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Overview of the role

Assembling and installing manufactured components to agreed design specification and tolerance.

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Construction assembly and installation operative

Details of standard

This standard has options. Display duties and KSBs for:

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in the construction sector.  On site assembly of manufactured components is a rapidly growing part of the construction sector, representing 15% of the market in 2018.  Projects include; infrastructure, residential, commercial, retail, healthcare, education, rail, prisons and leisure.  Structures and components are manufactured in factories and then transported to the construction site, ready for location, connection and finishing.  Materials can include concrete, timber, modular and portable buildings and can include plastic and steel components.  Projects can be small local ones such as a bespoke house or nationwide in large scale developments such as residential and social housing, schools and hospitals.  These can be permanent, temporary or re-locatable.

The broad purpose of this occupation is to use elements manufactured off site, installed and assembled in a construction site environment.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with team colleagues and supervisors as well as those from other organisations such as main contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, plant operators, drivers, Health and Safety Executive representatives, Environment Agency, site managers, construction managers and other trades.  The occupation involves working outside on a construction site, in a range of weather conditions, on projects anywhere in the UK.  In some instances it will involve travelling and working away from home.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the assembly and installation of manufactured components to agreed design specification and tolerance.  This includes the safe handling, moving, installing and finishing to specification and within deadlines under the guidance of senior team colleagues or a supervisor depending on the size of the organisation.

The apprenticeship consists of four optional routes:

  1. Pre-cast Concrete
  2. Timber Frame
  3. Relocatable Modular and Portable Buildings
  4. Permanent Modular Buildings

 

Typical job titles include:

Assembly operative Concrete finisher Modular and portable building operative Modular building installer Modular cabin fitter Modular installer Precast erector Precast installer Slinger signaller Structural insulated panels (sip) installer Timber frame erector Timber frame installer Timber framer

Core occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Carry out pre-use checks of all lifting and handling equipment to be used for the project

K2 K8 K9

S5 S6

B1

Duty 2 Pre-use checks of equipment and resources

K2 K8

S2

B4

Duty 3 Check work area is safe at all times and in line with method statements and risk assessments

K1

S1

B1

Duty 4 Comply with the current legislation, work instructions and toolbox talks to carry out the work and maintain safe and healthy work practices

K1 K10

S1 S2 S3 S5

B1 B3 B4

Duty 5 Use a range of equipment, hand and power tools to carry out the assembly and installation

K2 K9 K14

S4 S7 S8

B6

Duty 6 Apply safe working techniques for moving, lifting and handling pre-assembled, manufactured elements

K2 K4 K8 K9

S1 S2 S4

B2 B3

Duty 7 Read, interpret and work to drawings, specifications and construction information e.g. lifting plan, logistics plan, manufacturers information

K3 K6

S2 S8 S10

B5 B8

Duty 8 Fixing temporary works for stability and safe access

K2 K10 K14

S2 S7

B7

Duty 9 Working under site supervision to align the installation into position according to specifications, drawings, models including digital equipment e.g. laser levels, theodolites, Global Positioning Systems

K3 K5 K6 K7 K15

S9 S10

B2 B3 B5 B8

Duty 10 Follow connection details and ensure it has been installed according to specification

K6 K13 K14 K15 K16

S3 S6 S8 S9 S10

B6 B7

Duty 11 Select and use materials according to specification

K5 K11 K12 K14

S6 S7 S9

B4 B6

Duty 12 Carry out quality checks against specification and take remedial action where instructed

K3 K6 K13 K16

S8 S9 S10

B4 B8

Duty 13 Complete documentation related to the project e.g. timesheet, delivery notes, method statements

K3 K6 K16

S9 S10

B2

Duty 14 Maintain a clear and tidy workspace and ensure that waste materials are disposed of in accordance with current legislation

K1 K2 K13

S1

B1

Option duties

Concrete duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 15 Carry out dimensional checks of the slab and mark up positions e.g. starter bars and rails according to specifications and drawings.

K17 K19 K20

S11

Duty 16 Erect components such as panels, large format block work, staircases, columns, flooring, lintels and pods according to specifications and drawings.

K18 K21 K22

S12 S14

Duty 17 Install propping and other temporary works such as edge protection as per specifications and drawings.

K19 K20

S13

Duty 18 Carry out structural connections using items such as, rebar, strand, grout and specialist fixings as per specifications and drawings.

K21 K22

S14 S15

Duty 19 Carry out finishing works and installation of the ancillary items such as window formers, cavity trays and insulation products.

K22 K23

S15 S16

Timber duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 20 Survey, position, fit, level and fix soleplates according to specifications and drawings.

