- Plan and prepare to ensure production and personal development goals are achieved.
- Identify the fabricated steel frame components for the correct sequence of erection for the structural steelwork.
- Prepare the working area, equipment, consumables and materials for laying down and storage of steelwork components.
- Identify and use the lifting accessories required to offload fabricated steelwork from delivery vehicles.
- Use established lifting techniques to ensure the component can be connected into its final position.
- Prepare and use the equipment for making the bolting connections.
- Complete and dimensionally check the finished framework ready for inspection and report into the production control system.
- Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional inspection.
- Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all of the above.
- The various sizes of materials used.
- The different types of Bolts used and if required knowledge and training to cover sector specific schemes.
- Identify the common steel frame component names and section descriptions (beam, column, channel, plate, round hollow, square hollow, angle, fin plates, gusset plates, etc).
- The main non powered hand tools needed in structural steel erection work (hammer, podger spanner, measuring tape, chalk, etc).
- The main powered equipment needed in structural steel erection (mobile elevated working platform grinder, hydraulic jack, gas cutting equipment, etc).
- The causes of typical steel erection defects and how their occurrence can be reduced.
- Identifying hazards and basic health, safety and quality requirements.
- How to interpret method statements and work to fabrication drawings.
- The basics of quality documents and reporting systems.
- A questioning attitude
- Intervention, to challenge poor practices and channel feedback to the right management/authorities to implement change.
- Reliability and dependability to consistently deliver expectations in production, quality, work ethics, self-development, teamwork and self motivation.
- Accountability, to follow the specified procedures and controls and be personally responsible for their production work and personal development.
Practical skills are just as important as academic ability. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve Level 1 English and maths and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking their end-point assessment.
The typical duration of this apprenticeship is 24 months.
This is a Level 2 apprenticeship.
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";