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Overview of the role

Installing, repairing and maintaining various elements of the internal structure of a building

Interior systems installer

Details of standard

This standard has options. Display duties and KSBs for:

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in the Construction and Built Environment industry including new-build, renovation and refurbishment.  It is a specialist contracting occupation largely involved in the construction of partitions, walls and ceilings.  The Interior Systems sector alone has over 35,000 operatives working on extremely diverse projects in hotels, schools, airports, football stadiums, hospitals, shopping centres.  However other projects may mean working on security controlled installations such as Military Bases which may never be seen or used by the public.  Interior Systems operatives have also played a major part in the construction on iconic structures which are known throughout the world and include Canary Wharf, the Olympic Stadium, Battersea Power Station and the Shard. This is a fast growing sector with many opportunities for career progression into site supervision and management position which can lead to running their own businesses.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to install, repair and maintain various elements of the internal structure of a building to a high standard.  (e.g. ceilings above and walls around the structure.)

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with other colleagues, other trades, site supervisor, site manager, end users, main contractors and suppliers.  Environments could range from internal and external construction sites to occupied buildings eg large commercial properties or residential tower blocks with apartments and specialist buildings such as car showrooms.  The work would usually be during normal weekday hours but unsocial hours may also be necessary.  The work will be physically active, including lifting and fixing systems into place.  Work could be at height from a platform or mobile scaffold and operatives will need to follow strict safe working practices at all times in whichever occupational area they choose. They will report to a supervisor or site manager and be capable of managing their own time, quality and resources to meet deadlines and specifications. 

This is a core and options standard with two pathway routes with: 

  1. Drylining - methods to install different drylining systems that form the walls and rooms within a building, often used to hide wires and pipes whilst improving acoustics and create space for insulation.
  2. Ceiling and Partitions.- incorporates different ceiling and partition systems within a building. Used to provide different types of working environments, taking account of lighting and other fixtures.

Typical job titles include:

Drylining fixer Modular demountable partition installer Operable partitioner installer Ceiling/suspended ceiling fixer Interior systems operative

Core Occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Interpret drawings to ensure work is completed to specification

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9

S1

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 2 Keep work area clean and tidy

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9 K10

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11

B1 B2 B5

Duty 3 Measure and mark out interior systems projects in accordance with industry standards

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9 K10

S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 4 Install metal furring ceilings and bulkheads in accordance with specification & manufactures instructions

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9 K10 K11

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 5 Install plasterboard partitions in accordance with specification & manufactures instructions

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9 K10 K11

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 6 Complete quality assurance checks in accordance with specification to enable handover in line with site procedures

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9

S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Option Duties


Drylining Systems duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 7 Install and repair metal stud partitions according to/in accordance with design details, specification, manufactures recommendations and best practice guidelines

K12 K13 K15 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20

S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 8 Install and repair Framed wall linings Eg metal dryliner channels, metal wall furrings, timber battens

K12 K13 K14 K15 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20

S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 9 Install plywood pattresses according to specification & manufactures instructions

K12 K13 K14 K15 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20

S17 S18 S21 S23 S24 S25

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 10 Form framed and frameless beam and column in accordance with specification & manufactures instructions

K12 K13 K14 K15 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20

S17 S18 S19 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 11 Form builders works holes and openings for windows and doors

K12 K13 K14 K15 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20

S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 12 Form junctions, abutments and angles according to specification & manufactures instructions

K12 K13 K14 K15 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20

S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 13 Recycle waste to contribute to zero/low carbon outcomes in the built environment

K12

S17

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6


Suspended Ceiling & Partitioning Systems duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 14 Install and relocate modular demountable partition systems in accordance with manufacturers guidelines and specification

K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27

S26 S27 S28 S29 S30 S31 S33

Duty 15 Fit doors, doorsets, and ironmongery, fix trims/mouldings, form junctions

K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27

S26 S27 S28 S29 S30 S31 S33

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 16 Fit integral glass, frames, trims and mouldings, install glass panels and blinds’

K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27

S26 S27 S28 S29 S30 S31 S33

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 17 Install suspended ceiling systems egProprietary suspended ceilings and carry out repairsConcealed and exposed mineral and/or metal grid ceilingsMetal and/or mineral plank ceilingsRafts and/or acoustic baffle sections

