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Particulars of ordinary

Occupation title

Sensible Dwelling Technician (SHT)

Generic job titles recognised throughout the trade

Sensible residence set up technician /Residential Community Installer, Audio/ Video installer

Occupational profile

The expansion of residence networks linked to the web and the extent of communication between individuals and units has created a brand new technological panorama by which virtually each facet of our properties can develop into one residence know-how ecosystem.  From our audio, video, residence cinema, and safety techniques to our heating, air-con, and air flow techniques, and even our window blinds, doorways, and gates, our residence environments are integrating into single, controllable residence experiences.

At the moment’s Sensible Dwelling Technician (SHT) is the skilled who installs, configures, and maintains this ecosystem.  Their work goal is to ship a easy, safe, dependable, and sustainable consumer expertise in accordance with trade finest observe and inside venture timelines and scope.  The SHT will work on development websites and in properties with senior colleagues equivalent to a Senior SHT, Sensible Dwelling Designer, Networking Specialist, or Dwelling Theatre Designer to create built-in techniques utilizing a wide range of tools and companies from different suppliers.  These initiatives will differ in dimension and scale from small properties to luxurious mansions, yachts, multi-dwelling developments, and can vary from easy part set up to creating a posh, digital built-in techniques setting.

The SHT will be capable to set up, configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot a spread of electrically linked Digital Dwelling Applied sciences or Separated Additional-Low Voltage (SELV) units. To do that, the SHT could have working data of widespread {hardware}, software program, IP networking, audio & visible distribution, and RF techniques and consumer interfaces. Moreover, they’ll have acceptable private expertise to take care of residence house owners and colleagues in related development trades, equivalent to electricians, IT professionals, Safety, Entry Management, Fireplace and Intruder Alarm firms, Lighting designers and Installers, skilled gentle and sound suppliers, Business AV firms

Data space

Data requirement

Set up documentation

Technical drawings, product specs, wiring schedules, testing specs and schematics.

Architectural documentation

Plans, elevations, cross-sectional drawings, isometrics, panorama drawings and Mechanical & Electrical drawings for different companies.

Challenge documentation

Challenge plans, works orders, change notes, buy orders, sign-off sheets and efficiency / useful specs.

Well being and security

Development and electrical well being and security particular to non-public security and accident prevention. Consists of Secure Isolation & Accent Alternative.

Electrical Rules

Primary electrical principle (Ohms regulation, energy regulation, collection and parallel circuits, Inductance & capacitance), sign varieties and modulation strategies.

Knowledge / IP networking

Community linked units (e.g. typical home routers, community switches and wi-fi entry factors), fundamental community safety and knowledge safety.

Automation & management

Management {hardware} (e.g. keypads, handsets, apps, management processors & interface requirements) and constructing management techniques (e.g. lighting management, HVAC management).

Entry management and safety techniques

Entry management {hardware} e.g. CCTV cameras and recorders, door intercoms, entry management keypads, locks and sensors)


Digital Leisure techniques

Audio, video and leisure {hardware}, interfaces and content material sources (e.g. audio system, amplifiers, processors, disc gamers, terrestrial & satellite tv for pc broadcast tv & radio, streaming units, video shows, switching and distribution techniques).

Digital Broadcast Reception Programs

Terrestrial & satellite tv for pc broadcast tv, analogue and digital radio receivers.

Gear placement & mounting

Development varieties, fixing strategies, cable working, racks, brackets and different mounting {hardware}.

Digital Communication techniques

Communication units (e.g. telephones, good telephones, tablets, laptops, intercoms and so on.)

Environmental & vitality techniques

Environmental and vitality administration techniques (e.g. HVAC, tools air flow and temperature / humidity management, good meters, battery backup and energy storage).

Structured wiring, cables and connectors for digital infrastructure

Structured wiring and typical connectors utilized in good residence engineering to PAS 35491 (e.g. RJ collection, coax connectors, HDMI and different AV varieties), wired Ethernet to IEEE 802.3 and wi-fi networks to IEEE 802.11.

System verification and testing

Relevant system specs, requirements, {hardware}, software program, firmware and take a look at tools.

Development strategies

Development strategies, venture levels, MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing) supplies, tools & instruments.

Related trades & firms

Key job roles and obligations of related trades, suppliers, prospects and different officers.

Expertise space

Expertise requirement

Basic documentation

Utilizing documentation keys, scales and revision numbers.

Utilizing documentation

Studying and following set up, architectural and venture documentation.

Well being and security

Following electrical and constructional well being and security procedures and insurance policies for human security and accident prevention.

Electrical Programs

Secure isolation & accent alternative.

Knowledge / IP networking

Connecting and configuring varied community linked units (e.g. typical home routers, community switches and wi-fi entry factors), securing a community utilizing bodily and cryptographic means.

Automation & management

Putting in and testing typical management {hardware}.

Entry management and safety techniques

Set up, configuration and testing of typical entry management {hardware}.


Digital Leisure techniques

Putting in, configuring, troubleshooting, sustaining and fundamental calibration of audio, video, and residential leisure techniques.


Digital Leisure Programs

Set up and testing of terrestrial & satellite tv for pc broadcast tv, analogue and digital radio receivers.

Gear placement & mounting

Putting and mounting typical {hardware} of every kind listed throughout the particular person topic areas of this normal.

Communication techniques

Putting in, configuring and testing communication units.

Environmental & vitality techniques

Putting in tools air flow and battery backup system (UPSs) and interfacing with HVAC and different vitality administration techniques.

Structured wiring, cables and connectors for digital infrastructure

Putting in and testing structured wiring techniques utilizing verification instruments to PAS 35491.

System verification and testing

Testing, fault discovering and troubleshooting cabling infrastructure, {hardware}, software program, and firmware. Utilizing relevant take a look at tools to examine compliance with agreed specs.

Development strategies

Making modifications to present development (e.g. drilling, channelling, cable working, selecting and utilizing acceptable anchoring units).


Troubleshooting fundamental techniques to rectify easy faults.


Behaviour requirement


To make efficient use of non-public communication expertise with colleagues, prospects, third events and affiliate firms utilizing related, concise language according to organisational model/tradition.

Honesty & integrity

To instigate, develop and preserve belief with colleagues, prospects and associated trades constructing credibility and confidence. To behave in an moral method and in accordance with native legal guidelines and directives.


To be optimistic and pro-active always. Potential to work independently and take accountability.

Continuous studying

To be able to be taught new expertise, achieve new data and frequently appraise new applied sciences. Be properly knowledgeable of recent laws/laws and apply these accurately.


Keep a productive, skilled, respectful and safe working setting when working alone or with others.

Secure and sustainable working

Work in a wholesome and protected method and cling to native guidelines and tips. Use assets correctly and keep in mind environmental, social and financial components when working.

Buyer Service

To ship glorious customer support, offering the best options to fulfill the client’s expectations throughout the agreed timeline.


Usually, 18 – 24 months


Apprentices should obtain degree 2 English & maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English & maths requirement in Entry Degree 3 and British Signal Language qualification are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for whom that is their major language.


Degree 3 Apprenticeship

Overview date

After three years

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