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Bonding, taping and positioning insulation board


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with a practical introduction to the fixing of insulation boards and how to position, bond and tape as per specification

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with a practical introduction to the fixing of insulation boards and how to position, bond and tape as per specification

The scope includes:

  • an overview on insulation in a building and where it can be used
  • the types of insulation boards available for internal wall
  • the types of insulation boards available for external wall
  • the types of insulation boards available for cavity wall
  • methods of internal wall insulation
  • methods of external wall insulation
  • methods of cavity wall insulation
  • importance of correct bonding and taping and consequences of non-compliance
  • understanding manufacturers’ specification 
  • materials, equipment and components used when positioning bonding and taping insulation board  
  • health and safety considerations 
  • how to bond insulation boards 
  • how to tape insulation boards 
  • how to position insulation boards.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • Operative and Craft
  • Supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of bricklaying terminology, tools and techniques would be beneficial.

Instruction/supervision

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 as a fitter
  • A verifiable CV.

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

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.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • practical training in an off the job simulated environment

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical training.

Assessment

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

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 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.

Renewal/refresher

Non-mandatory refresher every 5 years

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe why insulation is used on a building
  • Discuss the different types of insulation boards available for internal wall
  • Discuss the different types of insulation boards available for external walls
  • Discuss the different types of insulation available for cavity wall
  • Identify the equipment and components needed to bond, tape and position insulation plaster board
  • Outline the hazards and risks arising from masonry cutting and drilling and the precautions to be observed
  • Install insulation boards to specification from manufacturers drawings
  • Identify the key interface details (such as DPC, wall ties, cavity trays, fire breaks, structural support).

Additional information about this standard

This standard was written by the Association of Brickwork Contractors who deliver training against this standard through the ABC Assessment Centre. 

Any guidance or support with training to this standard can be sought from the Association of Brickwork Contractors.

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