QUD862

(QRN ref: 601/4999/1)

 
Unit Code QCF391Ev3
Title Preparing and operating trailer-mounted concrete pumps to receive, pump and discharge materials in the workplace
Level 2
Credit Value 18
Guided Learning Hours 60
Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
1 Interpret the given information relating to the preparation and use of concrete pumps to carry out pumping and discharging operations. 1.1 Interpret and extract relevant information from drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments and manufacturers' information.
1.2 Comply with information and/or instructions derived from risk assessments and method statements.
1.3 Describe 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, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, and current regulations governing the operation of trailer-mounted concrete pumps.
2 Organise with others the sequence and operation in which pumping and discharging operations using concrete pumps are to be carried out. 2.1 Organise the work according to given information or instructions.
2.2 Describe how to communicate ideas between team members.
2.3 Organise and communicate with team members and other associated occupations.
2.4 Describe how to organise resources prior to and during concrete pumping operations.
3 Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when carrying out pumping and discharging operations using concrete pumps. 3.1 Describe their responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment whilst working:
– in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
3.2 Describe the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to site, workplace, company and operative.
3.3 Explain what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making reports.
4 Maintain safe and healthy working practices when preparing for and carrying out pumping operations using concrete pumps 4.1 Use health and safety control equipment safely and comply with the methods of work to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements during concrete pumping operations.
4.2 Demonstrate compliance with given information and relevant legislation when carrying out pumping operations using trailer-mounted concrete pumps in relation to two or more of the following:
– safe use and storage of plant or machinery
– safe use and storage of tools and equipment
– specific risks to health.
4.3 Explain why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used, relating to concrete pump use, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation and general work environment, in relation to:
– collective protective measures
– personal protective equipment (PPE)
– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
4.4 Describe how the relevant health and safety control equipment should be used in accordance with the given working instructions.
4.5 Describe how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with fires, spillages, injuries and other task-related activities.
5 Request and select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and carry out pumping operations using concrete pumps. 5.1 Request and select resources associated with concrete pumps in relation to consumables, materials, tools, ancillary equipment and/or accessories.
5.2 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources, and how they should be used correctly, relating to:
– consumables, lubricants and fuels
– attachments, pumping and discharging aids
– hand tools, ancillary equipment and accessories
5.3 Describe how the resources should be used correctly and how problems associated with the resources are reported.
5.4 Explain why the organisational procedures have been developed and how they are used for the selection of required resources.
5.5 Describe any potential hazards associated with the resources and methods of work.
5.6 Describe how to identify weight, quantity, pressure, length and area associated with the method/procedures to carry out concrete pumping operations.
6 Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when preparing to and pumping materials using concrete pumps. 6.1 Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage in accordance with safe working practices and organisational procedures.
6.2 Prevent damage and maintain a clean work space
6.3 Dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation.
6.4 Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
6.5 Explain why the disposal of waste should be carried out safely in accordance with environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance.
7 Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and pumping and discharging materials using concrete pumps. 7.1 Demonstrate completion of the work within the allocated time.
7.2 Describe the purpose of the work programme and describe 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.
8 Comply with the given contract information to receive, pump and discharge materials using concrete pumps to the required specification. 8.1 Demonstrate the following work skills when preparing for and pumping and discharging materials using concrete pumps:
– checking, adjusting, communicating, manoeuvring, positioning, receiving, depositing, pumping, discharging and cleaning.
8.2 Use and maintain hand tools, ancillary equipment and/or accessories.
8.3 Prepare to, position, set up and operate trailer-mounted concrete pumps to receive, pump and discharge materials, at various locations, to given working instructions.
8.4 Shut down and secure concrete pumps.
8.5 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:
– identify the characteristics of the concrete pump used for pumping and discharging work
– carry out function checks to receive, pump and discharge materials
– identify characteristics, type and volume of loads to receive, pump and discharge
– prepare, set up and adjust for operational requirements
– carry out pre-operational checks for obstructions, stability, safety and security of the work and surrounding area
8.6 Describe how to apply safe and healthy work practices, follow procedures, report problems and establish authority needed to rectify, to:– recognise and determine when specific skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
– identify the area for pumping
– check to avoid damage to structures and utilities service apparatus
– receive, pump and discharge materials safely and securely
– be on the public highway
– shut down and secure the concrete pump
– use hand tools, ancillary equipment and accessories
8.7 Describe the needs of other occupations and how to effectively communicate within a team when preparing to and carrying out pumping and discharging operations.
8.8 Describe how to maintain the plant and machinery, hand tools and ancillary equipment used pumping and discharging operations.

 

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 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.

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 number M/506/5087