Rita Charitable Trust

Helper Shuttering Carpenter (6 month course)

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Brief Job Description
This job role is responsible for identification, handling and shifting of materials, components and
equipment. The responsibilities also includes using of basic tools for cutting, sizing, planning and drilling of timber/ plywood, carrying out manual earthwork, erection and dismantling temporary scaffold. The
individual should have knowledge about the environment, health, safety and safe working practices.

Helper Shuttering Carpenter (6 month course)
Helper Shuttering Carpenter (6 month course)


Personal Attributes
The individual is expected to be physically fit and should be able to work across various locations in
withstanding extreme conditions while working. The individual should be able to work within a team to
handle various carpentry & scaffolding tools, materials, equipment and works under continuous
instructions and close supervision.

Identify, shift and stack tools, materials and equipment relevant to shuttering carpentry and scaffolding

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, shift and stack basic tools, materials,
components and equipment relevant to shuttering carpentry and scaffolding site under continuous
instructions and close supervision


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Identify, shift and stack tools, materials, and equipment relevant to shuttering carpentry and
scaffolding


Elements and Performance Criteria
Identify, shift and stack tools, materials, and equipment relevant to shuttering carpentry and scaffolding
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. identify hand tools such as claw hammer, hand saw, hack saw wooden planners, measuring
tape, nailing hammer, try square, plumb bob and other relevant tools


PC2. identify basic carpentry materials such as timbers, plywood, runner pieces of different size,
wooden battens and other relevant carpentry materials
PC3. identify consumable items such as nails of different size, masking tape, cotton waste, cotton
and nylon line thread, cotton waste
PC4. identify personal protective gears such as safety shoes, gloves, helmets, ear plugs, nose
mask, safety goggles


PC5. identify and wear full and half body safety harness
PC6. identify basic components used in shuttering and scaffolding such as bamboos &ballis, props,
acrow span, H-beam, shuttering sheets, foot plates, U head and other relevant components
PC7. store, stack and shift shuttering and scaffolding components as per standard procedure
PC8. identify different types of slings, shackles and lifting belts


PC9. protect shuttering and scaffolding components from weathering action
PC10. maintain tidiness at site location
PC11. barricade area of work to prevent unauthorized entrance


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. safety rules and regulations for handling and storing shuttering and scaffolding tools,
materials and components
KU2. personal protection including use of safety gears and equipments
KU3. safe working methods and movements while performing relevant tasks

KU4. request procedure for tools & materials and equipment
KU5. housekeeping & other site administrative rules
KU6. use of hand tools such as claw hammer, hand saw, hack saw wooden planners, measuring
tape, nailing hammer, try square, plumb bob and other relevant tools


KU7. consumable materials and their optimum use
KU8. visual check for quality of timber and plywood
KU9. types of wood such as hard wood and soft wood and its common defect
KU10. types and thickness of plywood such as commercial , water proof, marine plywood
KU11. types and use of slings, shackles and lifting belts


KU12. height up to which each shuttering carpentry and scaffolding materials should be stacked
KU13. different types of hand and power tools used for cutting and planing of timber
KU14. different types of shuttering- system with their components.
KU15. stacking of various shuttering carpentry and scaffolding materials as per standard practices
KU16. various components and their standard sizes


KU17. work place procedures and policies and mechanical handling
KU18. standard procedure for housekeeping
KU19. knowledge about storing and handling technique of tools
KU20. knowledge about upkeep repair and maintenance of tools
KU21. working at heights


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read one or more language, preferably the local language of the site
GS3. read instructions, guidelines, sign boards, safety rules & safety tags instructions related to
exit routes during emergency at the workplace


GS4. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local languages of the site
GS5. listen and follow instructions given by the superior
GS6. communicate orally and effectively with team members
GS7. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not creating hazardous
conditions for other
GS8. complete work as per agreed time schedule and quality

Use hand tools for cutting, planning and drilling of timber/plywood
Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use hand tools for cutting, sizing, planing and
drilling of timber/ plywood and making of timber joints undercontinuous instructions and close supervision


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Use hand tools for cutting, planing and drilling of timber/plywood tools and make timber joints
Elements and Performance Criteria


Use hand tools for cutting, planing and drilling of timber/plywood tools and make timber joints
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. identify hand tools such as claw hammer, hand saw, wooden planers, chisel, hand file,
measuring tape, try square, hand auger and other relevant tools
PC2. identify different types of wood & plywood
PC3. use hand saw for cutting and sizing of timber/ plywood
PC4. use wooden planers for planning of timber and finishing the

rough surface
PC5. use hand auger of different diameter for drilling in timber and plywood
PC6. use measurement and marking tools for correct sizing of timber/plywood
PC7. make timber joint such as lap joint, mortis and tenon joints, dovetail joints and housing joints
using appropriate hand tools
PC8. maintain tidiness at site location


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. safety rules and regulations for handling and storing shuttering and scaffolding tools,
materials and components


KU2. personal protection including use of safety gears and equipments
KU3. safe working methods and movements while performing relevant tasks
KU4. request procedure for tools & materials and equipment
KU5. housekeeping & other site administrative rules
KU6. use of hand tools such as claw hammer, hand saw, hack saw wooden planners, measuring
tape, nailing hammer, try square, plumb bob and other relevant tools