K24

S17

Duty 21 Erect timber frame panels to create walls on-site according to specifications and drawings

K25 K27

S18

Duty 22 Install and lay cassette floor decks and/or install floor joists according to specifications and drawings.

K25 K28 K29

S18 S20

Duty 23 Erect timber roof structures and components, in-situ roofs and pre-assembled roof structures according to drawings and specifications.

K25 K26 K30 K32

S18 S19 S21 S22

Duty 24 Install ancillary items e.g. air tightness measures, damp-proofing, membranes, fire stops, cavity barriers according to drawings and specifications

K25 K31

S18 S23

Relocateable modular and portable duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 25 Follow organisational procedures to prepare the exterior building to meet customer specifications e.g. shot blasting, repainting the exterior, windows, stairways, linkways, doors, ironmongery, trims

K33 K34 K35 K36 K37

S25

Duty 26 Prepare the unit for safe transport e.g. temporary stability panels, temporary seals, covers.

S24

Duty 27 Apply internal finishings e.g. internal partitions, trims, configure interior layout, painting, electrical and plumbing, tiling.

K34

S20

Duty 28 Demonstrate the product and handover installation paperwork to customer.

K34

S28

Duty 29 Carry out maintenance to buildings in accordance with the planned schedule or in reaction to customer feedback e.g. broken component, different layout required.

K34

S25

Duty 30 Dismantle the building e.g. removing connections to utilities, removing staircases, removing linkways following the supplied lift plan to move the building onto transport.

K34

S25

Duty 31 Carry out after hire inspections and report findings once the building is returned to the depot in order to prepare invoice for damages.

K33

S28

Permanent modular duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 32 Carry out dimensional checks of the slab and mark up positions, e.g.: grid, anchorages, ground cleats, services and drainage, according to specifications and drawings.

K38 K40

S29

Duty 33 Erect components such as modular units, panelised elements and secondary structures e.g.: support systems and balconies, bracketry, columns, lintels, external and internal fire stopping, service connections, internal fabric finishing materials according to specifications and drawings.

K39

S27 S30 S32 S34

Duty 34 Install temporary works for transportation such as bracing, temporary seals and covers.

K41

S31

Duty 35 Carry out structural connections using items such as inter-modular bracketry, tie cleats, core cleat connections, ground anchors, grout and specialist fixings as per specifications and drawings.

K42

S34 S35

Duty 36 Carry out internal finishing works and installation of the ancillary items such as bay joints, service connections and completions, suspended ceilings, flooring, thresholds, internal fabric items, cavity trays, insulation products and decorative finishes.

K1 K2 K43

S36 S37


KSBs

Knowledge

K1: The principles of environment, health, safety and welfare and how they must be applied in relation to their work and to others. Back to Duty

K2: The responsibilities under current legislation and official guidance to undertake the work e.g. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations. Back to Duty

K3: How to communicate with others and follow organisational procedures to conform to productive work practices. Back to Duty

K4: The different techniques and methods to move, lift and handle, pre-assembled, manufactured elements and modules. Back to Duty

K5: How to use, store and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment. Back to Duty

K6: How to interpret various types of information for drawings and specifications in various types and formats including digital e.g. Building Information Modelling and Personal Digital Assistant models. Back to Duty

K7: How to comply with specifications and drawings when assembling, positioning and fixing manufactured elements and modules. Back to Duty

K8: The specific safe working practices for moving, lifting and handling pre-assembled, manufactured elements and modules including – risk assessments and method statements, lift plans, control of hand-arm vibration syndrome, dust and noise. Back to Duty

K9: The different techniques and methods to move, handle and store resources prior to installation. Back to Duty

K10: The principles and practice of working at height and the use of access equipment including: mobile elevated work platforms, scaffold, fall prevention systems and equipment. Back to Duty

K11: The principles of slinging and signalling. Back to Duty

K12: The use of different materials and how they work together for load bearing and non-load bearing purposes. Back to Duty

K13: The quality requirements of the materials and products that are being installed. Back to Duty

K14: The different methods of installation and removal of temporary works and/or formwork. Back to Duty

K15: The different methods of installation and removal of products such as structural elements, flooring units, stairs, pods, modules and cladding. Back to Duty

K16: How and when to follow organisational reporting procedures to identify and rectify problems arising from information, resources and methods of work. Back to Duty

K17: How to set out components in relation to datum points to maintain dimensional control Back to Duty

K18: Component identification marks, their meaning and the implications on working methods e.g. lifting points marked on drawings, lifting configurations and sequencing. Back to Duty

K19: How to adjust temporary works to achieve alignment and level. Back to Duty

K20: How to select and fix specified temporary works, edge protection. Back to Duty

