This qualification is aimed at those who construct and secure the steel foundations and bars that keep a building’s
walls and exteriors in place and who install work beams and pre-cast slabs so that construction projects have a secure
foundation. Candidates will be required to prove they have the skills and knowledge to carry out cutting, bending, fixing
and prefabricating reinforcement steel. Candidates will also have to prove knowledge and skills in the purpose and use of
drawings, fixings, power and hand tools to carry out the work at height, below ground level and in confined spaces.
It is not expected that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities; the qualification is structured
to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility while still meeting the requirements of the qualification units. The
qualification requires candidates to prove they have the skills and knowledge to carry out the work in relation to at least
2 of the following concrete structures: beams, bases, columns, slabs, staircases, walls. All work must be carried out in
accordance with relevant legislation and following industry recognised safe working practices. The qualification has been
developed in a way that will allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete.
The standards cover the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 2, although some units may be
at different levels and should be taken by those who deal with routine assignments. Candidates should require minimum
supervision in undertaking the job.
Candidates for this qualification will primarily be:
• Working onsite preparing and installing reinforcement steel or prefabricated sections of reinforcement steel
for concrete structures
Candidates could have jobs entitled:
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