Profession advertising installer

Advertising installers attach posters and other advertisement materials on buildings, buses and underground transport and in other public places such as shopping malls, in order to attract the attention of passersby. They use equipment to climb buildings and reach higher places, following health and safety regulations and procedures.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Social / Enterprising


  • Risks of elevated advertising structures

    The hazards and risks to which the advertising installer is exposed to in the process of installing and removing posters such as falling from heights, having platforms with no guardrail or accidents from manual handling of materials and tools.

  • Outdoor advertising

    Types and characteristics of advertising performed in the public domain such as on street furniture, public transportation vehicles, stations and airports and on billboards.


  • Remove posters

    Remove worn, overdue or unwanted posters and dispose of them properly.

  • Set up advertising street furniture

    Place new devices and equipment to be used as advertising furniture in urban areas such as free-standing panels or public benches.

  • Set up advertising material

    Prepare the urban furniture and fix the advertising material to it, following all safety precautions and working standards. Check the lighting and overall appearance and identify possible defects during the application procedure.

  • Ensure maintenance of the advertising furniture

    Regularly inspect, clean and maintain the advertising panels and related furniture such as public benches, streetlights, recycling bins for glass or batteries and bus stations panels.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Hang advertising posters

    Collect advertising posters and hang them on the respective advertising space. Affix posters in a professional manner, without folds, moulds, or overlaps.

  • Apply company policies

    Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Clean glass surfaces

    Use cleaning products to clean any surface covered by glass, especially windows.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate aerial work platforms work in outdoor conditions use power tools electronics principles manage routine waste select hazard control drive vehicles follow safety procedures when working at heights graffiti removal techniques waste management handle chemical cleaning agents clean street furniture advertising techniques

Common job titles

  • Billboard installer
  • Sign installer
  • Vehicle wrap/graphics installer
  • Billboard and sign installer
  • Ad installer
  • Vinyl graphics installer for new patented technology