KU7. visual check for quality of timber and plywood
KU8. types of wood such as hard wood and soft wood and its common defect
KU9. types and thickness of plywood such as commercial , water proof, marine plywood

KU10. different types of hand and power tools used for cutting and planning of timber
KU11. standard procedure for housekeeping
KU12. knowledge about storing and handling technique of tools
KU13. knowledge about upkeep repair and maintenance of tools
KU14. use of measurement and marking tools
KU15. seasoning of timber, storage of timber to prevent decay distortion, bending, splitting and
timber treatments
KU16. various types of timber joints


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read one or more language, preferably the local language of the site
GS3. read instructions, guidelines, sign boards, safety rules & safety tags instructions related to
exit routes during emergency at the workplace


GS4. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local languages of the site
GS5. listen and follow instructions given by the superior
GS6. orally and effectively communicate with team members
GS7. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not creating hazardous
conditions for other
GS8. complete work as per agreed time schedule and quality

Erect and dismantle temporary scaffold up to 3.6 meter height
Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle 3.6 meter temporary scaffold


Scope

The scope covers the following :
Erect and dismantle temporary scaffold up to 3.6 meter height
Elements and Performance Criteria
Erect and dismantle temporary scaffold up to 3.6 meter height


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. level area where scaffold need to be erected and check for ground compactness if required
PC2. shift and stack required materials, components, tools and tackles at the instructed location
PC3. wear and use required safety gadgets and follow trade safety


PC4. place base plates and sole boards on the ground as per markings and instructions
PC5. use proper components and follow standard procedure for erecting temporary scaffold up to 3.6 m
PC6. check verticality of scaffold at first level of erection and correct (if required) before moving to
the next level


PC7. check for rigidity, stability and support of erected scaffold
PC8. fix walk-boards, guard rails, toe-boards and other components on working platform
PC9. follow standard procedure for dismantling of temporary scaffold up to 3.6 m


PC10. remove guard rails, toe boards, walk boards and other components sequentially
PC11. clean and stack all components properly after dismantling
PC12. maintain tidiness at work location


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. standard procedure for scaffolding works
KU2. safety rules and regulations for handling and storing scaffolding tools, materials and
components


KU3. personal protection including use of safety gears and equipment
KU4. request procedure for tools & materials
KU5. housekeeping & other administrative rules
KU6. use of different types of scaffolds (cup-lock , frame scaffold)

KU7. use of different types of scaffolds (cup-lock, frame scaffold)
KU8. use of tools and tackles in scaffolding works
KU9. identification and use of different components
KU10. use of tools for measurements and marking


KU11. basic arithmetic calculation
KU12. units of measurements
KU13. standard size of scaffolding components
KU14. personal protective equipment for safety
KU15. importance of housekeeping


KU16. standard procedure for erection and dismantling of 3.6 m temporary scaffold
KU17. tools and equipment used for erecting and dismantling 3.6 meter temporary scaffold


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read one or more language, preferably the local language of the site
GS3. read instructions, guidelines, sign boards, safety rules & safety tags


GS4. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local languages of site
GS5. listen and follow instructions / communication shared by superiors/ co- workers regarding
team requirements or interfaces during work processes


GS6. orally communicate with co-workers regarding support required to complete the respective work
GS7. decide whether the workplace is safe for working and also whether the
GS8. identify and organize right scaffolding materials
GS9. identify and use relevant tools effectively


GS10. complete work as per agreed time and quality
GS11. minimize wastages
GS12. revert to superior for selection/sorting of materials
GS13. identify location at which violation of any safety norms may lead to accident

Work according to personal health, safety and environment protocol at construction site
Description
This NOS covers the skill and knowledge required for an individual to work according to personal health,
safety and environmental protocol at construction site


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Follow safety norms as defined by organization


Adopt healthy & safe work practices
Implement good housekeeping and environment protection process and activities
Elements and Performance Criteria


Follow safety norms as defined by organization
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. identify and report any hazards, risks or breaches in site safety to the appropriate authority
PC2. follow emergency and evacuation procedures in case of accidents, fires, natural calamities


PC3. follow recommended safe practices in handling construction materials, including chemical
and hazardous material whenever applicable
PC4. participate in safety awareness programs like Tool Box Talks, safety demonstrations, mock
drills, conducted at site


PC5. select and operate different types of fire extinguishers corresponding to types of fires as per
EHS guideline
PC6. identify near miss , unsafe condition and unsafe act


Adopt healthy & safe work practices
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC7. use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as per work requirements including:
Head Protection (Helmets), Ear protection, Fall Protection, Foot Protection, Face and Eye


Protection, Hand and Body Protection, Respiratory Protection (if required)
PC8. handle all required tools, tackles , materials & equipment safely
PC9. follow safe disposal of waste, harmful and hazardous materials as per EHS guidelines
PC10. install and apply properly all safety equipment as instructed


PC11. follow safety protocol and practices as laid down by site EHS department
PC12. undertake and pass height pass test as per EHS guideline
Implement good housekeeping and environment protection process and activities


