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Cold weather working requirements for bricklayers


Overview
The purpose of training against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge of the key requirements for bricklayers working in cold weather.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 3 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge of the key requirements for bricklayers working in cold weather.

The scope includes:

  • an overview to cold weather working and the hazards associated and precautions to take
  • frost damage to mortars
  • storage and protection including ventilation, insulation and saturation.
  • admixtures.

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. 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 
  • 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:

  • classroom
  • e-learning
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning
  • other

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

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, the trainer will be required to make a declaration of the learner’s contribution during the course and that they are confident the learner has understood the content of the course.

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 3 years

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

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

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Identify the hazards and defects of cold weather on brickwork and the bricklaying trade

 

Identify the hazards and defects of cold weather on mortars including; adhesion, strength and durability.

Guide to successful brickwork.

Discuss the storage and protection methods you should use in cold weather

 

Describe where to use admixtures/accelerators and what they do

 

Identify the temperature when brickwork should normally cease and who to inform for approval

 

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.

For further information about bricks visit the Brick Development Association.

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