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Applying Venetian polished plaster and micro cement


Standard details
The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills to apply venetian polished plaster and micro cement to an existing dry lined or wet-plastered wall and ceiling. This scope of this standard excludes dry lining or wet-plastering of a wall or ceiling.

CITB have developed this training standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 3 day of 6 learning hours per day

Purpose/ scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills to apply venetian polished plaster and micro cement to an existing dry lined or wet-plastered wall and ceiling.

This scope of this standard excludes dry lining or wet-plastering of a wall or ceiling.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • walls and ceilings
  • brief history
  • typical finishes
  • uses
  • designs, colours, textures, patterns, and styles
  • tools, equipment, and materials
  • handle and store materials
  • importance of high-quality materials
  • planning the work
  • suitable substrates
  • preparation
  • primer application
  • base/colour coat application
  • top coat application
  • seal application
  • wax application
  • drying ties between coats
  • issues and solutions
  • clean up and disposal
  • repairs, maintenance, and after-care
  • how to work safely

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard is relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • Operative and craft
  • Supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, basic plastering skills using a finishing trowel 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

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

  • classroom and workshop
  • on site in a safe and supervised 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 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

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

April 2019

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

Briefly describe the history

Describe some typical finishes, for example:

  • botticino, calcite, carrara, classico, comete, crackle, dolomite, dragged carrara, istinto, intona, michaelangelo, nano, pitted carrara, pitted mettalic, spirito libero, travertino, washed classico, and 24/7 metallic

Examples of:

  • manufacturer’s instructions
  • requirements/specifications
  • product brochures

Photos/videos of good and bad practice and finished work

Describe the uses of some typical finishes

Describe aspects of designs, colours, textures, patterns, and styles

Describe the tools, equipment, and materials

 

Describe how to handle and store materials

SDS sheets for COSSH

Describe the importance of high-quality materials

Samples of low and high quality materials

Describe how to plan the work

 

Describe suitable substrates

 

Prepare walls and ceilings

  • Samples of materials
  • Examples of tools, equipment, and PPE
  • Video examples of techniques
  • Practical demonstration of techniques
  • Candidate practice with coaching
  • Sample boards to practice

Apply primers

Apply base/colour coats

Apply top coats

Apply seals

Apply waxes

Describe typical drying times between coats

Describe some issues and solutions

Clean up and dispose of waste environmentally safely

Describe how to repair, maintain, and provide after-care

Work safely including:

  • follow safe work practices
  • identify hazards
  • reduce/eliminate risks
  • use controls
  • use PPE
  • environmental waste

Videos of good and bad practice.

Examples of:

  • PPE
  • SDS sheets for COSSH
  • risk assessments
  • safe work practices/procedures
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