Fixing reinforcement steel in-situ to complex designs

URN: COSVR811
Business Sectors (Suites): Steelfixing (Construction)
Developed by: Construction Skills
Approved on: 31 Jan 2020

Overview

This standard is about fixing reinforcement steel in-situ to complex designs,  which would include densely populated structures (less than 100mm centres, less than 100mm spacing and a minimum of 4 layers of reinforcement steel), circular, elliptical or conical structures, stairs and cast-in embedments; bracing and preparing complex prefabricated sections for lifting into place for fixing in-situ; interpreting information, adopting safe, healthy and environmentally responsible work practices, selecting and using materials, components, tools and equipment.

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


Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. interpret the given information relating to the work and resources to confirm its relevance
  2. comply with the given, relevant legislation and official guidance to carry out your work and maintain safe and healthy work practices
  3. select the required quantity and quality of resources for the methods of work
  4. comply with organisational procedures to minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area
  5. comply with the given contract information to carry out the work efficiently to the required specification
  6. 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

Scope/range


Scope Performance

 

Performance Criteria 1

1       interpretation of complex 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

    1. methods of work
    2. safe use of health and safety control equipment
    3. safe use of access equipment
    4. safe use, storage and handling of materials,
    5. safe use of tools and equipment
    6. specific risks to health

Performance Criteria 3

3       selection of resources associated with own work

    1. materials, components and fixings
    2. tools, plant and equipment
    3. labour 

Performance Criteria 4

4       protect the work and its surrounding area from damage

5       maintain a clear and tidy work space

6       dispose of waste in accordance with current legislation

Performance Criteria 5

7       demonstrate work skills to plan, sequence, prepare, coordinate, measure, mark out, fit, fix, embed, position. brace, secure and check

8       select, use and maintain tools and equipment

9       coordinate and install in situ reinforcement steel to complex designs to given working instructions for the following

    1. construct high density reinforcement steel structures (with steel bars spaced at less than 100mm centres) across all horizontal, vertical or inclined planes with a minimum of 3 layers of reinforcement steel bars (with less than 100mm spacing between layers)
    2. construct bases, slabs or walls of reinforcement steel with at least one non-90 degree angle junction or at least one of the following complex shapes: circular, elliptical, conical, or helical
    3. Install cast-in embedments which require interpretation of information from multiple sources and in conjunction with other trades to meet the agreed specification

 

10    install steel reinforcement with reinforcement couplers and fix subsequent reinforcement

11    plan, sequence, prepare and coordinate the incorporation of the following into prefabricated steel sections

    1.  temporary construction bars
    2.  permanent support bars or riders
    3.  lifting support points
    4.  bracing bars or rakers

Performance Criteria 6

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


Scope Knowledge

Disposal of waste

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

Emergencies

2       operative's response to situations in accordance with organisational authorisation and personal skills when involved with

    1. fires, spillages, injuries
    2. emergencies relating to occupational activities

Hazards

3       those identified by risk assessment, methods 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

    1. collective protective measures
    2. local exhaust ventilation (LEV)
    3. personal protective equipment (PPE)
    4. respiratory protective equipment (RPE)

Information

5       complex drawings including accessing drawings from Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems, site instructions, specifications, schedules, method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers' information, current regulations and organisational guidance associated with fixing reinforcement steel in situ to complex designs

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 and storage of materials by manual handling and mechanical lifting

Maintenance

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

Methods of work

8       how to apply of knowledge of safe and healthy work practices, procedures and skills relating to the method and area of work and materials used to

        1. coordinate and lead on fixing reinforcement steel in situ to complex designs
        2. extract details from steel fixing drawings and schedules (hardcopy or digital systems) and conveying the information to others
        3. identify, communicate and follow the installation quality requirements
        4. plan and sequence steel fixing and embedment works for complex designs
        5. prepare steel bar and resources for in situ installation
        6. fix steel in situ for the following complex designs:
          1. high density reinforcement steel structures (with steel bars spaced at less than 100mm centres) across all horizontal, vertical or inclined planes with a minimum of three layers of reinforcement steel bars (with less than 100mm spacing between layers)
          2. slabs, bases or walls of reinforcement steel with at least one non-90 degree angle junction and the following complex shapes: circular, elliptical, conical, and helical
        7. Install cast–in embedments which require interpretation of information from multiple sources and in conjunction with other trades to meet the agreed specification
        8. determine appropriate bracing for complex reinforcement steel sections, fix and secure for section movement:
          1. temporary construction bars
          2. permanent support bars or riders
          3. lifting support points,
          4. bracing bars or rakers
        9. incorporate reinforcement coupler and continuity systems
        10. provide information for digital systems
        11. recognise and determine when specialist skills and knowledge are required and report accordingly
        12. work with, around and in close proximity to plant and machinery
        13. use hand tools, portable power tools and equipment
        14. work at height
        15. use access equipment

9       team coordination, team work and communication

10       needs of other occupations associated with in situ reinforcement steel and prefabricated reinforcement steel sections

Problems

11       those arising from information, resources and methods of work

    1. own authority to rectify
    2. organisational reporting procedures

Programme

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

Resources

15       materials, components and equipment relating to types, quantity, quality, sizes and the sustainability of standard and/or specialist

    1. reinforcement steel including pre-cut and pre-bent
    2. tie wire, spacers, embedments, fittings and fixings
    3. hand tools, portable power tools and equipment

16       confirm resources and materials conform with the specification

17    methods of calculating quantity, length, area and wastage associated with the method and procedure to fix reinforcement steel in situ to complex designs

Security procedures

18    site, workplace, company and operative


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Version Number

1

Indicative Review Date

31 Jan 2025

Validity

Current

Status

Original

Originating Organisation

CITB

Original URN

COSVR811

Relevant Occupations

Construction and Building Trades nec

SOC Code

5319

Keywords

Steel reinforcement; Prefabricated steel reinforcement; Steel Reinforcing; Concrete-structures; Beams; Bases; Columns; Slabs; Staircases; Walls; Embedments; Couplers; Bracing