During this apprenticeship, you will learn the following skills and knowledge:
- Work safely and be aware of key health, safety and welfare issues.
- Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed.
- Move, handle and store resources, such as materials and timber components, complying with relevant legislation & guidance.
- Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers
- Select the required materials to carry out the work, such as correct timber, tools and fixings.
- Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out their work.
- Understand the principles of health, safety and welfare and how these are applied in the workplace.
- Understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions.
- Understand the different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials.
- Understand how to interpret and use relevant product information and specifications.
- Understand their responsibilities under current employment and safety legislation, such as The Health & Safety at Work Act
- Understand how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources.
- Understand the needs of other workers and how to work effectively with others.
- Understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials.
- Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation.
- Effective team working: work effectively with others with limited supervision.
- Independent working: take responsibility for completing their own work.
- Logical thinking: use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions
- Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner.
- Time management: use own time effectively to complete the work on schedule.
- Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to work instructions
SITE CARPENTRY SPECIFIC SKILL REQUIREMENTS
- Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.
- Install door and window frames, door and hatch linings, floor joist coverings, straight partitions and straight staircases.
- Install doors, ironmongery, service encasements, wall and floor units and fitments, cladding and staircase components.
- Erect inclined roofs with gables, joists, roof coverings and roof components.
- Repair or replace frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and downpipes and window components.
- Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
SITE CARPENTRY SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
- Understand the technical principles of site carpentry work and how these are applied to prepare and fix timber and timber- based products, erect inclined roofs, maintain and repair building components.
- Understand how to form specific joints required for site carpentry work, such as mitres, butt and halving joints
- Understand why, when and how health and safety control equipment should be used when undertaking site carpentry work (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE).
- Understand how to work safely at height and use access equipment correctly.
- Know how to use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.