Profession road marker

Road markers apply markings to roads to increase safety, indicate traffic regulations, and help road users find the way. They use different pieces of machinery to paint lines onto the road and install other markings such as reflective cat's eyes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • Types of paint

    Varieties of paint and chemicals used in their composition.

Skills

  • Work safely with chemicals

    Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.

  • Inspect asphalt

    Inspect the placement of asphalt concrete ensuring that the specifications are met and no flows are present.

  • Inspect paintwork

    Inspect a painted surface, either one recently painted or an old layer. Watch for dents, cracks, flaking, air bubbles, mould and other issues.

  • Dispose of hazardous waste

    Dispose of dangerous materials such as chemical or radioactive substances according to environmental and to health and safety regulations.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Paint with a paint gun

    Use a paint gun to coat or paint surfaces of items which are stationary or moving on a conveyor belt. Load the equipment with the suitable type of paint and spray the paint onto the surface in an even and controlled manner to prevent paint from dripping or splashing.

  • 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.

  • Operate road marking machine

    Operate the machine used to renew or make new markings on roads and parking lots to ensure traffic order.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Place temporary road signage

    Place temporary traffic signs, lights and barriers to alert road users of activities on the road.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

Optional knowledge and skills

drive mobile heavy construction equipment carry out pressure washing activities interpret 3d plans operate motorised street sweeping machine process incoming construction supplies guide operation of heavy construction equipment keep personal administration types of asphalt coverings keep records of work progress mix paint set up temporary construction site infrastructure interpret 2d plans work in a construction team road signage standards