Road construction for home build programmes


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with an introduction to the requirements associated with road construction as part of a managing a site build programme.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 2 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with an introduction to the requirements associated with road construction as part of a managing a site build programme.

The scope includes:

  • hazards and controls to protect site workers and the public
  • new roads and street works act
  • HSG47: Avoiding danger from underground services
  • “an introduction to the use of portable vehicular signs”
  • traffic control
  • notices to highway authorities
  • road structure
  • underground services and plant
  • utility plans and symbols
  • storage and transfer of materials.

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft
  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate pre-requisites

Candidates should have gained a minimum of 3 months experience within the home building sector and have a basic knowledge of building terminology and techniques.

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.

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

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 (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 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the hazards and controls to protect site workers and the public
  • Describe the key requirements of the new roads and street works act
  • Describe the key requirements of HSG47
  • Discuss requirements of “An Introduction to the use of portable vehicular signs”
  • Identify methods of traffic control
  • Identify the types and use of notices to highway authorities
  • Identify key components of a road structure
  • Identify methods of preventing damage to underground services and plant
  • Use utility plans and symbols
  • Plan the storage and transfer of materials used in road construction
  • Describe the benefits of skid resistance
  • Discuss the need for correct compaction.
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