Park Homes insulation

Business Sectors (Suites): Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction)
Developed by: Construction Skills
Approved on: 30 Aug 2020


​This standard is about understanding the suitability of Park Homes for insulation measures, 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 insulation and building treatments and can be used by installers, supervisors and managers

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1  interpret the given design information relating to the work and resources to confirm its accuracy, completeness and relevance to the building type, fabric and condition for the following:
1.1   drawings
1.2   specifications
1.3   schedules
1.4   method statements
1.5   risk assessments
1.6   manufacturers’ information
1.7   data sheets

1.8   surveys

1.9   Park Homes site rules and restrictions

P2  comply with the given, relevant legislation, standards and official guidance to carry out your work and maintain safe and healthy work practices 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
2.4   safe use, storage and handling of materials,

        tools and equipment
2.5   operative maintenance of installation equipment
2.6   specific risks to health including mental health
2.7   specific risks associated with ventilation (roof space, inside the

        property, working below suspended supported floor structure)

        and also including combustion appliances

P3   select the required quantity and quality of resources as per the

       designs for the methods of work
3.1   check the suitability, compatibility and characteristics of

        the materials, components and finishes and determine if

        they are moisture open or moisture closed and their impact

        on the building
3.2   record and report issues or defects
3.3   select tools and equipment

*   comply with organisational procedures to minimise the risk

       of damage to the work and surrounding area by:
4.1   protecting the work and its surrounding area from damage
4.2   maintaining a safe, clear and tidy work area
4.3   disposing of waste in accordance with current legislation

P5  comply with the given contract information to carry out the

      work efficiently to the required specification by the following:
5.1 demonstrate work skills to carry out external and internal

      pre-installation checks, to cover the following:
      - moisture content of frame at all corners
      - integrity of Park Home fabric and suspension system
      - any signs of board warping, bubbling, dry rot
      - the distance between Park Homes will meet fire regulations

        following installation
      - gas pipes, bottles and electrical cables are secure and safe
      - insect infestation, vermin, animals and protected species

5.2 measure, mark out, calibrate and complete remedial and

      preparatory work

5.3 use and maintain all work tools

5.4 carry out post installation checks  

P6   complete your work within the estimated, allocated time

       and performance requirements of the system design, method

       statement and the required standard

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

Performance Criteria 1
Interpretation of information
K1.  why organisational procedures have been developed and how

       they are implemented

K2.  types of information, their source, accuracy, completeness 

       and how they are interpreted in relation to:
2.1   drawings
2.2   specifications
2.3   schedules
2.4   method statements
2.5   risk assessments
2.6   design
2.7   standards
2.8   manufacturers' information
2.9   data sheets
2.10  current legislation and regulations governing Park Homes

2.11 Park Home site rules

K3. the importance of organisational procedures to solve problems and why it is important to follow them

Performance Criteria 2
Safe work practices
K4. relevant, current legislation, standards and official guidance and

      how they are applied

K5. the types of fire extinguishers and how and when they are used

      in relation to water, CO2,foam, powder

K6. how emergencies should be responded to in accordance with

      organisational authorisation and personal skills in relation to: 

6.1   fires, spillages, injuries
6.2   emergencies relating to occupational activities including but

        not limited to the following:

        - partial or full collapse of suspension system
        - electrical cabling
        - Radon, methane, LPG or other gases
6.3   identification of and reporting of asbestos containing materials

K7. the organisational security procedures for tools,

      equipment and personal belongings in relation to:
7.1   site
7.2   workplace
7.3   siting and location of vehicles
7.4   company
7.5   customer
7.6   access equipment
7.7   material and waste storage
7.8   park personnel, visitors and other park residents

K8.  how to report risks and hazards identified by the following:
8.1   risk assessment
8.2   personal assessment
8.3   methods of work
8.4   manufacturers' technical information
8.5   data sheets
8.6   statutory regulations
8.7   official guidance
8.8   Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

8.9   Park Home site rules

K9.  the accident reporting procedures and who is

       responsible for making the report

K10. why, when and how health and safety control equipment

        identified by the principles of prevention should be used in

        relation to:
10.1   collective protective measures
10.2  personal protective equipment (PPE)
10.3  respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
10.4  local exhaust ventilation (LEV)

K11.  environmentally responsible work practices to meet current

         legislation, standards and official guidance when dealing with

         potential accidents, health hazards and the environment in

         relation to:
11.1   below suspended structures
11.2   confined spaces
11.3   at height
11.4   tools and equipment
11.5   materials and substances
11.6   movement and storage of materials by manual handling and

          mechanical lifting

11.7    vehicles

Performance Criteria 3
Selection of resources
K12.  why the characteristics, compatibility, quality, uses,

         sustainability, limitations and defects associated with the

         resources are important and how defects should be rectified

K13.  the organisational procedures to select resources, why they

         have been developed and how they are used

K14.  how to confirm the resources and materials conform with the


K15.  how the resources should be used and how any problems

         associated with the resources are  reported in relation to:
15.1   protective sheeting
15.2   warning signs
15.5   public protection equipment
15.6   calibration equipment

