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Badge the requirements below:

Be able to work safety in the home minimising dangers to yourself and others. Have knowledge of:

hazard symbols and signs (for example: toxic, flammable, irritant, electrical danger, slippery surface)

safety equipment (for example: goggles, gloves, masks, ear defenders).

how and where to turn off main supplies (water, electricity, gas) to the house. Know how to isolate individual electrical circuits at the consumer unit.

Show or explain how you would deal with four DIY emergencies from the list below:

unblocking a sink

renewing a tap washer

curing an airlock in water or radiator pipes

thawing frozen pipes

patching a leaking pipe

adjusting the float arm of a cistern

fitting a fused electrical plug to a cable

replacing a mains fuse or resetting a mains circuit breaker

changing a light bulb

helping to repair a broken window

repairing a tear in clothes or upholstery

removing common stains eg ink, wine, and coffee

Take an active part in two major DIY projects, indoors or out, such as:

insulating a loft and/or fitting draught proofing to windows and doors

insulating a cold-water storage tank, pipes and hot water cylinder

planning a colour scheme for a room and preparing a sample board

preparing and painting, papering or tiling the walls of a room

preparing and painting woodwork or furniture

fitting a curtain track and hanging curtains

making a freestanding storage unit or putting up shelves

covering a floor with vinyl overlay, lino, tiles or carpet

hanging a door and fitting or repairing locks and other door furniture

carrying out a home security survey and take action to making the house more secure by fitting window locks, marking property with a UV pen, or fitting a burglar alarm

laying a patio or path

building a low wall, barbecue, gate or fence

creating and maintain a garden pond

repairing bodywork on a car and clean and polish the car

any other project(s) of a similar skill level as agreed with an adult


Dependent on requirements undertaken



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