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Reference Number: ST0750

Details of standard

This apprenticeship standard is currently in development and its contents are subject to change

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in Construction. The broad purpose of the occupation is to lay mastic asphalt on to a wide range of surfaces and structures. The occupation requires knowledge of a unique material that is applied in a molten form, including an understanding of how it is correctly heated and agitated so that it is transformed from solid into the correct molten condition to be applied. Skills and knowledge must be developed to ensure the apprentice can select the correct tools and resources for use, and prepare surfaces for the effective application of asphalt. It is a skilled hand-craft that requires perfecting a range of techniques to apply asphalt to a variety of surfaces (including vertical, sloping and angled) to achieve proper adhesion; and a waterproof, seamless and smooth finish.

The Mastic Asphalter provides robust, flexible and long-lasting seamless waterproofing and protection to a variety of surfaces - particularly those exposed to the elements e.g. flat roofs; where high levels of footfall require a robust and waterproof finish e.g. balconies and walkways; to create asphalt membranes to ensures water tightness in damp conditions e.g. tanking for basements; and to create robust but aesthetic floor finishes e.g. Terrazzo flooring. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with Supervisors and Charge-Hands from their own company and colleagues who order materials and facilities. They liaise with site managers, surveyors, and other construction trades taking place alongside their work e.g. scaffolding, brickwork, carpentry.

Employers range from SMEs to large national companies.

The work environment is wherever mastic asphalt is laid: roofs; balconies; basements; car parks; paving/bridges; and flooring, with volumes varying from 1 to 1000’s of square metres. The work is predominantly outside and often exposed to the elements. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for ensuring they have the correct materials, tools and facilities to undertake a project, conforming to health, safety and welfare requirements at all times. The employee will receive instruction from a Supervisor including more senior and experienced Mastic Asphalters / Charge-Hands, therefore they have limited autonomy in the workplace. The work place can be residential or commercial in nature, requiring awareness of the needs and safety of people living or working on or adjacent to the working environment. Organisations require the same mastic asphalt craft skills and knowledge. As a result the skills are transferable across the full range of companies employing Mastic Asphalters.

Typical job titles

Mastic Asphalter; Mastic Asphalt Spreader.

Occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Carry out workplace risk assessments.

K1 K2 K4 K5

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5

B1 B4

Duty 2 Plan a method of work to meet the requirements of a project/specification of works.

K2 K3 K4 K5

S2 S3 S4

B1 B2 B4

Duty 3 Plan work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace.

K1 K2 K3 K5

S1 S2 S3 S4

B1 B2 B4

Duty 4 Move, handle and store resources in the workplace.

K1 K4 K5

S1 S2

B1 B2 B4

Duty 5 Prepare resources for Mastic Asphalt in the workplace.

K1 K3 K4 K5 K7

S1 S2 S3 S5 S6

B1 B2 B3 B4

Duty 6 Prepare backgrounds for Mastic Asphalt in the workplace.

K1 K6 K7

S1 S2 S3 S5 S7

B1 B2 B3 B4

Duty 7 Apply Mastic Asphalt in the workplace.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8

S1 S2 S3 S8

B1 B2 B3 B4

Duty 8 Repair and maintain Mastic Asphalt coverings in the workplace.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K9

S1 S2 S3 S7 S8 S9

B1 B2 B3 B4

Duty 9 Apply Mastic Asphalt to special features in the workplace.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 K8 K10

S1 S2 S3 S7 S8 S9 S10

B1 B2 B3 B4

Duty 10 Develop and maintain good occupational working relationships in the workplace.

K1 K3 K4 K11

S1 S3

B1 B2 B3 B4

Duty 11 Carry out site measurements and evaluations in the workplace.

K1 K2 K6 K8

S1 S2 S3 S4 S11

B1 B2 B3 B4

 

KSBs

Knowledge

K1: Health and Safety.  Understanding of relevant health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation*, safe working practices including when working at height.  * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (including Asbestos Containing Materials). Working at Height Regulations 2005 Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 Manual Handling Operations Regs 1992. Reporting Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence 2013. Construction Design Management Regs 2015 Code of Practice for Mastic Asphalting BS 8218:1998  Note: Extant legislation and guidance is listed. This may be replaced by subsequent legislation and guidance that the individual would to understand.

K2: Interpreting Information: Understanding of plans, works specifications, drawings, risk assessments, oral instructions, manufacturers instructions, and method statements. Understanding organisational procedures for incorrect or inappropriate information.

K3: Programme of Works: Understanding the purpose of a Programme of Work and why deadlines should be kept.

