How to become a Construction Labourer
A construction labourer is employed to carry out various manual labour jobs on a construction site.
A construction labourer would generally be able to work in several roles in construction. Roles may include site preparation, loading materials, tidying site, building and digging trenches. The job can be very demanding physically and can be unsafe if you do not attend the correct training before working.
Depending on the kind of work you are doing you may need to improve your knowledge of other skills such as; bricklaying, plastering and window fitting. You may also be required to use various tools and machines so would need to make sure you are familiar and competent to use those.
What Qualifications Do I Need To Become a Construction Labourer?
The first thing you will need in order to get on a construction site is the CSCS (Green) Labourer card. This card is imperative for you to get on site to show that you have knowledge of health and safety on a construction site.
In order to obtain the card you need to make sure you follow these 3 simple steps:
- Attend and pass a recognised UK health and safety in construction qualification. Possible routes you can take are the CITB Health & Safety Awareness, IOSH Working Safely and the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
- Pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test at your local Pearson Vue test centre.
- Contact CITB or CSCS and pay for your card.
To improve your resume, even more, you may want to attend other site safety related courses; by attending further courses you will be able to conduct a wider range of tasks which will make you more attractive to current and potential employers. Take a look below at other courses that you could possibly attend:
- First Aid at Work
- Working at Heights
- Sharps Awareness
- Manual Handling
- Abrasive Wheels
- UKATA Asbestos Awareness
CSCS Cards: How to apply for a Green Card
For more information take a look at our blog CSCS Cards: How to apply for a Green Card.
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