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Reinforcement Fitter ( 6 month course)

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Brief Job Description
Reinforcement Fitter is responsible for fabricating and fixing reinforcement bars for complex structures
such as arches, domes, and other circular structures in a sequential manner as per work requirement
within specified time and tolerance. The individual also works with mechanical couplers for extension of
reinforcement bars.

Reinforcement Fitter ( 6 month course)
Reinforcement Fitter ( 6 month course)


Personal Attributes
The reinforcement fitter is expected to be physically fit to work across various locations with varied
environmental conditions. The person should be organized, diligent, methodical, safety-conscious, and a
prompt decision-maker. They should have good communication skills along with team spirit.

Fabricate and fix reinforcement bars for complex structures as per drawings, Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) and standard code provision

Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform fabrication and fixing of reinforcement
bars for complex structures as per drawings, Bar Bending Schedule (BBS), and standard code provision.


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Interpret drawing & bar bending schedule
Cut and bend reinforcement bars as per bar bending schedule (BBS)
Direct the teammates for the fabrication and fixing of reinforcement bars for complex structures
(Arches, Domes, and other circular structures) as per bar bending schedule and drawings
Check the quality of reinforcement work ensuring minimum wastage and optimum utilization
Elements and Performance Criteria


Interpret drawings and bar bending schedule (BBS)
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. interpret details such as type, dimension, layout plan and other reinforcement
details from the drawings


PC2. co-relate general arrangement drawing with reinforcement drawing
PC3. interpret the terms used in drawing and Bar bending Schedule(BBS)
PC4. interpret details such as description of reinforcement bar, diameter, shape,
spacing, cutting length, and number of reinforcement bars from BBS


PC5. interpret BBS/ drawings to calculate the cutting length of reinforcement bar
Cut and bend reinforcement bars as per bar bending schedule (BBS)
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC6. ensure that only approved BBS is used for execution of reinforcement work
PC7. use appropriate personal protective equipment and follow organizational safety
guidelines while cutting and bending of reinforcement bars


PC8. ensure accurate marking on the reinforcement bars for cutting as per the cutting
length provided in the BBS
PC9. bend the reinforcement bars using bending machines/tools as per the approved
drawings/ bar bending schedule (BBS)


PC10. ensure the prepared reinforcement bars are bundled, tagged, numbered and
stacked appropriately prior to delivery to the required location
PC11. ensure completion of assigned work within allocated time as per desired quality
parameters


Direct the teammates for fabrication and fixing of reinforcement bars for complex structures (Arches,
Domes and other circular structures) as per bar bending schedule and drawings

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC12. determine the relevant placing sequence of reinforcement bars including insertion
and fixing of conduits, sleeves ,anchors etc. from the drawing
PC13. ensure the subordinates follow correct method for insertion/ fixing of rebars as per
the types of structure


PC14. mark ,place and fix reinforcement bars and fabricated cages at its required position
PC15. maintain specified spacing between bars and stirrups as per the drawing/BBS
PC16. install hooks, splices, insert plates, bar supports (spacer, chairs), shear studs,
cover blocks etc. as per drawings and specifications
PC17. fix reinforcement bars in complex structures like arches, domes, etc. using cover
blocks, spacers and templates


PC18. fabricate and fix prefabricated cages as per site requirement and drawings
PC19. fasten embedded items securely in proper position before placing of the concrete
PC20. complete steel fixing as per approved drawing and BBS within stipulated time
PC21. ensure optimum utilization and minimum wastage of material during the
fabrication of reinforcement cage for complex structures


Check quality of reinforcement work ensuring minimum wastage and optimum utilization
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC22. check for required bend and cutting length before/after fabrication & placing of
reinforcement bars
PC23. conduct visual checks to ascertain the quality and length of binding wire used for
tying of reinforcement bars


PC24. check accuracy of reinforcement work with reference to spacing and placement of
reinforcement bars
PC25. ensure proper splicing/lapping of reinforcement bars avoiding more than 50% of
splicing/ lapping at a location
PC26. ensure uniform spacing between the bars and stirrups as per BBS drawing
PC27. check that correct type of ties are used for tying of reinforcement bars
PC28. ensure the location and installation of insert plates and shear studs (if any) is as
per drawing


