Reference Quantity: ST0485

Particulars of normal

Occupational Profile

The position of the community cable installer is to put in, terminate, take a look at and certify community cable infrastructure parts in accordance with Nationwide and Worldwide business requirements. This community infrastructure will present the communications spine for the digital infrastructure ecosystem, enabling all varieties of digital units together with computer systems, servers, good units, safety gear, wi-fi entry factors, entry management, constructing administration methods and lighting methods to speak between one another, internally, nationally and globally.

Installers work in information delicate environments and contribute to the organisation’s cyber safety technique by making certain the bodily safety l in addition to complying with primary cyber safety rules for the upkeep of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.

They could possibly be known as upon to work within the Inside Plant (ISP) surroundings which is devoted to the set up of cable inside buildings and buildings, and the Outdoors Plant (OSP) surroundings, which is devoted to the set up of cable externally between buildings, cities and international locations.

The dimensions of the duty or challenge {that a} community cable installer could possibly be concerned in, ranges from a single outlet level in a buyer’s premises, to hundreds of retailers in a brand new workplace blocks, or from a single fibre cable termination in a constructing to the set up of tons of of fibres over many kilometres in native, nationwide and worldwide communities. The position of the installer could be very bodily and sometimes includes lifting and transferring heavy gear.

Striving to ship wonderful and constant ranges of customer support is a crucial a part of the position. Installers work diligently to precisely interpret buyer necessities and endeavour to satisfy prime quality requirements.

Key Duties and Duties

  • Set up copper cables, that are broadly used to inter-connect speaking units e.g. computer systems, scanners and printers to servers inside workplace buildings, industrial buildings, hospitals, information centres, and fibre optic cables, that are broadly used for connecting between flooring inside buildings, buildings to buildings and cities to cities, in addition to offering the very best pace broadband to houses.
  • Interpret detailed challenge plans to assemble and repair community gear cupboards, put together cable pathways, and set up cable help and containment methods.
  • Set up community gear in cupboards, in accordance with producer’s specs together with routers, switches and WAN gear.
  • Undertake performance-based testing and provision of certification to the shopper. In the course of the lifespan of the community, perform upkeep the place faults have occurred.
  • Work in probably hazardous areas similar to constructing websites, highways and railways, and train duty for the security of themselves in addition to anyone within the native space who could possibly be affected by their actions.
  • Train duty for the care and upkeep of a variety of specialist instruments, making certain that gear is serviceable and in calibration (the place applicable), always.
  • Use workforce administration methods for a spread of workflow actions in addition to private time and attendance monitoring.

Typical job titles embrace Community Cable Installer; Structured Cabling Installer; Telecoms Cable Installer.

Information (Understands):

K1. Design specs and documentation together with flooring plans, patch lists, payments of supplies, rack face structure plans and so on. Has an appreciation of literacy and numeracy expertise required with a purpose to choose and quantify instruments and gear required for duties, calculate time frames for work actions and plan work schedules

K2. The rules related to the transmission of digital data over copper cable networks and the impression poor-quality workmanship has on the communication hyperlink. Has a elementary information of Ohms Legislation and may recognise the modifications within the electrical traits of copper cable induced by means of dealing with and set up irregularities

K3. The rules related to the transmission of digital data over fibre cable networks and the impression poor-quality workmanship has on the communication hyperlink. Understands the rules of sunshine propagation and has a elementary information of attenuation throughout the fibre channel. Recognises the place losses can happen by means of poor dealing with and set up methods

K4. The important thing parts of a structured cabling infrastructure and the connection between campus, constructing and flooring distributors, with relevance to the cable set up plan. Understands the fundamental parts of IT community structure, together with the vary of cable sorts and networking gear together with routers and switches

K5. The take a look at parameters for copper and fibre cable certification in accordance with applicable business requirements e.g. BSEN 50346 – Info Expertise-Testing of Put in Cables, the routine for take a look at gear service and calibration

K6. Personal obligations underneath the Well being and Security at Work Act 1974, specifically the necessity to maintain their very own well being and security within the office while additionally being liable for people who is perhaps affected by his/her actions

K7. The varieties of well being and security threat that could possibly be incurred while finishing up cable set up duties, who is perhaps affected by the danger, and what actions might be taken to mitigate the danger

K8. The necessities to adjust to Nationwide and Worldwide requirements e.g. British Requirements Institute BSEN 50173-Sequence, and the significance of following producers’ best-practice pointers

K9. The factors towards which the community parts will likely be inspected and the consequence of failing to satisfy the required high quality requirements as described above

