Course Title: Work safely on roofs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5827C

Course Title: Work safely on roofs

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3307 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform safe work practices when undertaking plumbing work on roofing structures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs


1 Identify work safety requirements.

Performance Criteria:

 1.1 Scope of task and proposed work practices and activities are identified and documented according to workplace procedures, statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements and relevant information.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with working safely on roofs are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.
1.4 Site is inspected to determine layout and physical condition, condition of structure, prevailing weather conditions, equipment requirements and potential hazards.
1.5 Safety equipment is identified, selected and checked for serviceability according to workplace requirements.
1.6 Certification of suitability of structure to support the safety system is obtained.


2 Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work procedures and instructions for the task are identified.
2.2 Materials, tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
2.3 Fall protection and perimeter protection equipment is inspected and installed, ensuring adequacy for work and conformance to regulatory requirements.
2.4 Roof safety system is installed according to workplace and regulatory requirements.
2.5 Appropriate signage and barricades are selected and installed.


3 Perform work on roof.

Performance Criteria:

3 Perform work on roof. 3.1 Access from ground to work area is checked to ensure it is safe and according to regulatory requirements.
3.2 Fall protection and personal safety requirements are applied according to regulatory requirements.
3.3 Manual handling of materials and equipment is undertaken according to regulatory requirements.
3.4 Roof materials and equipment are located on roof, ensuring that they are safely secured and distributed to eliminate risk of distorting or collapsing the building framework.
3.5 Safety system is checked periodically for compliance with regulations according to workplace procedures, and faults are reported.
3.6 Risk control measures are monitored to ensure that they are effective and appropriate to the task and work environment.
3.7 Risk control measures are reassessed, as required, according to changed work practices and/or site conditions, and alterations are undertaken within scope of authority.
3.8 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the work process.



4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Safety system is dismantled according to sequence and removed from work site.
4.2 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
4.3 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
4.4 Documentation is completed according to workplace requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include

Teaching Schedule

Session Topic Learning Activities/Resources Elements/Performance Criteria Assessments
 1. Work Safe on Roofs  CPC11 Plumbing Services Learners Resource Book  1.1 -1.6  Project 17 in recording book
 2.  Prepare for work  SWMNS and underpinnings  2.1 - 2.3  Project 17
 3.  Clean Up    4.1 - 4.3  Project 17
4.   Documentation    4.4  Project 17

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

CPC 11 Learners Resource Book


1. Relevant standards and codes of practices

Other Resources

CEPU DVD Work Safe on Roofs.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete four different types of assessment tasks
1. Worksheet questions 1-9 in Learners Resource Book

2. SWMNS and Underpinnings for Project 17 Book.

3. Perform tasks A35 &A36 in Recording Book.

4. Clean up

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all three assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task Element/ PC Percentage Weighting

1.Workbook Activities  /elements 1.1-1.6

2. Prepare for Work         2.1 - 2.5

3.Perform work on Roof              3.1 - 3.8

4. Clean up      4.1 - 4.4

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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