Run in-situ mouldings

Business Sectors (Suites): Plastering (Construction)
Developed by: Construction Skills
Approved on: 31 Dec 2014


This standard is about interpreting information, adopting safe, healthy and environmentally responsible work practices, selecting and using materials, components, tools and equipment, preparing and running in-situ mouldings

This standard is for people working in the occupational area of plastering and can be used by construction operatives, supervisors and managers​

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1  interpret the given information relating to the work and resources to confirm its relevance
P2  comply with the given, relevant legislation and official guidance to carry out your work and maintain safe and healthy work practices
P3  select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work
P4  comply with organisational procedures to minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area
P5  comply with the given contract information to carry out the work efficiently to the required specification
P6  complete the work within the allocated time, in accordance with the programme of work​

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

Performance Criteria 1
Interpretation of information
K1  the organisational procedures developed to report and rectify inappropriate information and unsuitable resources, and how they are implemented
K2  the types of information, their source and how they are interpreted
K3  the organisational procedures to solve problems with the information and why it is important they are followed

Performance Criteria 2
Safe work practices
K4  the level of understanding operatives must have of information for relevant, current legislation and official guidance and how it is applied
K5  how emergencies should be responded to and who should respond
K6  the organisational security procedures for tools, equipment and personal belongings
K7  what the accident reporting procedures are and who is responsible for making the report
K8  why, when and how health and safety control equipment should be used
K9  how to comply with environmentally responsible work practices to meet current legislation and official guidance

Performance Criteria 3
Selection of resources
K10  the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the resources and how defects should be rectified
K11  how the resources should be used and how any problems associated with the resources are reported
K12  the organisational procedures to select resources, why they have been developed and how they are used
K13  the hazards associated with the resources and methods of work and how they are overcome

Performance Criteria 4
Minimise the risk of damage

K14  how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection
K15  why disposal of waste should be carried out safely and how it is achieved

**Performance Criteria 5

**Meet the contract specification
K16  how methods of work, to meet the specification, are carried out and problems reported
K17  how maintenance of tools and equipment is carried out

Performance Criteria 6
Allocated time
K18  what the programme is for the work to be carried out in the estimated, allocated time and why deadlines should be kept​


Performance Criteria 1

1  interpretation of drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments and manufacturers' information related to the work to be carried out

Performance Criteria 2

2  avoidance of risk by complying with the given information relating to the following
2.1  methods of work
2.2  safe use of health and safety control equipment
2.3  safe use of access equipment/working platforms
2.4  safe use, storage and handling of materials, tools and equipment
2.5  specific risks to health

Performance Criteria 3

3  selection of resources associated with own work
3.1  materials, components and fixings
3.2  tools and equipment

Performance Criteria 4

4  protection of the work and its surrounding area from damage
5  minimise damage and maintain a clean work space
6  disposal of waste in accordance with current legislation

Performance Criteria 5

7  demonstration of work skills to measure, mark out, fit, apply, run, position and secure
8  use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment
9  prepare backgrounds and moulds, gauge and mix materials and run in-situ mouldings straight and/or curved to given working instructions for any one of the following
9.1  cornices
9.2  dados
9.3  skirting
9.4  panels
9.5  angles
9.6  arches
10  form joints; mitres; returns; stop-ends; short breaks

Performance Criteria 6

11 completion of own work within the estimated, allocated time to meet the needs of other occupations and/or client​

Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge

Disposal of waste

1  environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance


2  operative's response to situations in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with
2.1  fires, spillages, injuries
2.2  emergencies relating to occupational activities


3  those identified by risk assessment, method of work, manufacturers’ technical information, statutory regulations and official guidance

Health and safety control equipment

4  identified by the principles of prevention for occupational use, types and purpose of each type, work situations and general work environment
4.1  collective protective measures
4.2  personal protective equipment (PPE)
4.3  respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
4.4  local exhaust ventilation (LEV)


5  drawings, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information and current regulations governing buildings

Legislation and official guidance

6  this relates to the operative's responsibilities regarding potential accidents, health hazards and the environment whilst working in the workplace, below ground level, in confined spaces, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement/storage of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting


7  operative care of hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment

Methods of work

8  application of knowledge for safe and healthy work practices, procedures and skills relating to the method/area of work and materials used to
8.1  produce templates and construct running moulds
8.2  prepare backgrounds, set out and run in-situ straight and curved mouldings for cornices, dados, skirting, angles, panels and arches
8.3  prepare, guage and mix materials
8.4  form short breaks and returns, short lengths and returns, joints and mitres
8.5  set out and fix running rules in situ, including overlaps
8.6  reproduce shape of existing mould to form template
8.7  core-out moulding
8.8  prevent build-up and gathering-on
8.9  recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
8.10 understand specific requirements for structures of special interest, traditional build (pre 1919) and historical significance equipment
8.11  use hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment
8.12  work at height
8.13  use access equipment/working platforms
9  team work and communication
10  needs of other occupations associated with running in-situ moulds


11  those arising from information, resources and methods of work
11.1  own authority to rectify
11.2  organisational reporting procedures


12  types of progress charts, timetables and estimated times
13  organisational procedures for reporting circumstances which will affect the work programme

Protect work

14  protect work against damage from general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions


15 materials, components and equipment relating to types, quantity, quality, sizes and the sustainability of standard and/or specialist
15.1 timber, timber-based products, sheet materials, metal laths, sand, cement, lime, plaster
15.2 bonding agents, additives
15.3 clean water
15.4 fixings and fittings
15.5 hand tools, portable power tools and ancillary equipment
16 methods of calculating quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method/procedure to run in-situ mouldings

Security procedures

17 site, workplace, company and operative​





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31 Dec 2019





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Run in-situ mouldings; Core-out; Plasters; Running curved-cornices; Arches; Panel mouldings; Plasterwork; Lime; Cement; Dado; Skirting