Site Supervision – Highways and Maintenance Repair
About this course
The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision – Highways and Maintenance Repair qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Highways and Maintenance Repair within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.
This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available outside of an apprenticeship where either the learner’s circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prior skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship. In addition, industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.
The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.
To achieve this qualification a minimum of 131 credits need to be attained. 116 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, plus a minimum of 15 credits from at least 2 units from the Optional Group.
Controlling Work Progress Against Agreed Programmes in the WorkplaceA/504/8549
Implement systems to monitor and record progress of work against agreed programmes., Identify any deviations from planned progress which has or may occur, that could disrupt programmes and schedules., Investigate circumstances of any deviations thoroughly, and agree and implement appropriate corrective actions., Recommend options most likely to minimise increases in cost and time to help work progress, and pass onto the people responsible., Inform people responsible regularly about progress, changes to operational programmes and resource needs, and suggest decisions and actions that need to be taken., Identify improvements from feedback received and recommend to the people responsible.
Identifying and Enabling Learning Opportunities for Given Work Teams in the WorkplaceA/504/8552
Promote the benefits of learning by giving fair, regular and useful feedback on their team’s work performance., Work with their team to identify and prioritise learning needs and identify and obtain information on a range of possible learning activities., Discuss development needs with team members., Support team members in undertaking learning activities by making efforts to remove any obstacles to learning., Evaluate the learning activity undertaken with team members to ensure the desired outcomes have been achieved., Update development plans with team members.
Maintaining Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection in the WorkplaceD/504/8544
Produce clear requests for plant, equipment or machinery which meets the needs of projects or operations.Ensure and record that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements prior to use in the workplace and allocate to suitable operations.Identify hazards and assess risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery and implement measures that protect people and the environment.Keep records of the use of plant, equipment or machinery.Recommend alternative types of plant or equipment to decision makers where existing plant, machinery or equipment is deemed unsuitable for allocated operations.Issue instructions for the use of plant, equipment or machinery to operators and others directly involved.Check and confirm that operators of plant, equipment or machinery are trained, certificated and authorised for the relevant type, and monitor for safe working.Ensure the appropriate storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements.Inform decision makers/ people responsible when plant, equipment or machinery is no longer required.
Maintaining Supplies of Materials to Meet Project Requirements in the WorkplaceD/600/7518
Supervise the storage and use of materials and components so that material handling and movement is efficient and wastage minimised., Calculate and keep accurate records of deliveries and stock position and pass the information on to decision makers., Identify and record problems with supply, discuss the information with material suppliers and pass on to decision makers., Check stock records regularly and calculate what replacement stock will be needed., Identify opportunities for improving the use of stock and stock turnover and recommend improvements to decision makers.
Assessing and Recommending Work Methods for Carrying Out Site Operations in the WorkplaceK/504/8546
Identify and use available project data to enable decisions on work methods to be made., Obtain more information from other sources where available project data is insufficient., Evaluate work methods against relevant technical and project criteria., Communicate work methods to decision makers., Analyse and quantify the selected work method for its activity content., Ensure a method statement is prepared and approved prior to commencement of work.
Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements in the WorkplaceM/504/8547
Organise activities to make the most efficient use of the available resources., Evaluate alternative methods, resources and systems to select the best solution to meet programmes and schedules., Obtain clarification or advice from various sources where the resources needed are not available., Analyse activities against project or operation data and the requirements of external factors., Update existing programmes and schedules of planned activities and suggest them to decision makers/persons responsible., Implement systems to monitor and record works against programmes and schedules, and use the results to improve future production and planning.
Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the WorkplaceM/504/8550
Produce clear requests for plant, equipment or machinery which meets the needs of projects or operations., Ensure and record that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements prior to use in the workplace and allocate to suitable operations., Identify hazards and assess risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery and implement measures that protect people and the environment., Keep records of the use of plant, equipment or machinery., Recommend alternative types of plant or equipment to decision makers where existing plant, machinery or equipment is deemed unsuitable for allocated operations., Issue instructions for the use of plant, equipment or machinery to operators and others directly involved., Check and confirm that operators of plant, equipment or machinery are trained, certificated and authorised for the relevant type, and monitor for safe working., Ensure the appropriate storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements, Inform decision makers/ people responsible when plant, equipment or machinery is no longer required.
Managing Personal Professional Development in the WorkplaceM/600/7538
Evaluate the current and future skills and knowledge requirements of their work role, whilst taking account of the organisation‰Ûªs objectives., Identify development needs between current and future skills and knowledge requirements of their work role and discuss them with the people responsible to assist in the completion of a development plan., Undertake activities to meet current and future skills and knowledge requirements identified in a development plan, and evaluate the contribution of the activities to their performance., Obtain and accept feedback from people able to provide objective and valid comments about their performance., Ensure that their performance consistently meets or exceeds agreed requirements.