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC13. collect and deposit construction waste into identified containers before disposal, separate
containers that may be needed for disposal of toxic or hazardous wastes
PC14. apply ergonomic principles wherever required

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. reporting procedures in cases of breaches or hazards for site safety, accidents, and
emergency situations as per guidelines


KU2. types of safety hazards at construction sites
KU3. basic ergonomic principles as per applicability
KU4. the procedure for responding to accidents and other emergencies at site
KU5. use of appropriate personal protective equipment to be used based on various working
conditions


KU6. importance of handling tools, equipment and materials as per applicable
KU7. health and environmental effect of construction materials as per applicability
KU8. various environmental protection methods as per applicability


KU9. storage of waste including the following at appropriate location: non-combustible scrap
material and debris, combustible scrap material and debris, general construction waste and
trash (non-toxic, non-hazardous), any other hazardous wastes, any other flammable wastes.


KU10. how to use hazardous material, in a safe and appropriate manner as per applicability
KU11. types of fire
KU12. Procedure of operating different types of fire extinguishers
KU13. safety relevant to tools, tackles, & requirement as per applicability
KU14. housekeeping activities relevant to task


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more languages, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. fill safety formats for near miss, unsafe conditions and safety suggestions


GS3. read in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS4. read sign boards, notice boards relevant to safety
GS5. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local language of the site
GS6. listen instructions / communication shared by site EHS and superiors regarding site safety,
and conducting tool box talk


GS7. communicate reporting of site conditions, hazards, accidents, etc.
GS8. maintain safe conditions for others
GS9. keep the workplace clean and tidy
GS10. identify safety risks that affect the health, safety and environment for self and others
working in the vicinity, tackle it if within limit or report to appropriate authority
GS11. assess and analyze areas which may affect health, safety and environment protocol on the
site


GS12. ensure personal safety behavior
GS13. respond to emergency

Carry out manual earthwork at construction site
Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out manual earthwork at construction sites


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Carry out preparatory work prior to earthwork
Carry out soil cutting, dressing work
Carry out backfilling and compaction manually
Elements and Performance Criteria


Carry out preparatory work prior to earthwork
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. remove all the unwanted materials, organic substances, manually removable objects from
the worksite using appropriate hand tools as per instruction
PC2. clean earth surface using proper hand tools to make it ready for carrying out marking activity
PC3. carry out marking for excavation using lime, wooden pegs, ropes or by any other suitable
materials as per instruction


PC4. shift and stack fencing/ barricading materials, safety signage, ladders, ropes, earth cutting
and shifting tools at specified locations as per instruction
Carry out soil cutting, dressing work
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC5. dig earth to a desired depth using appropriate tools as per instruction
PC6. maintain desired slope of earth during digging activity


PC7. dispose earth from the excavated pit by using suitable tools and equipment such as spade ,
wheel barrows, pans as per instruction
PC8. check for loose material, soil lumps, pebbles on achieving the desired earth level
PC9. carry out surface dressing work by disposing loose material, gravels, plant roots, sludge,
muck or debris as per requirement to the appropriate locations


PC10. carry out compaction of the base layer of the pit by ramming or operating hand/ plate
compactor as per instruction


Carry out backfilling and compaction manually
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC11. shift and place earth at desired location by using right tools as per instruction
PC12. sort gravels or oversized aggregates from soil to be used for backfilling as per instruction
PC13. place and spread earth maintaining uniform layers within tolerance limit of thickness
PC14. sprinkle water as uniformly over the layer to be compacted as and when required as per
direction

PC15. carry out ramming or operate hand/ plate compacting machines over the soil layer as per
direction
PC16. carry out re-filling and compaction of excavated trenches, pits surrounding the structures or
at necessary location by soil under supervision


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. general safety rules applicable to different activities related to construction
KU2. administrative rules and regulations applicable to construction sites
KU3. material issue and return procedure at site


KU4. reporting procedures relevant to own job, unsafe/ hazardous conditions
KU5. use and name of hand tools such as spade, pick axe, shovel, pans, wheel
KU6. working at depth at below ground level


KU7. use of marking tools such as wooden pegs, lime, line threads, ropes
KU8. use of plate compactor, hand roller, earth ramming tools etc.
KU9. how to maintain slope in excavation
KU10. use of ladder to access earth pits
KU11. safety related to earthwork


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in at least one language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read in one or more languages, preferably in the local language of the site
GS3. read instructions, guidelines, sign boards, safety rules & safety tags instruction related to
exit routes during emergency at the workplace


GS4. speak in one or more languages, preferably in one of the local languages of the site
GS5. listen and follow instructions / communication shared by superiors/ co- workers regarding
team requirements or interfaces during work processes
GS6. orally communicate with co-workers regarding support required to complete the respective
work


GS7. decide on tools to be used at different activities involved in manual
GS8. sequence activities to be carried out
GS9. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not creating hazardous
conditions for other


GS10. identify and use the tools
GS11. identify and use of all safety equipment
GS12. arrange the material for earthwork
GS13. complete work as per time schedule and quality
GS14. determine any violation from organizational and standard safety norms