Welding on construction projects
There is a high demand for skilled structural steelwork fabricator in the constructional steelwork industry and the civil construction industry. The work usually takes place within a steelwork factory or in designated area of a construction site location.
Structural steelwork fabricators are required to produce fabricated structural components to the highest standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly as they will usually be on display as part of the iconic structures such as National and local sport stadia, high rise tower blocks or bridges, and other structures include schools, colleges, hospitals and warehouses.
A competent structural steelwork fabricator will be able to identify the relevant steelwork sections and plate that is required to complete a fabricated component (steelwork that is cut, drilled and has welded or bolted attachments) and the relevant tools and equipment that is required to complete a bolted connection or a tack welded joint for a complex or shaped fabricated component. This will include the knowledge and understanding of material drawings and component lists. The use of the appropriate tools and equipment requires skills to be developed to ensure they are used safely and accurately to the company specific standards, minimising any waste of product or production time. Every structural steelwork fabricator takes responsibility for the quality and accuracy of their work. With demanding environments and a wide range of tools and equipment used, structural steelwork fabricator is a safety critical occupation.
Structural Steelwork Fabricator will have the skill to:
Structural Steelwork Fabricator will have the knowledge and understanding to:
Structural Steelwork Fabricator will display the following behaviours:
Practical skills are just as important as academic ability. Apprentices without the level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
This apprenticeship standard is at Level 2.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship is 24 months.
It is expected that this standard will be reviewed after 3 years.
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