Planning Highways Maintenance or Repair Activities in the WorkplaceM/600/7555
Confirm the work requirements of planning highway maintenance or repair activities., Identify and review influencing factors and guidance material about the work environment., Prioritise maintenance activities by assessing and accounting for all the influencing factors., Amend priorities to take account of changing circumstances whilst maintaining consistency with the influencing factors., Prepare plans or schedules of maintenance activities and negotiate and agree them with decision makers.
Coordinating and Organising the Control of Work in the WorkplaceT/504/8548
Assemble and review relevant information used in the preparation of project or operational plans and clarify unclear information., Communicate and agree programmes or operational plans, methods and attendance with the people doing the work., Plan and obtain sufficient resources and attendance of the appropriate type which meets project or operational requirements and timescales., Organise and control sites (or specific operational areas) and resources to establish safe and tidy sites/areas, creating a positive image of the organisation and project., Organise work activities and implement work measures that take into account appropriate factors and influences.
Controlling Work Against Agreed Standards in the WorkplaceT/504/8551
Identify quality standards from available information and pass onto people responsible for their implementation before work starts., Communicate the responsibilities that individuals have for maintaining quality., Implement systems to inspect and control the quality of work and record the outcomes., Check regularly that work conforms to the design requirements and the specified quality standards., Identify work which fails the requirements and specified quality standards and ensure corrective action is taken., Inform decision makers regularly about significant variations in quality standards, programme and safety implications, and suggest improvements., Identify improvements from feedback received and recommend them to people responsible.
Supervising Highways Maintenance or Repair Activities in the WorkplaceT/600/7556
Carry out programmed maintenance or repair which will minimise disruption and maintain optimum performance., Observe current legislation and official guidance appropriate to the work environment., Identify and assess faults and problems, and recommend and implement corrective action which conforms to safe working methods and practices., Update maintenance recording systems, implement them and monitor their use., Conduct pre-work checks to meet statutory requirements and maintain performance using safe working methods and practices., Keep accurate records of work progress checks, faults, problems, corrective action and quantities involved., Identify, assess and maintain the necessary resources for maintenance activities.
Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of Work in the WorkplaceD/600/7521
Ensure the workforce is provided with sufficient clear and accurate information to enable them to position, align and/or level the work or loads., Observe and check dimensional controls and record results to meet quality standards., Identify any deviations in positions, alignments or levels and take measures to promptly correct them., Recommend revised work practices and procedures to minimise deviations and to allow for different circumstances and conditions.
Providing and Monitoring Construction-related Customer Service in the WorkplaceF/600/7558
Identify and use current legislation and official guidance to implement systems or procedures that will deliver and improve customer service., Prepare to deal with customers in order to give consistent and reliable service., Work with others to resolve customer problems, communicate with customers and check that they are satisfied with the actions taken., Solve problems within existing systems or procedures that may affect customers before the customer becomes aware of them., Confirm that the service given meets the customer‰Ûªs needs and expectations., Inform the people responsible about changes to customer service systems or procedures that will reduce the chance of problems being repeated., Share information with people responsible to maintain and improve standards of service delivery.
Contributing to the Control of Work Quantities and Costs in the WorkplaceJ/600/7531
Implement appropriate works quantities and cost control systems able to provide early warnings of problems., Regularly collect and record quantities and cost data, and pass on in time to people who need to use that data., Identify opportunities for cost savings and recommend findings to people responsible., Investigate variations and agree and implement appropriate corrective actions with the people responsible.
Contributing to the Identification of Work Teams in the WorkplaceK/600/7554
Identify any significant factors which will affect the number, type and availability of people and services., Evaluate and record the quality and potential reliability of people or services, and circulate the results to decision-makers., Negotiate and agree proposals which are likely to produce effective teams., Follow rules and formalities for obtaining people and services.
Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the WorkplaceM/503/2915
Develop, maintain and encourage working relationships to promote good will and trust., Inform relevant people about work activities in an appropriate level of detail, with the appropriate level of urgency., Offer advice and help to relevant people about work activities and encourage questions/requests for clarification and comments., Clarify proposals with relevant people and discuss alternative suggestions., Resolve differences of opinion in ways that minimise offence and maintain goodwill, trust and respect.
Implementing Communication Systems for Construction Projects in the WorkplaceY/600/7520
Implement organisational communication systems for projects., Maintain methods of communication, reporting, recording and retrieving information between people and organisations, that may have an interest, appropriate to the needs of the project, Monitor organisational communication systems regularly for effectiveness., Identify and investigate breakdowns in communication and take action to restore effective communication., Set up systems to record and provide feedback on ways in which communication can be improved.