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Construct eaves

Unit Descriptor This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare, set out and construct eaves, including the cutting and fixing of fascias and barges to provide a finish between the wall and the roof. It includes boxed eaves and the finish to gable ends.

1 . Plan and prepare.

  1. Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details, are obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information for planning and preparation purposes.

  2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

  3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

  4. Plant, tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with job requirements, checked for serviceability, and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

  5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements .

  6. Materials appropriate to the work application including required fire resistance rating are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

  7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and regulatory authority obligations, and are applied.

  8. Passive and active fire control elements for eaves construction are identified and applied.

2 . Install fascia and barge.

  1. Overhang of rafters is marked and cut to line, plumb and angle.

  2. Gable ends are trimmed for overhang where a verge rafter is not used.

  3. Fascia is fitted and fixed to roof structure overhang to line and level.

3 . Construct framework for eaves or soffits.

  1. Framework structure for eaves type are identified, and eaves design is established and set out to drawings and specifications.

  2. Timber framework members are set out, marked and cut to lengths in accordance with methods of joining and proposed framework structure.

  3. Boxed eaves constructed with soffit bearers are fixed to wall frame or supported by hangers from rafters, to line and level.

  4. Boxed eaves structure is installed, clear of top of masonry walls in veneer construction to allow for frame shrinkage and settlement.

  5. Eaves structure members are securely fixed, including back blocking and trimmers.

4 . Line and clad eaves and soffits.

  1. Eaves cladding and sheeting material is marked and cut to shape to suit task application and jointing methods.

  2. Eaves lining, cladding and sheeting are fitted, joined and fixed in accordance with type of material, task application and specifications.

  3. Mouldings are fitted and fixed to specifications to finish eaves.

  4. Sloping eaves are fitted to underside of rafters or framing for fixing and joining of material.

5 . Clean up.

  1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

  2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?
How are activities planned and organised?
How are problem solving skills applied?
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?
How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

Information includes:

Planning and preparation include:

Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with state or territory legislation, regulations, codes of practice, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan and ma

Tools and equipment include:

Quality requirements include relevant regulations, including:

Materials include:

Environmental requirements include:

Statutory and regulatory authorities include:

Gable ends :

Fascia (and fascia gutter and barges) include:

Eaves design :

Joined includes:

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.

Resource implications for assessment include:

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Method of assessment

Assessment methods must:

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.