Overview

Steel Fixer Responsibilities:

  • Reading and interpreting building and engineering plans and drawings.
  • Setting out work areas and determining the required materials.
  • Using hand and power tools to cut and bend steel bars and mesh.
  • Laying out steel bars, mesh, rods, and framework.
  • Hoisting steel bars, mesh, and reinforcements into place.
  • Fitting spacers and supports.
  • Joining steel reinforcement bars (rebar), footings, and girders by welding or with clips or wires.
  • Fixing steel bars and mesh to solid concrete bases.
  • Using rebar to build casts that will keep setting concrete in place.
  • Preparing concrete, mixing sand, cement, and water and pouring the concrete into the prepared casts.

Steel Fixer Requirements:

  • A completed apprenticeship in steel fixing.
  • A completed “Work Safely at Heights” short course.
  • An NVQ certification in steel fixing may be advantageous.
  • Basic work experience in construction may be advantageous.
  • A good understanding of health and safety issues.
  • The ability to read and follow technical plans and drawings.
  • The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • A head for heights.
  • Good physical fitness.
  • Strong practical and teamwork skills.

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