Apply single ply membrane roofing systems Legacy

URN: COSVR110L
Business Sectors (Suites): Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems
Developed by: Construction Skills
Approved on: 17 Mar 2023

Overview

This standard is about applying adhered, ballasted and mechanically fixed (thermoplastic or elastomeric) single ply membrane roofing systems on new and/or re-roofing contracts

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This standard will also involve interpreting information, adopting safe, healthy and environmentally responsible work practices, selecting and using materials, components, tools and equipment, in accordance with organisational requirements which are equal to or exceed current statutory and legislative requirements

This standard is for people working in the occupational area of Single Ply Membrane Roofing systems and can be used by operatives, supervisors and managers


Performance criteria

You must be able to:

**P1 Interpretation of information**
interpret the following information to confirm its relevance to the work: 
drawings
specifications
schedules
method statements
risk assessments
permits to work
manufacturers’ information
electronic data
oral and written procedures
current regulations
site inductions
**P2 Safe work practices**
comply with the relevant legislation and official guidance to carry out the work and maintain safe and healthy work practices relating to the following:
methods of work
safe use of health and safety control equipment
safe use of access equipment
safe use, storage, handling and distribution of materials, tools and equipment
specific risks to health
specific risks associated with asbestos containing materials
specific risk associated with respirable crystalline silica (RCS)
**P3 Selection of resources**
select the required quantity and quality of the following resources for the methods of work:
materials
components and fixings
tools and ancillary equipment
**P4 Minimise the risk of damage**
comply with site specific organisational procedures to minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area by:
protecting the work and its surrounding area from damage
maintaining a safe, clean and tidy work area 
disposing of waste in accordance with current legislation
**P5 Meet the contract specification**
comply with the contract information to apply single ply membrane roofing systems efficiently to the required specification by:
demonstrating work skills to:
- measure
- cut

- mark out
- fit
- position 
- secure

use and maintain hand tools, power tools and ancillary equipment
 
install air and vapour control layers (warm and cold roofs) and insulation

apply two of the following single ply membrane roofing systems 

- adhered
- ballasted
- mechanically fixed 
to given working instructions, relating to the following:
- protection layers
- separation layers
- water control membranes (inverted roofs only)
- edges and upstands
- penetrations, pipes and vents
- perimeters, gutters and rainwater outlets

P6 Allocated time
complete the work within the estimated, allocated time in accordance with the organisational procedures and to meet the needs of other occupations and/or client


Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

**P1 Interpretation of information**
K1 why organisational procedures have been developed and how they are implemented
K2 the following types of information, their source and how they are interpreted:
drawings
specifications
schedules
method statements
risk assessments
permits to work
manufacturers’ information
electronic data
oral and written procedures
current legislation 
site inductions
K3 the importance of reporting and rectifying inappropriate information 
K4 the range of relevant digital services, tools and systems, and how they are used
**P2 Safe work practices**
K5 information for relevant, current health and safety legislation and official guidance and how it is applied
K6 the following types of fire extinguishers and how and when they are used:
water
CO2,
foam
powder
K7 how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills in relation to: 
fires, spillages, injuries
emergencies relating to occupational activities
identification of and reporting of asbestos containing materials
identification of silica
K8 the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings in relation to:
operative
site
workplace
vehicles
company
customer
the general public
K9 how to report risks and hazards identified by the following: 
methods of work
risk assessment
personal assessment
manufacturers’ technical information
statutory regulations
official guidance
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
K10 the accident reporting procedures and who is responsible for making the report
K11 why, when and how health and safety control equipment identified by the principles of prevention should be used in relation to:
collective protective measures
personal protective equipment (PPE)
respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
K12 how to comply with environmentally responsible work practices to meet current legislation and official guidance
K13 the organisational procedure when dealing with potential accidents, health hazards and the environmental impact whilst working:
below ground level
in confined spaces
at height
in proximity to fragile roofs
with tools and equipment
with materials and substances
moving and storing materials by manual handling and mechanical lifting
**P3 Selection of resources**
K14 why the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources are important and how defects should be rectified
K15 the organisational procedures to select resources, why they have been developed and how they are used
K16 how to confirm the resources and materials conform with the specification and how any problems associated with the resources are reported
K17 how the resources should be used and how any problems associated with the resources are reported in relation to:
mechanical fixings
air and vapour control layers
insulation
single ply roofing membranes
water control membranes
ballast
solvents
adhesives
pedestrian surfacing
protection layers
separation layers
filter and drainage layers
outlets
gutters
pipes
vents
flashings
trims
movement joints
rooflights
associated materials
components
fixings and fittings
hand and/or power tools 
ancillary equipment
K18 how to identify the hazards associated with the resources and methods of work and how they are overcome
K19 methods of calculating the quantity, length and wastage associated with the method and procedure to apply single ply membrane roofing systems
**P4 Minimise the risk of damage**
K20 how to protect work and its surrounding area from damage and the purpose of protection from general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions 
K21 how to minimise the damage to existing building fabric
K22 why and how the disposal of waste must be carried out safely in accordance with the following:
environmental responsibilities
organisational procedures
manufacturers’ information
statutory regulations
official guidance
K23 why it is important to maintain a safe, clean and tidy work area
 
**P5 Meet the contract specification**
K24 how to meet the contract specification in relation to the following 
pre-install/apply checks/preparation 
install air and vapour control layers (AVCL)
install insulation materials
install protection layers
install separation layers
apply single ply membrane adhered systems
apply single ply membrane mechanically fixed systems
apply single ply membrane ballasted systems
install vertical upstands, including internal/external corners, joints and junctions, straight and curved, and incorporating changes of plane and treatment of internal angles
install terminations (cover flashing, external trim, termination bar, junctions to other materials)
install to perimeters (mono ridge, eaves, verges and drips), outlets (spigot, sump, parapet overflow), pipes, structural penetrations (vertical, pitched and horizontal, including plinths and hand rolled collars), safety systems, gutters, stop ends, rooflights, hips, valleys and pedestrian finishes, incorporating vertical surfaces
use hot air, solvent weld and/or tape methods 
take account of the effects of temperature and weather conditions
implement snagging procedures and appropriate remedial work, including preparation for test procedures
the relevance of an assessment of significance
how to recognise specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional construction, hard-to-treat buildings and historical significance
work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
safely work at height using access and fall prevention equipment
how to use all hand and power tools and ancillary equipment
how and why operative care and maintenance of all hand and power tools and ancillary equipment is carried out
K25 the importance of teamwork and communication
K26 the importance of mental health awareness and wellbeing 
K27 the importance of applying Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) when dealing with others
K28 the needs of other occupations associated with applying single ply membrane roofing systems 
**P6 Allocated time**
K29 the programme of work to be carried out including the estimated and allocated time and why deadlines should be kept
K30 the types of progress charts, timetables and estimated times and the organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme

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Version Number

3

Indicative Review Date

17 Mar 2028

Validity

Current

Status

Original

Originating Organisation

CITB

Original URN

COSVR110

Relevant Occupations

Roof Tilers and Slaters, Roofers

SOC Code

5314

Keywords

Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) Ballast-systems; Hot-air weld; Solvent-weld; Waterproofing; Adhered-systems; Mechanically fix-systems; Thermoplastic; Elastomeric; Upstands; Separation/protection layers, Single ply; Air and Vapour Contro