Unit 108 Graffiti removal by hand

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  • 1. Unit 108 Graffiti Removal by Hand
  • 2. Graffiti Removal by Hand Aims and Objectives for this unit Cover topics such as: Know the types of surface Know the equipment and materials for removing graffiti  Be able to remove graffiti  
  • 3. Know the types of surface  Porous surfaces  Brick/stone/wood/painted surfaces  Non-porous surfaces  Glass/vinyl/plastics/metal  Surfaces that should be referred for specialist advice  Historic buildings/places of worship/listed buildings/art/certain plastics/trees
  • 4. Graffiti areas in facility buildings  Indoor ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Classrooms Desks Washrooms Doors Internal glass Outdoor ◦ Walls ◦ Shelters ◦ Doors/windows
  • 5. Equipment & Materials for Removing Graffiti  Personal Protection ◦ Gloves/aprons/goggles/respirator masks  Chemicals ◦ Liquids/aerosols/wipes/gels ◦ Neutral/acid/alkali/solvent  Equipment ◦ Abrasive pads/scrapers/wipes/scrub brushes/pressure washer
  • 6. Equipment & Materials for Removing Graffiti  Chemicals ◦ Liquids/aerosols/wipes/gels ◦ Neutral/acid/alkali/solvent  Hazards ◦ Flammable ◦ Corrosive ◦ Irritant/harmful/toxic  Risks ◦ Fumes/burns/environmental issues ◦ Damage
  • 7. Personal Protective Equipment  Suitable for tasks ◦ Gloves ◦ Respirator masks ◦ Other protective clothing ◦ Issues with incorrect items
  • 8. Effects: Incorrect use of chemicals  Plastics ◦ Clouding  Limestone/stone ◦ Etching, scratching  Road signs/signage ◦ Reflective coating damage  Porous surfaces ◦ Penetrate further  Most surfaces ◦ Unable to remove graffiti
  • 9. Anti graffiti coatings and paints     Graffiti in public areas Doesn’t prevent graffiti Some stop the graffiti from drying Makes it easier to remove  Applied to: ◦ Use of either hot water or mild detergents ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Brickwork Stone work Painted surfaces Concrete Treated timber Metals Not normally suited to untreated wood
  • 10. Removal of the Graffiti  Permission ◦ Private property     Commercial, industrial buildings Housing Passenger transport Bus shelters      Historic buildings Art work Public areas Trees Building conservation areas ◦ Public Property  Written permission is required and normally a consent form has to be completed before removal can start ◦
  • 11. Risk assess area to be treated Location  Height  Safe to enter/exit  Public access required  Traffic, both people & vehicle  Weather conditions  Sufficient ventilation  Conflict 
  • 12. Identify surface & method   Porous Non-porous ◦ This will determine type of chemical to use  Check instructions ◦ Will normally say what materials it works on  Correct disposal ◦ Materials used in the removal
  • 13. Reporting information  Reasons to report ◦ Offensive ◦ Racist ◦ Prejudice      Collect evidence ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Unable to remove Risk too high Damage to surface Not completed in timescale Report to: Supervisor/line manager Owner of property Community groups
  • 14. Practical assessment