Reference Quantity: ST0271

Particulars of ordinary

Job function

Building Metal Fixer


Sometimes 18 – 24 months



Occupational Profile

The first function of a metal fixer is to assemble and erect the metal elements required to strengthen strengthened concrete constructions equivalent to bridges, culverts, docks, industrial vegetation, energy stations, railway stations, reservoirs, sub-ways, water therapy, and sewerage vegetation. The metal fixer will usually be working as a part of bigger group on a development undertaking through which they’ll have duty for positioning, assembling and fixing of various sizes and shapes of metal rebar the right specification and tolerances. The metal fixer will have the ability to interpret contract data, drawings and specs as a way to assemble and set up the elements accurately.

Typical job titles: 

Building Metal Fixer, Metal Fitter & Building Web site Supervisor


On completion of this apprenticeship development metal fixers may have the next expertise to have the ability to exhibit the power to:

  • Apply basic office well being, security and welfare necessities when endeavor development metal fixing actions.
  • Plan and undertake work practise productively.
  • Apply protected working methods for transferring, lifting and dealing with pre-assembled and manufactured parts, working at heights and utilizing entry gear.
  • Learn, interpret and work to drawings, specs and development data.
  • Assemble, place and repair manufactured parts.
  • Apply protected use, storage and upkeep of hand instruments, energy instruments and ancillary gear.
  • Use a variety of reinforcing metal merchandise to form and assemble constructions to specification, each on and off the development website.
  • Lower, bend and join reinforcing metal.
  • Place and repair pre-assembled parts and reinforcing metal in keeping with specification.


On completion of this apprenticeship, development metal fixers may have core data of:

  • the rules of well being, security and welfare and the way they should be utilized in relation to their very own work and others.
  • the tasks below present laws, (together with Well being and Security at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Office Gear 1998, Working at Peak Rules 2005, Lifting Operations and Lifting Gear Rules 1998, Guide Dealing with Operations Rules 1992) and official steering, (threat assessments, methodology statements and producers steering), to undertake work.
  • talk with others and observe organisations procedures to evolve to productive work practices.
  • the completely different and protected methods to maneuver, carry and deal with pre-assembled and manufactured parts, and transfer, deal with and retailer assets.
  • interpret data from drawings and specs.
  • adjust to specs and drawings when assembling, positioning and fixing parts.
  • the rules and practices of working at top and using entry gear.
  • the various kinds of reinforcing bars and the way they work collectively together with becoming a member of and fixing.
  • the strategies for putting in prefabricated and manufactured parts.
  • set up reinforcing metal in situ.
  • the completely different strategies and dangers related to working with reinforcing metal.
  • how off website development initiatives function as elements are delivered to website
  • the implications of working with offsite manufactured elements and the severity of potential outcomes if well being and security is just not adopted.


  • Efficient Communication: oral, written listening, physique language, presentation
  • Crew work: work successfully with others with restricted supervision
  • Impartial working: take clear duty for completion of your individual work.
  • Logical pondering: Use clear, and legitimate, reasoning when making selections to undertake the work instruction.
  • Working successfully: undertake the work in a dependable and productive method.
  • Time administration: Use personal time successfully to finish work directions to schedule.
  • Adaptability: have the ability to alter to modifications within the work instruction.
  • Assertiveness and confidence: in a position to withstand pressures to work following unsafe practices
  • Respect: apply equality, range and inclusion in coping with others.


People endeavor this commonplace will obtain the Degree 2 Diploma in Metal Fixing Occupations (Building) (QCF) and the Degree 2 Nationwide Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Metal Fixing Occupations (Building) (QCF).

Development and Skilled Recognition

Development from the Degree 2 Apprenticeship might result in an occupational or website supervisory function throughout the development business.

This commonplace will ship enough competence, underpinning data and understanding within the recognized job function to permit the person to fulfill the necessities of the Building Abilities Certification Scheme (CSCS) or different business affiliated schemes.

English and Maths

People with out degree 1 English and Maths might want to obtain this degree and take the take a look at for degree 2 English and Maths previous to completion of their Apprenticeship.

Standard Overview

This commonplace can be reviewed after three years.

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