- Plan and preparation to ensure production and personal development goals are achieved.
- Prepare the working area, equipment, consumables and materials for setting out the components to be marked for drilling, cutting, notching, welding or bending.
- Read and interpret drawings, sketches and weld symbols.
- Fabricate curved sections, trusses, facetted sections and prepare butt welds.
- Prepare and use the equipment for bolting connections or welding component parts.
- Create appropriate jigs to aid repetition work and complex shapes.
- Complete and dimensionally check the finished fabrication ready for inspection and report into the production control system.
- Complete fillet welds in at least two positions (downhand, horizontal or vertical).
- Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional inspection.
- Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above.
- Complete welding tasks to the standard BS EN 9606-1 MAG 135 Flux Cored 136.
- Be aware of the material grades and various sizes of materials used.
- Recognise the common component names section descriptions (beam, column, channel, plate, round hollow, square hollow, angle, fin plates, gusset plates, etc).
- Use the main non powered hand tools needed in steelwork fabrication (hammer, combination square, scriber, measuring tape, chalk, dividers, trammel, etc).
- Use the main powered equipment needed in steelwork fabrication (grinder, saw, drill, punch, guillotine, thermal cutting equipment, etc).
- Identify the causes of typical fabrication defects and how their occurrence can be reduced.
- Be able to identify hazards and basic health, safety and quality requirements.
- Know how to interpret and work to fabrication drawings and explain basic geometric techniques.
- Know the basics of quality documents and reporting systems.
- A questioning attitude, to understand the:
- processes used
- associated industrial applications
- maintaining competence
- commitment to personal development
- Intervention, to challenge poor practices and channel feedback to the right 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 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
The typical duration of this apprenticeship is 24 months.
Professional Qualifications / Recognition
This apprenticeship standard is at Level 2.
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";