K21: The properties of a range of fixings, connections, materials and their applications e.g. the purpose and use of wall plates and brackets. Back to Duty

K22: Application methods of cementitious finishing products such as grouts and fillers. Back to Duty

K23: The range of insulation types their performance, options, quality and installation methods e.g. preventing cold bridges and forming fire stops. Back to Duty

K24: The range of soleplate types available, their performance, material options, quality and installation and fixing methods. Back to Duty

K25: Timber component Identification marks, their meaning and the implications on working methods. Back to Duty

K26: Erection, installation and removal methods for temporary propping, bracing and protection measures. Back to Duty

K27: The range of timber frame panels available, their performance, material options, quality and installation methods including columns and beams, the purpose and use of wall plates. Back to Duty

K28: The range of floor types available, their performance, material options, quality and installation methods including cassettes, joists and combination systems. Back to Duty

K29: The range of roof structures available, their performance, material options, quality and installation methods, including hips and valleys, verges and eaves, parapet finishes Back to Duty

K30: The range of roof components available, their performance, material options, quality and installation methods including false chimneys, windows, hatches, dormers, roof lights and vents. Back to Duty

K31: The range of ancillary components available, their performance, material options, quality and installation methods including membranes, damp proof courses, vapour barriers, fire stops and cavity barriers. Back to Duty

K32: The regulations and requirements of scaffolding, access equipment and working platforms with regard to timber frame structures. Back to Duty

K33: how to complete product paperwork, including pre-delivery inspection, handover documentation and after hire inspection reports, identify and record all damages and faults in accordance with company procedures. Back to Duty

K34: how to construct, install, maintain and dismantle modular and portable buildings including the following elements:• how to maintain non-structural carpentry work• how to complete like for like replacement of electrical fittings as instructed• how to complete a pre-delivery electrical inspection• how to maintain non-structural and structural components e.g. door frames, windows, partitions, structural supports• how to install plumbing such as toilet and sink units• how to apply paint by brush, roller and air spray• how to prepare surfaces using abrasive blast cleaning• how to install plaster board linings. Back to Duty

K35: How specific maintenance, installation and dismantling times are estimated to meet production sequencing requirements. Back to Duty

K36: how to use methods of calculating quantity, length, area and wastage associated with materials used to construct, install, maintain and dismantle modular and portable buildings. Back to Duty

K37: how to avoid heat loss and condensation by applying the principles of airtightness and ventilation Back to Duty

K38: How to set out components in relation to datum points to maintain dimensional control. Back to Duty

K39: Component identification marks, their meaning and the implications on working methods e.g. lifting points marked on drawings, lifting configurations, specialised handling restrictions and step areas on unit roof zones. Back to Duty

K40: How to install, check and record to achieve alignment and level. Back to Duty

K41: How to select and fix the appropriate temporary works for transportation, e.g.: edge protection, walk-on strips. Back to Duty

K42: The properties of a range of fixings, connections, materials and their applications e.g. the purpose and use of wall plates and brackets. Back to Duty

K43: Application methods of passive fire protection products such as mineral wools, intumescent tapes and fillers. Back to Duty

K44: The range of material types, their performance, options, quality and installation methods e.g.: preventing cold bridges and forming fire stops. Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Identify and apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations, Approved Codes of Practice, company guidance, site specific requirements and taking account of changing circumstances. Back to Duty

S2: Plan and undertake work practices productively. Back to Duty

S3: Identify and apply safe use, storage and maintenance of hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment. Back to Duty

S4: Identify and apply safe working techniques when manual handling, working at height and using access equipment and plant such as – fall prevention systems e.g. fall arrest, restraint and access systems, harnesses and scaffold. Back to Duty

S5: Identify and apply safe working techniques when slinging and signalling the movement of loads. Back to Duty

S6: Apply different materials for load bearing and non-load bearing purposes according to design and specifications. Back to Duty

S7: Install and remove temporary works e.g. protection, formwork, propping, bracing and access ramps in accordance with schemes of work. Back to Duty

S8: Assemble, position and install manufactured components such as structural elements, flooring units, stairs, pods, modules and cladding. Back to Duty

S9: Complete post installation checks to ensure compliance with specification. Back to Duty

S10: Interpret information for drawings and specifications in various types and formats including digital e.g. Building Information Modelling and Personal Digital Assistant models Back to Duty

S11: Measure, mark, align, position and set out lines, starter rails and/or dowel bars according to drawings and specifications. Back to Duty

S12: Identify and select components according to material identification marks and construction sequence. Back to Duty

S13: Install temporary protection, propping and bracing according to drawings and specifications. Back to Duty

