Construction Labourer

Construction laborers work on building sites, assisting with various tasks like lifting materials, digging, and ensuring the smooth progress of construction projects.

Day-to-day tasks

  • prepare the ground: get things ready by marking out and digging trenches for building foundations and drains
  • build forms for concrete: set up panels to hold concrete in place until it's strong
  • strengthen structures: bend and attach bars to make concrete structures stronger
  • make walls from steel: join sheets of steel to create walls that hold back dirt - it's called steel piling
  • pour concrete: lay down concrete for the base, floors, and beams of buildings
  • work on roads and paths: help with road projects, fix highways, and put down curbs and paving
  • supply materials to workers: make sure the other workers have what they need, like bricks, mortar, and wood¬†

Skills and Knowledge

  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • the ability to work well with others
  • physical skills like lifting, bending and carrying
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • physical fitness and endurance
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Industry Qualifications

Whilst there are no formal qualifications required as such, you will be required to have a Construction Isle Of Man Accreditation Card which is needed to be on site. 

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