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. standard practices followed for reinforcement work
KU2. safety rules and regulations for handling and storing relevant tools, equipment, and
materials for reinforcement work in accordance with organizational norms


KU3. personal protection including the use of related safety gears & equipment in accordance
with organizational norms
KU4. service request procedures for tools, materials and equipment as per organizational norms
KU5. how to read and interpret reinforcement drawing/sketches
KU6. how to read and interpret details from bar bending schedule

KU7. units of measurements including their conversion
KU8. arithmetic and basic geometric calculations
KU9. use of power tools and its accessories for cutting and bending of reinforcement bars
KU10. use of automatic bar tying machine and its accessories
KU11. use of different types of hand tools such as binding hooks, bending lever of different size,
hammer


KU12. unit weight of reinforcement bars of different diameter
KU13. sequence of insertion and fixing of reinforcement bars for different types of structural elements
KU14. basics of bar positioning in complex reinforcement work
KU15. electrical safety of power tools and equipment used in bar bending works
KU16. different types of stirrups and ties
KU17. importance of hook length, bend length, lap length, development length and crank length
KU18. different types of binding wire, and their cutting length for different purposes


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 drawing/sketches, work and safety-related instructions/signboards in one or more
languages, preferably in the local language of the site


GS3. speak in one or more languages, preferably one of the local languages at the site for
providing instructions to subordinates and reporting to seniors.
GS4. listen attentively to the instructions given by the superiors
GS5. decide on the safety of the workplace and ensure the work does not create hazardous conditions
GS6. plan work and organize required resources effectively


GS7. complete work as per agreed time schedule and quality parameters
GS8. resolve any conflict within the teammates
GS9. evaluate the complexity of the task and seek assistance and support wherever required
GS10. identify any violation of safety norms during the work and report the same to seniors

Install mechanical couplers for reinforcement works
Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install mechanical couplers for reinforcement
works.


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Prepare for the installation of mechanical couplers used in the joining of reinforcement bars.
Install mechanical / reinforcement couplers
Elements and Performance Criteria


Prepare for installation of mechanical couplers used in the joining of reinforcement bars
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. check that reinforcement bars and their ends have been cut properly to appropriate length as
per specifications/drawings


PC2. ensure poorly sheared ends of reinforcement bar are cut off/cold forged prior to installation
of mechanical coupler
PC3. check that reinforcement bars are threaded properly using threading machine and are
covered with plastic thread protector


PC4. select mechanical couplers based on diameter of reinforcement bars, color code requirement
and manufacturer’s specification
Install mechanical / reinforcement couplers


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC5. use appropriate personal protective equipment and follow organizational safety guidelines
while cutting and bending of reinforcement bars


PC6. position the cast and continuation bar and fix them appropriately to the coupler
PC7. tighten the connections by hand or by using appropriate torque wrench
PC8. screw and fit the bars to the appropriate ends of the couplers as per manufacturer’s
instructions


PC9. use different types of couplers such as threaded coupler, taper threaded coupler, grout filled
coupler, combo grout filled/threaded filled coupler etc. appropriately
PC10. ensure that procedure adopted for fixing mechanical couplers is as per color codes and
manufacturer’s specifications


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. standard practices followed for reinforcement work

KU2. safety rules and regulations for handling and storing required tools, equipment, and
materials in accordance with the organizational norms
KU3. use of related safety gears and equipment while installing mechanical couplers
KU4. organizational service request procedure for tools,materials and equipments
KU5. how to read and interpret schematic drawings, sketches and BBS


KU6. importance and use of mechanical coupler
KU7. manufacturer’s instruction/specifications for installing mechanical couplers
KU8. use of power tools for threading of reinforcement bars
KU9. potential mechanical hazards while threading of reinforcement bars and fixing of mechanical
couplers


KU10. different types of mechanical couplers, their application and suitability
KU11. the standard procedure followed for fixing of mechanical couplers
KU12. maintenance and protection of mechanical connections
KU13. types of tools and grout materials used for fixing mechanical couplers
KU14. lap length of reinforcement bar for different diameter and alternate use of mechanical
coupler


