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Sills, copings, cappings and junctions


Overview
The purpose of training against this standard is to give an overview of sills, copings, cappings and junctions in masonry construction.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training against this standard is to give an overview of sills, copings, cappings and junctions in masonry construction.

The scope includes:

  • An introduction to what sills are and where they are used in masonry constructio
  • An introduction to what copings and cappings are and where they are used in masonry construction 
  • An introduction to alignment methods
  • Different types of junctions and bonds used in masonry construction
  • Knowledge on weep holes, damp proofing and drip edges when using sills, copings and cappings 
  • Materials and brick types used for sills, copings and cappings 
  • An introduction to chimney construction and where copings and cappings are used
  • An introduction to what services and penetrations are including; fillers and sealant, windows and doors including; thermal line, moisture ingress, fire compartment, sill types and product specification.

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 the masonry terminology 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/may not 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, candidates must complete a practical assessment.

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 (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.

Renewal/refresher

Non-mandatory refresher every 3 years

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to

Additional guidance to support learning outcome

 

Discuss where sills are placed and describe how they are designed to protect the brickwork

See the BDA pubication Severely exposed brickwork

Discuss what copings and cappings are and where and why they are used in masonry construction

 

Identify which edge of the coping or capping should be aligned depending on whether it is above or below the eyeline.

 

Identify the different junctions in brickwork, including; DPCs, cavity trays, movement joints, window reveals, fire barriers, lintels, parapets

 

Explain why a damp proof has to be used beneath copings and cappings

 

Describe what a weep hole is and why they are needed

 

Identify the defects of not ensuring for water migration when using sills, cappings and copings

 

Windows and doors including; thermal line, moisture ingress, fire compartment, sill types and product specification.

 

Freestanding walls including; appropriate design for exposure zone, product specification and durability.

 

Services including; fillers and sealant.

 

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 and the Brick Development Association.

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