.
4.4 Describe why it is important to work effectively with line management, colleagues and customers.
4.5 Describe how working relationships could have an effect on productive working.
4.6 Describe how to apply principles of equality and diversity when communicating and working with others.

Additional information about this unit
Purpose and aim of unit n/a
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate) This unit is based on the National Occupational Standard VR525
Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate) This unit must be assessed in a work environment, 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.

Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.Unit reference numberJ/503/1169Exemption(s) for this unitNone

QUA830 (QRN ref: 600/3683/7)

Unit Code QCF643 Title: Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace

Level2 Credit Value5 Guided Learning Hours17

Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
Evidence Location
1 Comply with given information when moving, handling and/or storing resources. 1.1 Interpret the given information relating to moving, handling and/or storing resources, relevant to the given occupation.
1.2 Interpret the given information relating to the use and storage of lifting aids and equipment.
1.3 Describe the different types of technical, product and regulatory information, their source and how they are interpreted.
1.4 State the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources and how they are implemented
1.5 Describe how to obtain information relating to using and storing lifting aids and equipment.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when moving, handling and/or storing resources. 2.1 Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
– in the workplace, in confined spaces, 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.
2.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.
2.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making the reports.
2.4 State the appropriate types of fire extinguishers relevant to the work.
2.5 Describe how and when the different types of fire extinguishers, relevant to the given occupation, are used in accordance with legislation and official guidance.
3 Maintain safe working practices when moving, handling and/or storing resources. 3.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when moving, handling and/or storing resources.
3.2 Use lifting aids safely as appropriate to the work.
3.3 Protect the environment in accordance with safe working practices as appropriate to the work.
3.4 Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to moving, handling and/or storing resources, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation, occupational use and the general work environment, in relation to:
– collective protective measures
– personal protective equipment (PPE)
– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
3.5 Describe how the health and safety control equipment relevant to the work should be used in accordance with the given instructions.
3.6 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.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to move, handle and/or store occupational resources. 4.1 Select the relevant resources to be moved, handled and/or stored, associated with own work.
4.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the occupational resources in relation to:
– lifting and handling aids
– container(s)– fixing, holding and securing systems.
4.3 Describe how the resources should be handled and how any problems associated with the resources are reported.
4.4 Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
4.5 Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
5 Prevent the risk of damage to occupational resources and surrounding environment when moving, handling and/or storing resources. 5.1 Protect occupational resources and their surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
5.2 Dispose of waste and packaging in accordance with legislation.
5.3 Maintain a clean work space when moving, handling or storing resources.
5.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
5.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when moving, handling and/or storing resources. 6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
6.2 State the purpose of the work programme and explain why deadlines should be kept in relation to:
– progress charts, timetables and estimated times– organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme.
7 Comply with the given occupational resource information to move, handle and/or store resources to the required guidance. 7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when moving, handling and/or storing occupational resources:
– moving, positioning, storing, securing and/or using lifting aids and kinetic lifting techniques.
7.2 Move, handle and/or store occupational resources to meet product information and organisational requirements relating to three of the following:
– sheet material
– loose material
– bagged or wrapped material
– fragile material
– tools and equipment
– components– liquids.
7.3 Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them when moving, handling and/or storing occupational resources.
7.4 Describe the needs of other occupations when moving, handling and/or storing resources.
Additional information about this unit
Purpose and aim of unit n/a
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate) n/a
Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate) This unit must be assessed in a work environment, 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.

Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.Unit reference numberF/503/1171Exemption(s) for this unitnone

QUA830 (QRN ref: 600/3683/7)

Unit Code QCF122 Title: Installing Basic Plumbing in the Workplace

Level2 Credit Value16 Guided Learning Hours53

Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
Evidence Location
1 Interpret the given information relating to the work and resources when installing basic plumbing. 1.1 Interpret and extract information from drawings, specifications, schedules and manufacturers’ information.
1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statement.
1.3 State 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, manufacturers’ information and regulations governing buildings.
2 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when installing basic plumbing. 2.1 Describe their responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance whilst working:
– in the workplace, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and 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 and operative.
2.3 State what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
3 Maintain safe working practices when installing basic plumbing. 3.1 Use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements when installing basic plumbing.
3.2 Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to installing basic plumbing, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
3.3 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.
4 Select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work to install basic plumbing. 4.1 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and defects associated with the resources in relation to:
– sinks, basins, baths, wc’s, bidets, shower trays
– copper and plastic pipes, waste outlets, taps, valves and pumps
– sealants and adhesives
– associated fixings and fittings
– hand and/or powered tools and ancillary equipment.
4.2 Select resources associated with own work in relation to materials, components, fixings, tools and equipment.
4.3 State how the resources should be used correctly, how problems associated with the resources are reported and how the organisational procedures are used.
4.4 Outline potential hazards associated with the resources and method of work.
4.5 Describe how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to install basic plumbing.
5 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when installing basic plumbing. 5.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
5.2 Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
5.3 Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
5.4 Dispose of waste in accordance with legislation.
5.5 State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
5.6 Consult with client regarding protection of property and belongings.
6 Complete the work within the allocated time when installing basic plumbing. 6.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
6.2 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.
7 Comply with the given contract information to install basic plumbing to the required specification. 7.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when installing basic plumbing:
– measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.
7.2 Remove and install kitchen and/or bathroom and/or bedroom appliances (from the isolation point only) in compliance with current regulations and contractor’s working instructions, relating to the following as appropriate to the installation:
– sinks, basins, baths, wc’s, bidets
– taps, waste services, waste disposal, shower trays and shower valves
– laundry appliances, dishwashers.
7.3 Describe how to apply safe work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish the authority needed to rectify them, to:
– remove and install: sinks, basins, baths, taps, waste services, wc’s, bidets, shower trays, shower valves, pumps, laundry appliances and dishwashers
– carry out bending of copper pipes
– use compression and capillary copper fittings
– use compression, push fit and plastic weld fittings
– connect hot and cold water supplies
– use hand and/or power tools and ancillary equipment.
7.4 Safely use and store hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment.
7.5 State the needs of other occupations and how to communicate within a team when installing basic plumbing.
7.6 Describe how to maintain the tools and equipment used when installing basic plumbing.

 

Additional information about this unit
Purpose and aim of unit The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in installing basic plumbing in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate) This unit is based on the National Occupational Standard ‘Install Basic Plumbing’ (VR 122)
Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate) 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 basic plumbing to be effective and reliable when confirming a learner’s competence.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

This unit must be assessed against one of the following endorsements:
– Kitchen fitter
– Bathroom fitter
– Bedroom fitterUnit reference numberR/600/7483Exemption(s) for this unitVR 122, J/103/1437, Install Basic Plumbing