Reference Quantity: ST0485

Particulars of normal

Occupational Profile

The function of the community cable installer is to put in, terminate, check and certify community cable infrastructure elements in accordance with Nationwide and Worldwide business requirements. This community infrastructure will present the communications spine for the digital infrastructure ecosystem, enabling all kinds of digital units together with computer systems, servers, sensible units, safety gear, wi-fi entry factors, entry management, constructing administration programs and lighting programs 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 guaranteeing the bodily safety l in addition to complying with fundamental cyber safety rules for the upkeep of confidentiality, integrity and availability of knowledge.

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

The scale of the duty or mission {that a} community cable installer might be concerned in, ranges from a single outlet level in a buyer’s premises, to 1000’s of shops in a brand new workplace blocks, or from a single fibre cable termination in a constructing to the set up of a whole lot of fibres over many kilometres in native, nationwide and worldwide communities. The function of the installer could be very bodily and sometimes entails lifting and shifting heavy gear.

Striving to ship glorious and constant ranges of customer support is a crucial a part of the function. Installers work diligently to precisely interpret buyer necessities and endeavour to satisfy top 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 best velocity broadband to houses.
  • Interpret detailed mission plans to assemble and repair community gear cupboards, put together cable pathways, and set up cable assist and containment programs.
  • 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. Through the lifespan of the community, perform upkeep the place faults have occurred.
  • Work in probably hazardous areas resembling constructing websites, highways and railways, and train accountability for the protection of themselves in addition to anyone within the native space who might be affected by their actions.
  • Train accountability for the care and upkeep of a variety of specialist instruments, guaranteeing that gear is serviceable and in calibration (the place acceptable), always.
  • Use workforce administration programs for a variety of workflow actions in addition to private time and attendance monitoring.

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

Data (Understands):

K1. Design specs and documentation together with ground plans, patch lists, payments of supplies, rack face structure plans and so on. Has an appreciation of literacy and numeracy abilities required in an effort 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 affect poor-quality workmanship has on the communication hyperlink. Has a elementary data of Ohms Regulation and may recognise the modifications within the electrical traits of copper cable prompted 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 affect poor-quality workmanship has on the communication hyperlink. Understands the rules of sunshine propagation and has a elementary data of attenuation throughout the fibre channel. Recognises the place losses can happen by means of poor dealing with and set up strategies

K4. The important thing elements of a structured cabling infrastructure and the connection between campus, constructing and ground distributors, with relevance to the cable set up plan. Understands the essential components of IT community structure, together with the vary of cable varieties and networking gear together with routers and switches

K5. The check parameters for copper and fibre cable certification in accordance with acceptable business requirements e.g. BSEN 50346 – Info Know-how-Testing of Put in Cables, the routine for check gear service and calibration

K6. Personal tasks beneath the Well being and Security at Work Act 1974, particularly the necessity to handle their very own well being and security within the office while additionally being answerable for people who is perhaps affected by his/her actions

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

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 tips

K9. The standards towards which the community elements can 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 mission, 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 beneath the Working at Top laws, 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 results of rising applied sciences on media choice, set up practices and extra testing necessities

K15. The structural elements of apparatus racks/cupboards and learn how to assemble them to satisfy the necessities on the infrastructure design

K16. The requirement for the segregation of knowledge cables from electrical cables in accordance with BSEN 50174. Also can establish media supporting different information providers e.g. phone, safety, alarms and AV programs and the precautions to be taken to stop interference or injury to the programs

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

K18. The basic rules concerned within the upkeep of cyber safety, particularly office processes applied by the roganisation for the safety of knowledge

K19. Workforce administration programs and the workflow performance

K20. The basic necessities of the New Roads and Streetworks Act and related codes of observe.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 elements for Native Space Networking (LAN). Perform upkeep duties on copper cable networks. Can establish, find and restore frequent faults

S2. Set up fibre optic cabling elements for Native Space Networking (LAN) and Huge Space Community (WAN) infrastructure. Can establish, find and restore frequent 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 check set (Tier 1), an optical time area reflectometer (Tier 2) and fibre inspection software in accordance with gear producer’s procedures, and compliant to business requirements

S5. Analyse copper and fibre check 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 acceptable for the supposed use. Accurately selects community gear elements for set up into cupboards, differentiating between switches and routers

S7. Work at top in a secure method and is competent in the usage of Cellular 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 acceptable 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 choices about gear varieties and amount, and precisely predict time frames

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

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

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

S14. Use literacy and numeracy abilities 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 Building Design and Administration (CDM) co-ordinator, the mission supervisor and the Info Know-how (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 accountability 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. Targeted and thorough, working to persistently excessive requirements


Apprentices with out stage 2 English and maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the tip 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 main language.


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


It is a stage 3 apprenticeship.

Evaluation Date

This customary can be reviewed in three years.

Skilled Recognition

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


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