K28 K29 K30

S32 S34 S35 S36 S37 S38

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6


KSBs

Knowledge

K1: General principles of building design and regulation particularly in relation to interface with internal construction. Including: How fire spreads through a building, how to impede it and protect the structure; noise nuisance, noise transfer, noise reverberation and to reduce it with improved acoustics; vibration and how to reduce it; the need for air and water barriers (Vapour Control Layer’s (VCL)Damp Proof Membrane’s (DPM)) to seal a building, how these work, materials used and where they are found) Back to Duty

K2: The different methods to install dry lining systems to metal and stud partitions framed wall linings, framed and frameless beam and column encasements Back to Duty

K3: The importance of health and safety, how to work safely, including working at height and use of access equipment (e.g scissor lifts, Mobile towers) asbestos awareness and manual handling. The appropriate additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may be required for various tasks eg cutting metal, drilling, shot-firing Back to Duty

K4: The purpose and importance of risk assessments, method statements and Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) assessments Back to Duty

K5: How to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage from sources such as setting out drawings, using BIM, digital working and Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) Back to Duty

K6: How to identify suitable materials, components, equipment and resources in accordance with project specification (e.g. fire, acoustics, deflection requirements) Back to Duty

K7: The tools, equipment, plant and machinery appropriate for use in each project type. e.g. scaffold, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), nail gun, circular saw, lasers Back to Duty

K8: The industry standards which cover the interior systems sector including BS 5234-1:1992, BS 8000-0:2014, BS 8000-8:1994, BS EN 13964:2014 and FIS Best Practice Guidelines Back to Duty

K9: How to utilise materials in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions Back to Duty

K10: he importance of clean and tidy environment and the impact on zero/low carbon outcomes in the built environment Back to Duty

K11: The importance of occupational health mental health and how to deal with stress and conflict, inherent in the workplace, eg drugs and alcohol, face fit testing, dust, noise, vibration, asbestos Back to Duty

K12: The different materials and components, to install and finish drylining and plasterboard linings eg panels, plasterboards, wallboards, thermal boards, glass reinforced gypsum board, fixings and fittings, metal sections (primarily cold rolled light gauge steel sections eg drylining stud and Steel Framed Systems (SFS) andtimber battens,Knowledge Back to Duty

K13: How to identify appropriate equipment and resources to install and finish drylining and plasterboard linings. Back to Duty

K14: The different methods of installation and removal used in drylining for the various manufacturers eg British Gypsum, Knauf, Siniat. Back to Duty

K15: The different levels of performance required for drylining and what is required to achieve specified acoustic and fire performance and protection Back to Duty

K16: The different types of drylining systems eg twin walls, staggered studs, service shaft partitions, curved walls, walls over 3 metres Back to Duty

K17: How to fix deflection heads Back to Duty

K18: The different methods to install plasterboard linings Back to Duty

K19: How to ensure that the existing substrate is suitable for the component being installed and that an appropriate fixing regime is used Back to Duty

K20: The methods to form openings and junctions Back to Duty

K21: The different materials and methods of installation, dis-assembly and removal used in demountable partitions components for the various partition (e.g. glass and blinds) and ceiling (e.g. Tee grid, Mineral and metal concealed grid, Mineral and metal plank, Acoustic rafts, Vertical baffles) manufacturers eg Komfort, Sektor, Ocula, SAS, OWA, Armstrong Back to Duty

K22: The various finishes that can be applied to partitions, the methods of applying finishes and the differing methods for different manufacturers Back to Duty

K23: he different types of glass used in demountable systems. The dangers of glass and how to safely handle glass panels Back to Duty

K24: The different types of blind used, the methods of operation, remove, repair and maintain and how to adjust them Back to Duty

K25: The different types, weights, finishes, performance and seals for various doors and how to adjust doors and door furniture Back to Duty

K26: The different performances required for demountable partitions and ceilings and what is required to achieve the specified acoustic and fire performance and protection Back to Duty

K27: The range of perimeter trims and transition trims Back to Duty

K28: Hanger systems and how the types and centres differ across systems, loading and whether there is a need for a subgrid Back to Duty

K29: The appropriate use of pattresses, loading specifications and limitations of the ceiling systems Back to Duty

K30: The importance of setting out and suspension of acoustic rafts and baffles Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Measure and set out from drawings provided and check vertical and horizontal datum Back to Duty

S2: Select the appropriate materials, tools and equipment in accordance with the specification requirements and or manufacturer specific instructions Back to Duty

S3: Safely and correctly operate tools and equipment, plant and machinery appropriate for use. (e.g. scaffold, MEWPS, nail gun, circular saw, lasers Back to Duty

S4: Apply fire and acoustic mastic seals in accordance with specification, designs details and manufacturers recommendations Back to Duty

