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Materials

LO5 Handle materials and equipment safely

TermDefinition
Kinetic The use of correct lifting techniques to manually lift an object.
Ironmongery The term used to describe hinges, locks, fixings, etc.
COSHH These regulations state how employees and employers should work with, handle, store, transport and dispose of potentially hazardous substances
Shelf life Often used in relation to adhesives, this term describes how long something will remain fit for its purpose while being stored.
1.8 metres The maximum distance allowed to stack bricks and blocks.
Ten The maximum number of ridge tiles allowed in a stack.
Five The maximum number of cement bags that should be stacked when storing manually
Fifteen degrees White spirit must be stored below this temperature
Stock rotation This is a process used in the storage of perishable materials. Essentially, the process involves using older items before newer materials. The oldest stock is always stored at the front and used first.
Pot life This term describes how long a two part adhesive will remain fit for purpose after it has been mixed.
25 kg The maximum weight allowed to be lifted manually
FIFO This means ‘First in, First out’ It is really an accounting term, but is used to describe a system where the oldest goods in stock are used first.
Created by: bwale