Profession demolition worker
Demolition workers operate equipment to demolish structures. They safely destroy buildings and remove the debris to permit the site to be used for a different purpose.
- Mechanical tools
Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Prevent damage to utility infrastructure
Consult utility companies or plans on the location of any utility infrastructure that may interfere with a project or be damaged by it. Take the necessary steps to avoid damage.
- Operate heavy construction machinery without supervision
Work with heavy construction machinery independently without the intervention of a supervisor. Take responsibility for your decisions and actions.
- Demolish structures
Remove a structure in a safe and efficient manner and dispose of the debris in a correct and environmentally responsible manner. Use a variety of tools and methods to demolish the structure.
- Dispose of non-hazardous waste
Dispose of waste materials which pose no risk to health and safety in a manner which complies with recycling and waste management procedures.
- React to events in time-critical environments
Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.
- Drive mobile heavy construction equipment
Drive movable heavy equipment used in construction. Load the equipment onto low loaders, or unload it. Judiciously drive equipment on public roads when required.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Secure working area
Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.
- Keep heavy construction equipment in good condition
Inspect heavy equipment for construction projects before each use. Maintain the machine in good working order, taking care of small repairs and alerting the responsible person in case of serious defects.
- Transport construction supplies
Bring construction materials, tools and equipment to the construction site and store them properly taking various aspects into account such as the workers' safety and protection from deterioration.
- Recognise the hazards of dangerous goods
Be aware of the threats posed by potentially dangerous goods such as polluting, toxic, corrosive, or explosive materials.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- Operate jackhammer
Use a jackhammer, either manually or attached to a mobile piece of heavy equipment, to break up material.
- Work in a construction team
Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.
Optional knowledge and skillsasbestos removal regulations operate wrecking ball sort waste rig loads operate excavator dispose of hazardous waste radiation protection decontamination techniques operate oxygen cutting torch follow safety procedures when working at heights demolish selectively set up temporary construction site infrastructure operate plasma cutting torch keep records of work progress guide operation of heavy construction equipment keep personal administration secure heavy construction equipment operate laser cutting equipment demolition techniques excavation techniques
Source: Sisyphus ODB