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Install curtain walling

Unit Descriptor This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to fit and fix curtain walling facades to multi-storey structures to provide external cladding of structural steel or reinforced concrete. It includes fabricated frameworks with metal cladding, fabricated framework with glass panels, pre-cast concrete panels, and manufactured and natural stone products in or on the structure.

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. 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 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.

2 . Prepare site for installation.

  1. Location of curtain wall installation connections are set out to job drawings and specifications.

  2. Area below construction face is cleared and isolated with designed barricade to OHS regulations and job work plans allowing for support plant and equipment .

  3. Surface of structure to receive curtain walling is inspected for conformity and surface is prepared to receive fixings according to job drawings and specifications.

3 . Install curtain walling.

  1. Curtain wall fixing brackets are checked or installed to set out points in accordance with manufacturer specifications and site structural drawings.

  2. Curtain walling is located and fixed into correct position in accordance with job drawings, after being raised to location by crane operations.

  3. Curtain walling is installed plumb and level and aligned and finally fixed into position in accordance with specifications.

  4. Junctions between placed sections of curtain walling are fitted and secured to fixing specifications.

  5. Curtain wall trims are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and detail drawings, where applicable.

4 . Seal curtain walling.

  1. Surface areas are cleaned in preparation for application of caulking sealants.

  2. Sealants are applied to curtain walling and trims, where specified, in accordance with job specifications.

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

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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:

Curtain wall installation includes:

Support plant and equipment includes:

Curtain wall fixing 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.