S5: Accurately measure and cut components (e.g. metal sections, plasterboard, insulation, timber and plywood) Back to Duty

S6: Appropriately fix all components according to specifications and/or drawings Back to Duty

S7: Effectively protect surround surfaces and segregate work areas and cutting areas Back to Duty

S8: Install dry lining systems to metal and stud partitions framed wall linings, framed and frameless beam and column encasements Back to Duty

S9: Clearly communicate with management, customers and colleagues including other trades onsite Back to Duty

S10: Maintain a clean and tidy environment, appropriately disposing of waste according to site procedures Back to Duty

S11: Identify and select appropriate PPE for the task Back to Duty

S12: Install pattresses Back to Duty

S13: Install insulation Back to Duty

S14: Form service penetrations through partitions Back to Duty

S15: Install primary channels or main runners to line and level. Cut to length Back to Duty

S16: Frame and fit access panels Back to Duty

S17: install drylining and plasterboard linings eg panels, plasterboards, metal sections, timber battens, wallboards, thermal boards, glass reinforced gypsum board, fixings and fittings Back to Duty

S18: Select the appropriate materials, tools and equipment for installing drylining and plasterboard linings Back to Duty

S19: Install and remove drylining systems according to manufacturers guidelines eg British Gypsum, Knauf, Siniat Back to Duty

S20: Form openings and junctions in accordance with drawing specifications Back to Duty

S21: Carry out repairs to dry lining and plasterboard walls and ceilings in accordance with design details, specification and manufacturers recommendations Back to Duty

S22: Form and Fix standard deflection heads in accordance with manufactures standard details Back to Duty

S23: Accurately measure and cut components Back to Duty

S24: Appropriately fix all components according to specification/drawings. Back to Duty

S25: Install different types of drylining systems eg Twin walls, Staggered studs, Service shaft partitions, Curved walls, Walls over 3 metres high Back to Duty

S26: Cut and fix tracks at appropriate centres according to Specification & manufactures instructions Back to Duty

S27: Apply wall coverings according to Specification & manufactures instructions Back to Duty

S28: Install door and window frames in accordance with drawings. Back to Duty

S29: Fit cover trims and skirtings in accordance with Specification & manufactures instructions Back to Duty

S30: Install glazing, blinds and manifestations to meet customer requirements Back to Duty

S31: Hang door leaf complete with ironmongery including cutting and fitting of door furniture (eg hinges, levers, locks, closers and signage). Back to Duty

S32: Cut and fix hangers in accordance with specification, manufacturers recommendations and FIS best practice guidlines Back to Duty

S33: Install ceiling perimeter trim to level. Ensure trims are cut to length and form internal and external corner mitres. Back to Duty

S34: Install subgrid eg hangers and heavy gauge channel to bridge services, heavy gauge channel between roof purlins Back to Duty

S35: Fix secondary grid / cross tees ensuring grid is square and following manufacturers recommended installation. Form upstand using cross tee and appropriate trims or channels Back to Duty

S36: Cut and install service tiles and pattresses e.g. form square and circular service cut outs through mineral tiles with plywood pattress or metal tiles and insulation pad Back to Duty

S37: Complete tiling including: Perimeter tile cuts to mineral and metal tile; tegular tile edges to mineral tile; perimeter wedges for cut metal tiles; tile clips to back of mineral ceiling tiles; insulation pads to back of metal ceiling Back to Duty

S38: Remove sections of ceiling and replace damaged grid & tile Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Safety first approach Back to Duty

B2: An attention to detail Back to Duty

B3: Be able to work with others applying the principles of equality and diversity Back to Duty

B4: Focus on timekeeping and productivity Back to Duty

B5: Ability to work alone taking responsibility for completing of designated work in agreed schedule Back to Duty

B6: Working towards high quality of all work completed with an understanding of impact of defects Back to Duty


Qualifications

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


Additional details

Occupational Level:

2

Duration (months):

24

Review

This apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after three years

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 2
Reference: ST0388
Version: 1.0
Approved for delivery: 3 July 2019
Route: Construction
Typical duration to gateway: 24 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £14000
Options: Drylining Systems, Suspended Ceiling & Partitioning Systems
Trailblazer contact(s): helen@tapperinteriors.co.uk
Employers involved in creating the standard: The FIS, 4M, Stanmore Ltd, Aspect Ceilings, Astins, Overbury, LCP Ltd, HBF, Stortford Interiors, CITB, Taylor Hart, Macs, Roseville Contracts
LARS Code: 470

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