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 drawing/sketches, work, and safety-related instructions/signboards in one or more
language, preferably in the local language of the site


GS3. speak in one or more languages, preferably one of the local language at the site
GS4. listen attentively to the instructions given by the superiors
GS5. decide on the safety of the workplace and ensure the work does not create hazardous
conditions


GS6. plan work & organize required resource effectively
GS7. complete work as per agreed time schedule and quality
GS8. resolve any conflict within the teammates
GS9. evaluate the complexity of the task and seek assistance and support wherever required GS10. identify any violation of safety norms during the work and report the same to seniors

Work effectively in a team to deliver desired results at the workplace
Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a team to achieve the
desired results


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Interact and communicate in an effective manner
Support co-workers to execute the project requirements
Practice inclusion
Elements and Performance Criteria
Interact and communicate in an effective manner


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. pass on work related information/ requirement clearly to the team members
PC2. inform co-workers and superiors about any kind of deviations from work
PC3. report any unresolved problem to the supervisor immediately
PC4. obtain instructions from superiors and respond on the same
PC5. communicate to team members/subordinates for appropriate work technique and method


PC6. seek clarification and advice as per the requirement
Support co-workers to execute the project requirements
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC7. hand over the required material, tools, tackles, equipment and work fronts timely to
interfacing teams


PC8. work together with co-workers in a synchronized manner
Practice inclusion
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC9. maintain cultural inclusivity at work place
PC10. maintain disability friendly work practices
PC11. follow gender neutral practices at workplace
PC12. address discriminatory and offensive behaviour in a professional manner as per
organizational policy


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. own roles and responsibilities

KU2. importance of effective communication
KU3. the consequence of poor teamwork on project outcomes, timelines, safety at the
construction site, etc.
KU4. different modes of communication used at workplace
KU5. importance of creating healthy and cooperative work environment among the gangs of
workers


KU6. different activities within the work area where interaction with other workers is required
KU7. applicable techniques of work, properties of materials used, tools and tackles used, safety
standards that co-workers might need as per the requirement
KU8. importance of proper and effective communication and the expected adverse effects in case
of failure relating to quality, timeliness, safety, risks at the construction project site
KU9. importance and need of supporting co-workers facing problems for the smooth functioning of
work


KU10. the fundamental concept of gender equality
KU11. how to recognize and be sensitive to issues of disability, culture and gender
KU12. legislation, policies, and procedures relating to gender sensitivity and cultural diversity
including their impact on the area of operation


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 the communication regarding work completion, materials used, tools and tackles used,
the resource required, etc,


GS3. speak in one or more languages, preferably in one of the local language of the site
GS4. listen and follow instructions / communication shared by superiors/ co-workers regarding
team requirements or interfaces during work processes
GS5. communicate orally and effectively with co-workers considering their educational and social
background


GS6. decide on what information is to be shared with co-workers within the team or to the
interfacing gang of workers
GS7. plan work and organize the required resources in coordination with team members
GS8. complete all assigned task in coordination with team members
GS9. take initiative in resolving issues among co-workers or report the same to superiors
GS10. ensure best ways of coordination among team members
GS11. evaluate the complexity of task and determine if any guidance is required from superiors

Plan and organize work to meet expected outcomes
Description
This unit describes the knowledge and the skills required for an individual to plan and organize own work in order to meet expected outcome


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Plan and prepare for work
Organise required resources as per work plan
Complete work as per the plan
Elements and Performance Criteria
Plan and prepare for work


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. identify the targets and timelines set by superiors
PC2. determine the work requirements corresponding to
task(drawings/schedules/instructions/methodology), safety, tools and equipment prior to
commencement of task


PC3. plan the work by analyzing the required outcomes, work procedures, allotted time, resource
availability and known priorities
PC4. prepare the work areas in coordination with team members
PC5. plan for waste collection and disposal prior to and after completion of work
Organize required resources as per work plan


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC6. arrange the required manpower prior to commencement of work
PC7. organize the required materials, tools and tackles required for the task
Complete work as per the plan