K10. The shopper’s organisation, construction and the roles of personnel concerned within the challenge, who they should talk with and for what causes

K11. Asbestos Containing Supplies (ACMs) and is conversant with the actions to be taken if ACMs are recognized whist set up work is being carried out

K12. The standing and scope of the Electrical energy at Work Act and the way work carried out throughout community cable set up duties are ruled by supporting requirements i.e. BS7671

K13. The legislative necessities underneath the Working at Peak rules, together with private competence and inspection regimes, with explicit relevance to the necessity for PASMA coaching and certification

K14. The idea of the ‘web of issues’ and the consequences of rising applied sciences on media choice, set up practices and extra testing necessities

K15. The structural parts of apparatus racks/cupboards and the best way to assemble them to satisfy the necessities on the infrastructure design

K16. The requirement for the segregation of information cables from electrical cables in accordance with BSEN 50174. May determine media supporting different information companies e.g. phone, safety, alarms and AV methods and the precautions to be taken to forestall interference or injury to the methods

K17. The necessity to preserve correct documentation and the depth of data required for profitable completion and handover to the shopper

K18. The elemental rules concerned within the upkeep of cyber safety, specifically office processes applied by the roganisation for the safety of information

K19. Workforce administration methods and the workflow performance

K20. The elemental necessities of the New Roads and Streetworks Act and related codes of apply.Is aware of when laws applies and the degrees of authorisation required to carry out works

Expertise (Is ready to):

S1. Set up copper cabling parts for Native Space Networking (LAN). Perform upkeep duties on copper cable networks. Can determine, find and restore widespread faults

S2. Set up fibre optic cabling parts for Native Space Networking (LAN) and Broad Space Community (WAN) infrastructure. Can determine, find and restore widespread faults

S3. Perform testing on copper cabling in accordance with gear producer’s procedures, and compliant to business requirements, interpret outcomes and rectify failures

S4. Perform testing of fibre optic cabling utilizing an optical loss take a look at set (Tier 1), an optical time area reflectometer (Tier 2) and fibre inspection instrument in accordance with gear producer’s procedures, and compliant to business requirements

S5. Analyse copper and fibre take a look at outcomes and offers certification to the shopper

S6. Put together, constructs and installs telecommunications gear cupboards, both pre-built or from flat-pack. Prepare and set up fixtures and fittings applicable for the supposed use. Accurately selects community gear parts for set up into cupboards, differentiating between switches and routers

S7. Work at peak in a secure method and is competent in the usage of Cell Tools Work Platforms (MEWPs) and may assemble, dismantle, use and examine prefabricated low-level entry towers

S8. Scale back the hazard of working in confined areas by implementing applicable well being and security procedures, utilizing and sustaining private protecting gear

S9. Perform community cable set up throughout the public freeway to the requirements required by the New Roads and Road Works Act 1991

S10. Analyse plans, make selections about gear sorts and amount, and precisely predict time frames

S11. Assess the necessities for cable containment by sort and dimension to construct a pathway appropriate for routing information cables. Set up containment methods in a secure method, utilizing the proper instruments and strategies for reducing, shaping and mounting tray, basket trunking and conduit

S12. Set up end-point gear i.e. CCTV digital camera, Wi-fi Entry Level, Entry Management and so on utilizing applicable fixings and media

S13. Interpret the shopper assertion of necessities to find out the proper high quality of parts for use within the cable community

S14. Use literacy and numeracy expertise to quantify gear necessities and timelines for duties to be carried out

S15. Talk successfully with key stakeholders within the buyer’s organisation together with the shopper, the Development Design and Administration (CDM) co-ordinator, the challenge supervisor and the Info Expertise (IT) safety officer

S16. Work diligently to take care of cyber safety by making use of processes and procedures geared toward defending information confidentiality


B1. Extremely self-motivated and pushed when finishing up work alone

B2. Assumes duty for the accuracy and high quality of personal work

B3. Staff centered and makes an efficient contribution

B4. Disciplined, applies efficient time administration and meets deadlines

B5. Applies initiative to beat any obstacles encountered within the office.

B6. Anticipates safety points and demonstrates a dedication to safeguarding information integrity

B7. Centered and thorough, working to persistently excessive requirements


Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the top level evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language qualification is a substitute for English {qualifications} for whom that is their major language.


The period of this apprenticeship is often 12-15 months.


This can be a degree 3 apprenticeship.

Evaluation Date

This customary will likely be reviewed in three years.

Skilled Recognition

On completion the apprentice will likely be eligible to use for registration as a full member for the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals


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