Ground Workers are the first to arrive on a construction and civil engineering sites and they work closely with supervisors and engineers to interpret design specifications to prepare the site ready for structural building works.
They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives. Their work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces ready for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping.
Ground Workers are able to transfer between heavy construction and civil engineering sites as well as domestic and commercial buildings.
Ground Workers work for all types of construction companies from small subcontractors to large main contractors.
This standard is suitable for school leavers or those already working within the construction industry.
Workplace behaviours development
Effective communication – oral, written, electronic, listening, body language and presentation.
Customer service – develop customer relationships, build customer confidence, meet expectations and contribute to the development of an ongoing relationship with the organisation.
Time management – use own time effectively to complete the work instructions to schedule and always be ready to work on time.
Adaptability – be able to adjust to changes to the work instructions, be able to identify when specialist advice may be needed and when to advise of the need to change work instructions.
Skills and knowledge development
Basic awareness of environmental and health hazards e.g. Japanese knotweed, asbestos.
How to identify contaminated ground conditions and the procedures for working safely on it.
The differences between modern and traditional construction methods and the physical and environmental factors when undertaking construction work and their potential impacts.
Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications.
Select and use basic setting out equipment including tape measures, levels, straight edges, lines and pins, boning rods and laser equipment under guidance of the supervisor.
Transport and place, then compact and finish concrete to slabs/bases, footing oversights, paths, form slab edgings including positioning reinforcement and kerbs.
- Enthusiastic staff with a wealth of industry experience, as well as specialist construction workshops.
- Individuals without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
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On successful completion of the Level 1 Award in Bricklaying course, students can progress onto the relevant Level 2 qualifications or employment.You may also have the option to transfer to an apprenticeship and then progress on to higher-level courses in construction.
“I really enjoy the hands-on learning that the Joinery course offers. This course, and the great teachers help me develop the skills that I will need for a career as a Joiner.”Josh Betts Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills
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