S14: Assemble components in accordance with specification and drawings including move, measure, align, fit, level, plumb, position and secure. Back to Duty

S15: Use appropriate materials and fixings in accordance with drawings, specifications and manufacturer’s instructions. Back to Duty

S16: Apply finishing products to specified quality standard. Back to Duty

S17: Measure, mark, align, position and secure soleplates according to drawings and specifications Back to Duty

S18: Identify and select components according to material identification marks. Back to Duty

S19: Assemble timber frame wall panels including move, measure, mark out, align, fit, level, plumb, finish, position and secure. Back to Duty

S20: Install floor systems according to drawings and specifications including cassettes, joists and combination systems. Back to Duty

S21: Erect roof structure carcassing components according to drawings and specifications e.g. false chimneys, hips and valleys, verges and eaves, parapet finishes. Back to Duty

S22: Form roof openings according to drawings and specifications e.g. hatches, dormers, roof lights and vents. Back to Duty

S23: Install ancillary items according to drawings and specifications e.g. membranes, damp proof courses, vapour barriers, fire stops and cavity barriers. Back to Duty

S24: Prepare relocatable modular or portable buildings for loading onto transport vehicles, and assist in securing for travel, in line with supplied lift plan and method statements; e.g. temporary stability panels, temporary seals, and covers. Back to Duty

S25: Commission, operate and decommission powered units, machinery and equipment specific to the relocatable modular and portable building operations e.g. pumps, generators, compressors, pressure washers and lighting sets. Back to Duty

S26: Disassemble relocatable modular and portable buildings according to specification including link-way connections, staircases and access ramps. Back to Duty

S27: Complete maintenance on relocatable modular and portable buildings including replacement and repair of interior and exterior systems using carpentry, electrical, inspection, plumbing and painting skills. Back to Duty

S28: Demonstrate product to a customer, completing all paperwork for pre-delivery inspection, handover documentation and after hire inspection reports. Back to Duty

S29: Interpret survey information supplied. Measure, mark, align, position and set out lines, ground-cleats, anchorages and modular landing grids according to drawings and specifications. Back to Duty

S30: Identify and select components according to material identification marks, unique identification numbers, references and construction-installation sequence. Back to Duty

S31: Install temporary protection, and utilise the specified mounted safety equipment according to drawings and specifications. Back to Duty

S32: Assemble and record components in accordance with specifications, sequence and drawings including landing, securing, activating retaining components, positional accuracy and securing using specified fixings and methods. Back to Duty

S33: Use weatherproofing and external inter-modular fire stopping materials and fixings in accordance with drawings, specifications, manufacturer’s instructions and regulatory compliance. Back to Duty

S34: Select, pre-form, assemble and install internal inter-modular service connections in accordance with drawings, specifications, manufacturer’s instructions and regulatory compliance. Back to Duty

S35: Carry out and record validation testing of connected services upon installation and connection, in accordance and alignment with the applicable standards and regulations. Back to Duty

S36: Select, pre-form, assemble and install internal inter-modular fire stopping and internal building fabric- finishing components and materials in accordance with drawings, specifications, manufacturer’s instructions and regulatory compliance. Back to Duty

S37: Apply finishing products to quality standard in accordance with drawings and project specifications. Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Working safely: in accordance with legal, regulatory, contractual and company procedures. Back to Duty

B2: Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, digital and personal presentation. Back to Duty

B3: Team work: work effectively and respectfully with others with minimum supervision, having consideration for equality and diversity. Back to Duty

B4: Independent working: take responsibility for completion of your own work. Back to Duty

B5: Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions to undertake the work instructions. Back to Duty

B6: Working effectively: undertake the work in a timely and productive manner. Back to Duty

B7: Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to the work instructions Back to Duty

B8: Customer focus: deliver work to required quality standards Back to Duty


Qualifications

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules.

Other mandatory qualifications

Slinger and signaller CPCS A40

Level: 2


Additional details

Occupational Level:

2

Duration (months):

18

Review

This standard will be reviewed after three years.

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 2
Reference: ST0265
Version: 1.0
Date updated: 17/02/2022
Approved for delivery: 3 July 2019
Route: Construction and the built environment
Typical duration to gateway: 18 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £13000
Options: Concrete, Timber, Relocateable modular and portable, Permanent modular
LARS Code: 467

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Employers involved in creating the standard: Laing O’Rourke, Persimmon Homes, Berkeley Group, Pickerings Plant, Elliott Hire, Modular and Portable Building Association MPBA, SIG Roofspace, PCE ltd, NOCN, CITB, Leeds College of Building, Costain, Skanska, British Precast, Barratt PLC, Crest Nicholson, Redrow Homes, Swift Timber Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Countryside Properties, Citu Group

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