This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to install fire-rated masonry construction. It includes laying fire resistant masonry to buildings, walls and service openings
This unit applies to bricklayers and block layers who work on new and existing structures. It is suitable for people operating with some autonomy. A person working at this level would be expected to take responsibility for organising and completing tasks assigned to them without needing close supervision.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *a candidate must meet the performance criteria of this unit by constructing a 2.1 m long x 2.0 m high fire-resistant masonry wall. In doing this, the candidate must: *install a fire-rated steel door jamb *fire-proof two service penetrations of various sizes *fit fire-rated insulation between brick wall and roof covering *comply with fire control and separation requirements of National Construction Code (NCC) and other standards and legislation. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics, applications and limitations of materials used in fire-rated masonry construction: - mortar ingredients - fire-resistant masonry blocks and bricks - fire seals and insulation *principles of heat and effects on materials *fire control and separation required by the NCC and other legislation: - fire resistant levels (FRL) of materials used in fire-rated masonry requirements *processes and techniques for: - installing fire-rated masonry - damp proofing and flashing - installing fire-rated steel door jambs - fitting continuous fire-rated seal between structure and roof cladding *construction terminology relating to fire-rated masonry construction *functional and operational features of plant, equipment, hand and power tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - work at heights - hazardous manual handling - exposure to silica - exposure to loud noise *acceptable brickwork tolerances stated in Australian Standards and building codes *features of working drawings and specifications *environmental requirements for workplace processes and waste disposal.

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