K4: Disposal of Waste: Understanding of environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance regarding the disposal of waste.

K5: Resources. Understanding of organisational procedures for the selection, security and storage of resources;  the use and characteristics of resources, including potential hazards and there control (CoSHH); organisational procedures for incorrect or inappropriate information.  Understanding of relevant resources and materials used in Mastic Asphalt work e.g. asphalt, felt, control layers, solar protection, primers.

K6: Backgrounds and Structures Understanding of the types and characteristics of the structures, substrates and backgrounds, where mastic asphalt can be applied.

K7: Minimise the Risk of Damage: Understanding of how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection;

K8: Mastic Asphalt: Understanding of the composition of mastic asphalt, its preparation and application in the workplace.

K9: Repair and Maintenance: Understanding of the causes of damage to mastic asphalt, and the measures that can be taken to repair and maintain mastic asphalt

K10: Special Features: Identification of Special Features and how mastic asphalt is applied to these features.

K11: Working Relationships: Understand how to apply the principles of equality and diversity and how to maintain good working relationships.

Skills

S1 Health and Safety: Ability to identify, anticipate and mitigate health, safety and welfare risks in the working environment, including the correct use of relevant PPE; ability to correctly deploy control equipment e.g. fire extinguishers.

S2 Literacy and Numeracy: Ability to understand and interpret data and information using literacy and numeracy skills.  Ability to undertake correct calculations with regard to the measurement of lengths, areas, quantities and wastage.

S3 Communication: Good listening, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical information in a clear and understandable manner.

S4 Recording Information: Ability to produce concise and accurate written records in a timely manner.

S5 Preparation: Ability to select the correct occupational resources; protect the occupational resources and their surrounding area from damage; dispose of waste and packaging in accordance with legislation; and maintain a clean work space.

S6 Activity: Ability to measure, cut, prepare, check, monitor, use and maintain hand tools and ancillary equipment; prepare resources and materials to given working instructions for mastic asphalt, fittings and fixings, plant and equipment.

S7 Backgrounds: Prepare backgrounds for mastic asphalt to given working instructions for substrates; primers; and undertake remedial work to backgrounds.

S8 Mastic Asphalt: Ability to apply mastic asphalt to given working instructions for flat and inclined surfaces; perimeter details; outlets and intrusions; and surface applications.

S9 Repairs and Maintenance: Ability to evaluate surface condition and repair and maintain mastic asphalt to given working instructions with cracks, splits and blisters; removal of debris and freeing blockages

S10 Special Features: Ability to apply mastic asphalt to given working instructions for sumps; tanking; curved and/or overhead surfaces; flat, inclined and vertical surfaces; and decorative surface finishes

S11 Measurements and Evaluations: Ability to accurately measure, mark out, evaluate, and report on site findings.

Behaviour


B1: Positive and Professional: A positive and professional attitude to work. Demonstrating appropriate preparation for the workplace, punctuality, correct attire (including PPE); a serious attitude to health, safety and welfare in the workplace, questioning unsafe behaviours and incorrect work practices and procedures. Pro-active mindset, committed to undertaking work to a high standard.

B2: Self-Motivated: Self - motivated to undertake work to the required standard and within the allocated time. Working with minimal supervision and demonstrating an enquiring mind with a willingness to learn. Showing initiative, able to identify potential problems and suggest solutions to overcome problems in a practical and cost-effective manner.

B3: Customer Care: A commitment to meeting the needs of customers to the required standard, including an understanding that customer needs may change at short notice and being able to respond to these changes in a positive and constructive way.. Understanding that there will be a range of customers, colleagues, other trades, and stakeholders (e.g. users of a building) to work with and alongside. A commitment to the principles of equality and diversity.

B4: Communication: Committed to listening and applying learning. Patient and methodical approach to communication skills, understanding that complex information will need to be communicated to people with a varying levels of knowledge of technical issues, and being able to tailor communication as appropriate to the knowledge of the recipient.

Qualifications

English and Maths qualifications

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): 34

Review

This standard will be reviewed after three years.

Mandatory Qualification full detail

 


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Status: In development
Proposal approved Standard approved Assessment plan approved
Level: 2
Reference: ST0750
Version: 1
Date updated: 01/04/2019
Route: Construction
Trailblazer contact(s): info@sussexasphalte.co.uk
Employers involved in creating the standard: Sussex Asphalte, Mastic Asphalt Council, Bell Asphalt, Briggs Amasco Ltd, Infallible Systems Ltd, Oxford Asphalt, Premier Mastic Asphalt, Rio Asphalt & Paving Co, Mastic Asphalt Dept New City College, IKO PLC, CITB

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