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Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and precautions for demolition workLevel / 3
Credits / 1
PurposePeople credited with this unit standard are able to describe regulations and documentation relating to demolition work, and explain the precautions to be taken during demolition work.Subfield / Construction Trades
Domain / Carpentry Theory
Status / Registered
Status date / 25 January 2008
Date version published / 25 January 2008
Planned review date / 31 December 2012
Entry information / Open.
Replacement information / This unit standard replaced unit standard 632.
Accreditation / Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.
Standard setting body (SSB) / Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference / 0048
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
1Credit for this unit standard indicates compliance with industry practice. Industry practice refers to the ability to demonstrate knowledge that reflects the uniformity, finish quality and material economies currently accepted within industry.
2Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes:
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995;
Building Act 2004;
Buiding Regulations 1992 and Building (Forms) Regulations 2004;
Resource Management Act 1991;
New Zealand Building Code;
NZS 3604:1999 Timber Framed Buildings, available from Standards NZ (
Approved Code of Practice for Demolition, available from Department of Labour (http://www.osh.govt.nz/order/catalogue/11.shtml).
Elements and performance criteria
Describe regulations and documentation relating to demolition work.
1.1Procedures for maintaining health and safety during demolition work are described.
Rangework methods, plant, equipment, identification of hazards and controls.
1.2Building Consent Authority consents are described in terms of the requirements for demolition work.
Rangetraffic control, noise, dust, working hours, waste disposal, disposal of hazardous materials.
Explain the precautions to be taken during demolition work.
2.1Preparatory procedures are described in terms of the demolition of structures.
Rangecondition, position and support of existing buildings and services, notifiable work, hazardous materials, support of remaining structure.
2.2Demolition work is described in terms of safety requirements.
Rangepersonal and public protection, adjacent property, underground and overhead services.
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
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