Bricklayer

Bricklayer

Summary Bricklayers build and repair walls and structures which require brickworks including chimneys, tunnel linings, stonework, and restoration projects, walls and even whole houses. If you are physically fit, want a job in construction and enjoy doing practical work - then this is the job for you. Salary Average wages for bricklayers can be between £10 and £17 pounds and this can increase with experience and training. Education There is generally no need for formal qualification to be a bricklayer. However, the employers may want bricklayers to have some on-site experience and may also inquire about the GCSEs…at least in mathematics and English. Licences Required to Work CSCS NVQ LEVEL 2 : BRICKLAYER Legislation To do any NVQ LEVEL 2 You MUST first achieve CSCS Health , Safety & Envirnoment Test Job Description and Duties It is a high profile construction ,as well as domestic building job with a lot of responsibility and respect attached to it. The general duties of bricklayer include all kinds of bricklaying from small brickworks to whole foundations and properties. It is also important that a bricklayers should be a team-player because he must work complying with the Method Statement and Risk Assessment provided by the Site Manager who is in charge of the workplace and is also required to follow the Supervisor’s instruction on site. Moreover, if it is a larger job you may have to work with other groups too where you would be working on a particular section of a building while other gangs would be working on other sections, so you must be well organized too. Bricklayers generally have to...
Wheeled Dump Truck Operator

Wheeled Dump Truck Operator

Summary A Wheeled Dump Truck Operator transport and dumps different variety materials – from bricks to rubbish – from one place to another, using designated haul routes and doing activities efficiently and safely. Dump truck operators are normally hired by a plant hire company, or plant recruitment agencies. Education Apart from general education where the employer may inquire about GCSE score, there are no particular requirements except that you should be physically fit and keen about your work hours. Wages Offered Wheeled Dump Truck Operators are usually paid the average wage of about £12 to £16 per hour while many employers may pay more depending on the experience and qualifications of the operator. Licences Required to Work • CPCS cat A56 – Articulated Dump Truck wheeled • On some sites there are NPORS licences accepted, but main Construction Operators licence is CPCS Legislation To do any CPCS ticket You MUST first achieve CSCS Health , Safety & Envirnoment Test within 2 years Job Description and Duties It’s a desirable and responsible construction job generally having a 9 hours working shift. You would be following supervisor’s instructions carefully on site in the performance of all duties. You would also have to be careful to work according to the Method Statement while meeting the terms of Health & Safety policies as well as Risk Assessment for the site. You will be operating well-maintained machines provided by the contractor. As a wheeled dump truck operator you are required to transport different range of materials from one spot to another within the site. You will also be required to take transported materials in...
Bobcat Operator – CPCS Licence

Bobcat Operator – CPCS Licence

Summary Skid-steer loaders also referred to as Bobcat among the workers - are vehicles used particularly in construction industry. It has a lift arms which can be used to attach a large variety of tools and attachments which can help save labour. Skid-steer loaders are capable of making pirouette turns which renders them highly useful and maneuverable for jobs which need smaller but more maneuverable loaders. They are multi terrain loaders because their wheels can be replaced with tracks. Finally, like other front loaders, it can also be used to push load to a different location as well as carry the load in its bucket or for loading the material into a truck or trailer. Salary Normal wages for skid-steer load/bobcat operators are between £12 and £16 pounds per hour but it can increase with experience and qualifications.   Education There are no particular qualifications except that the employers may inquire about GCSE scores in some of the subjects like English and maths. Although you must be physically fit since the job can require hard physical work sometimes.   Licences Required to Work CPCS cat A23 – Skid Steer Loader On some sites there are NPORS licences accepted, but main Construction Operators licence is CPCS   Legislation To do any CPCS ticket You MUST first achieve CSCS Health , Safety & Envirnoment Test within 2 years   Job Description and Duties It is a highly desirable construction job. The bobcat operators often have to work in public places where they have to be very responsible as well careful about safety at the site. The skid-steer loader is provided by...
Excavator Tracked – CPCS Licence

Excavator Tracked – CPCS Licence

Summary Tracked excavators which are also as diggers or 360 machines - are heavy equipment which consist of a boom & dipper arms, bucket and cab on a rotating platform. The cab sits atop the undercarriage that has tracks or wheels. Excavators employ hydraulic fluids to move and function with hydraulic cylinders and motors. Tracked excavator is a highly versatile machine with its benefits extending from mining to forestry, from construction to pipeline industry. Tracked excavator operator is a high profile construction job—though it is related to several other fields too and the excavator can get work in a variety of work environments and jobs. At work in the construction sector, at least, their prime responsibility is to safely operate given equipment to excavate, move ,grade earth, load and lift. Salary Excavator Tracked Operators can earn wages between £12 and £17 per hour and this can increase with experience and training Education A general education is needed and employers can inquire about GCSE scores of mathematics and English but apart from that there aren’t any educational requirements. Another general requirement is that excavator operators must have knowledge of equipment maintenance . Licences Required to Work CPCS A58 A : Excavator below 10T tracked CPCS A59 A : Excavator above 10T tracked (Optional: Endersment C – Lifting Operations) Legislation To do any CPCS ticket You MUST first achieve CSCS Health , Safety & Envirnoment Test Job Description and Duties It is a high profile construction job with responsibility and equal amount of respect attached to it. Operators have to work with the machines given by the employer and when on...
Scaffolder – CISRS Licence

Scaffolder – CISRS Licence

Summary: The job of the scaffolders is to put up and take down scaffolding which serves to help the workers reach higher levels of buildings during construction or other projects that might involve working at heights outside buildings. If you are fine with heights and looking for a job in construction, it is a pretty good choice. Salary: Normal wages for scaffolders are usually between £12 and £17 per hour. However, experience and further training can help increase this wage. Education: A general education may be required where the employer may inquire about the GCSE scores in mathematics and English. But apart from that, if you are physically fit and have no problem working at heights, there are no special requirements. Licenses Required to Work: 1. CISRS - Scaffolder When people start working as trainee scaffolder, they have to pass through COTS test which lasts for one day only and aims to teach the workers basic skills to work safely. Another test the new scaffolders have to pass is CSCS Health, Safety and Environment Test. Once that course and assessment is complete, it would allow the new scaffolders to apply for Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) card, which is absolutely essential for any scaffolder to start working. It shows to the employer the competence of the worker and his ability to perform the scaffolding duties required. Job Description and Duties: It is high profile construction job where you often have to work at public places and high level of responsibility and safety practices are required. The normal shifts are usually 9 hours long and the general duties include...