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC8. engage allocated manpower in an appropriate manner
PC9. employ correct tools, tackles and equipment for the desired work
PC10. provide guidance to the subordinates to obtain desired outcome
PC11. use resources in an optimum manner to avoid any unnecessary wastage
PC12. use tools, tackles and equipment carefully to avoid damage


PC13. ensure the work processes adopted are in line with the specified standards and instructions
PC14. complete the work with the allocated resources within specified time
PC15. clean and organize the workplace after completion of task
Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. importance of proper housekeeping including safe waste disposal
KU2. policies, procedures and work targets set by superiors
KU3. how to identify work activities that need to be planned and organized
KU4. how to determine the task requirements


KU5. how to determine the quality requirements related to the task
KU6. how to undertake all aspect of planning and organizing the task, including interpretation of
task, reading drawing/schedules, arranging resources, reporting problems etc.
KU7. how to implement the planned activities
KU8. how to use available resources in a judicious and appropriate manner to minimize wastages or
damage


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more language, preferably the local language at the site
GS2. read communication from co-workers, superiors and notices from other departments as per
requirement of the level


GS3. speak in one or more language, preferably one of the local language at the site
GS4. follow communication shared by co-workers regarding standard work processes, resources
available, timelines, etc.


GS5. communicate effectively with co-workers and subordinates
GS6. decide on what sequence is to be adopted for execution of work
GS7. plan and organize the materials, tools, tackles and equipment required to execute the work


GS8. complete all assigned task with proper planning and organizing
GS9. analyze areas of work which could result in a delay of work, wastage of material or damage
to tools and tackles
GS10. evaluate potential solutions to minimize avoidable delays and wastages at the construction site

Work according to personal health, safety and environment protocols at construction site
Description
This NOS covers the skill and knowledge required for an individual to work according to personal health,
safety and environmental protocols 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
Follow infection control guidelines as per applicability
Elements and Performance Criteria
Follow safety norms as defined by the 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. follow all the protocols and safety techniques conveyed during safety awareness programs
like Tool Box Talks, safety demonstrations and mock drills conducted at the site
PC5. select and operate different types of fire extinguishers corresponding to various 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 for : Head
Protection, Ear protection, Fall Protection ,Foot Protection, Face and Eye Protection, Hand
and Body Protection , and Respiratory Protection (if required)


PC8. handle all required tools, tackles, materials and equipment safely
PC9. follow safe disposal of waste, harmful and hazardous materials as per EHS guidelines
PC10. check and install all safety equipment as per standard guidelines
PC11. follow safety protocols and practices as laid down by site EHS department
PC12. obtain “height pass” clearance for working at heights


Implement good housekeeping practices
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC13. collect, segregate and deposit construction waste into appropriate containers based on their
toxicity or hazardous nature

PC14. apply ergonomic principles wherever required
Follow infection control guidelines as per applicability
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC15. follow recommended personal hygiene, workplace hygiene and sanitization practices
PC16. clean and disinfect all materials, tools and supplies before and after use
PC17. report immediately to concerned authorities regarding signs and symptoms of illness of self
and others


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 based on various working conditions
KU6. importance of handling tools, equipment, and materials as per applicable norms
KU7. effect of construction material on health and environments as per applicability
KU8. various environmental protection methods as per applicability


KU9. storage of waste including non-combustible scrap material and debris, combustible scrap
material and debris, general construction waste and trash (non-toxic, non-hazardous), any
other hazardous wastes and any other flammable wastes at the appropriate location
KU10. how to keep the workplace neat and tidy so as to be safe
KU11. how to use hazardous material in a safe and appropriate manner as per applicability
KU12. types of fire


KU13. procedure of operating different types of fire extinguishers
KU14. safety relevant to tools, tackles, and equipment as per applicability
KU15. housekeeping activities relevant to task
KU16. ways of transmission of infection


KU17. ways to manage infectious risks at the workplace
KU18. different methods of cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, and sanitization
KU19. symptoms of infection like fever, cough, redness, swelling, and inflammation


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. 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. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local language of the site
GS5. listen to instructions/communication shared by site EHS and superiors regarding site safety,
and conducting the toolbox talk


GS6. identify potential safety risks and report to the appropriate authority
GS7. assess and analyze areas which may affect health, safety and environment protocol on the
site