K16.  how to identify the hazards associated with the resources and

         methods of work and how they are overcome

K17.  how to calculate the quantity of materials required and used

         to carry out remediation and preparatory work

Performance Criteria 4
Minimise the risk of damage
K18.  the importance of protecting the work and its surrounding

         area against the risk of damage

K19.  how to protect work and its surrounding area from damage by

         general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse

         weather conditions and how to minimise damage to existing

          building fabric

K20.  why and how the disposal of waste must be carried out safely

         in accordance with the following
20.1   current legislation
20.2   environmental responsibilities
20.3   organisational procedures
20.4   suppliers and manufacturers' information
20.5   data sheets
20.6   statutory regulations
20.7   official guidance

20.8   Park Home site rules

K21.  why it is important to maintain a safe, clear and tidy work



Performance Criteria 5**
Meet the contract specification
K22.  how the methods of work to meet the specification, are carried

         out and how problems are  identified and reported by the

         application of knowledge for safe, healthy and

         environmental  work practices, procedures and skills relating

         to the method and area of work

22.1 the suitability, compatibility and characteristics of the materials,

        components and finishes, and determine if they are moisture

        open or moisture closed, their impact on the building and

        their appropriateness to the design and physical application

22.2 how to record and report issues or defects with the materials

       with the materials, components and finishes

22.3 why it is important to carry out external and internal pre-

        installation checks

22.4 how to carry out external and internal pre-installation checks,

        assessing, recording and reporting issues to include but not

        limited to:

        - Park Home site approvals

        - suitable access

        - property suitability

        - structural integrity

        - dampness

        - decay

        - vents and ventilation

        - suitable minimum Park Home spacing following proposed


        - services (gas, electric, water, media cables, overhead cables, 

           insect and vermin infestation, animals and protected species)

22.5 why it is important to ensure that all necessary repairs are

       completed prior to installation

22.6 how to recognise, record and report the key issues that may

        inhibit commencement of the work including but not limited

        - condition of building fabric
        - identification of any areas of potential water penetration
        - mould or evidence of condensation
        - moisture content of the timber frame and dry rot
        - condition of windows and doors
        - lack of permission from site owner
        - condition of roof
        - space between park homes would be less than 6m following

        - drainage and down pipes
        - poor condition of suspension system

22.7 how to identify when specialist skills and knowledge are

        required and report accordingly including but not limited to:

        - fire safety

        - electrical

        - asbestos

        - Radon,

        - ecology

        - architectural features

        - ventilation

        - combustion ventilation

        - gas

22.8 how to identify, record, report and rectify unintended

        consequences not addressed in the design, including but not

        limited to the existence of: thermal bridges, thermal bypassing

        and water ingress, inadequate ventilation and condensation


22.9 why it is important to avoid unintended consequences

22.10 the different types of air and vapour control layers and

          breather membranes, where and how they should be used

          and why it is important to install them correctly

22.11 the importance of ensuring the integrity of air and vapour

          control layers and breather membranes following installation

          and the need to maintain continuity

22.12 why it is important to explain installation procedure to

          building occupants to include but not limited to the following:
         - scope and work programme
         - safety requirements during the installation process
         - protection of property and personal items
         - specific benefits and implications to include

            homeowner information
         - agreed standards of making good

21.13 the implications of existing guarantees and warranties that

          may be compromised by the installation to include but not

          limited to:
          - the Park Home
          - windows and doors
          - renders
          - previous damp treatments

22.14 how to work with, around and in close proximity to plant and


22.15 how to direct and guide the operations and movement of

         plant and machinery to ensure protection of a safe working


22.16 how to identify and follow the installation quality


22.17 how and why it is important to check, record and report issues

          with construction ventilation, flues, chimneys and combustion

          air ventilators pre, during and post installation

22.18 how to identify routing of internal services, using relevant


22.19 why it is important to immediately record and report

          unforeseen events including but not limited to equipment

          malfunctions, situations and faults not identified in the

          original design

22.20 why it is important to complete post installation checks in

         accordance with the designs and operations manual

         and report issues to include but not limited to: safeguarding

         the combustion ventilation, services and report defects

22.21 how to handover and sign off to the customers satisfaction

          and explain maintenance requirements

22.22 why it is important to provide post installation advice and

          guidance to building occupants and client including

          homeowner packs

22.23 how to use all work tools and equipment

22.24 how to work at height using access equipment 

22.25 how and why maintenance of all work tools and 

          equipment is carried out

K23.  the importance of team work and communication

K24.  the needs of other occupations associated with Park Homes


Performance Criteria 6
Allocated time
K25.  the programme of work to be carried out including the

         estimated and allocated time and why deadlines should be


K26.  the types of progress charts, timetables and estimated times

         and the organisational procedures for reporting circumstances

         which will affect the work programme


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Indicative Review Date

30 Aug 2025





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Relevant Occupations

Construction Operatives

SOC Code



Park Home site rules; Park Home spacing; Homeowner packs; Ventilation; Dry rot