CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry
Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours
The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills to operate chemical cleaning equipment used for façade preservation.
The scope of this standard covers:
- personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE), and safety controls
- signage, protections, and barriers
- jetting equipment use
- cleaning chemicals: select, use, decant, and store
- cleaning chemical procedures, specifications, and issues
- job specifications
- bunding materials
- chemical application methods
- work safely
- local authority recycling/waste management.
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:
- operative and craft
There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.
As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:
- A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
- Successfully completed training to this standard
- At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
- A verifiable CV.
The following method(s) may be used in the delivery of this standard:
All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.
The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.
This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical training.
For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.
Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.
CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard.
Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.
There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.
Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.
|The candidate will be able to ||Additional guidance to support learning outcome
Select, use, maintain, and store PPE, RPE, and safety controls
- job specifications
- construction drawings
Videos in classroom
Practical demonstration in workshop
Candidate practice with supervision in workshop
Videos of good and bad practice
Examples of tools and equipment
Examples of operating and maintenance manuals
Select and install:
- signage, protections and barriers
Select, set up, pre-use safety check, use, set down, store, and report defects for jetting equipment
Select, use, decant, and store cleaning chemicals as per COSHH SDS, including:
- interpret COSHH safety data sheets (SDS)
- handle, use, decant, and store chemicals safely
- chemical types and characteristics for façade cleaning
Interpret and follow cleaning chemical procedures, specifications, and issues, including:
- interpret RAMS specifying chemical cleaning operations
- follow specification of works and request clarifications as needed
- describe how incorrectly-selected/applied chemicals affect the façade
- describe alternatives to chemical cleaning abrasive/water: laser system, ice systems, and façade gommage
Interpret and follow job specifications including:
- source accurate project information from: RAMS, approved drawings, and COSSH/SDS sheets.
- interpret specifications
- select chemicals for cleaning façades
Select, use, and apply bunding materials
Safely apply chemicals including using:
- brushes, spray equipment, and jetting units
Work safely including:
- follow safe work practices/procedures
- location of emergency procedures
- identify hazards
- reduce/eliminate risks
- use controls
- use PPE
- specific hazards include: water, chemicals, barriers, heights, work platforms, slip, trip, fall, dust, vibration, noise, reduced vision, sharp edges, hot parts, pressurised liquid, abrasives, air pressure valve
- keep a clean and tidy work area
- earth leakage protection (residual current device, RCD)
- extension and power leads (connectors, trips, testing)
- petrol/diesel fuel (fire, fumes, spills)
- first aid equipment
- environmental safety
- risk assessments
- safe work practices/procedures
- spills and clean up
- environmental legislation
- safety legislation
- SDS sheets for COSHH
- emergency procedures
- first aid equipment
Confirm and comply with local authority recycling/waste management
Environmental considerations for waste materials
Additional information about this standard
HSE Water jetting guides
Training at height
- BS 8454:2006 Code of practice for delivery of training & education for work at height and rescue
Advisory Committee for Roof Safety
Work at Height Safety Association
- View WAHSA technical guidance notes. These are a free resource, provided and maintained by WAHSA and its member companies for reference. They assist specifiers, managers, and end users of fall protection equipment.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Working at height guides
See relevant legislation
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) 1974
- The Work at Height Regulations (WHR) 2005
- Work at Height (Amended) 2007
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Regulations 2002
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) (1998 UK 1999 NI)
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH )2002
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998
- Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR ) 1995
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
- Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 as amended 2002
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
- Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
- Building and Buildings, England and Wales: The Building Regulations 2010.
- The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
- Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland.
British standards masonry
View British standards on the BSI website
- BS 8000: 2013 Workmanship on construction sites.
- BS 8437: 2005 Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal protection systems
- BS EN 12810-1:2003. Facade scaffolds made of prefabricated components. Product specifications
- BS EN 12810-2:2003. Facade scaffolds made of prefabricated components. Structural design
- BS EN 12811-1:2003. Temporary works equipment. Scaffolds. Performance and general design