This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply waterproofing practices and principles to external wet areas.  It includes identification of the waterproofing system to be used, its preparation and its application.

Unit details

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


CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS 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: - communication skills to: follow instructions; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; drawings and specifications; - recognise procedures; - report faults; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - written skills to record results of checks and tests and relevant work completion procedures; - evaluate own actions and make judgments about performance and necessary improvements; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work; - respond to change and contribute to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental and sustainability frameworks and management systems; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities, and; - technological skills to: use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones; voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - below ground level waterproofing materials, processes and techniques; - characteristics and applications of waterproofing materials and adhesives; - construction systems and waterproofing considerations; - general construction terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - MSDS; - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - plans, drawings and specifications; - plant, tools and equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitations; - principles and considerations of water exclusion; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements; - termination, cross cavity and overflashing requirements; - testing procedures for waterproof membrane systems, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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