Profession road sign installer

Road sign installers take road signs to the specified location and erect it. The installers may drill a hole into the ground, or remove existing paving to access the soil. They may anchor heavy signs in concrete.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Road signage standards

    National and European regulations on the placement and properties of road signage, including size, height, reflectance and other important characteristics.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Inspect construction sites

    Ensure health and safety during the construction project by inspecting the construction site regularly. Identify risks of putting people in danger or of damaging construction equipment.

  • Interpret 3D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.

  • Interpret 2D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Operate hand drill

    Use a hand drill to make holes in various types of material such as stone, brick and wood. Take care to use the appropriate equipment, settings, drill bit and pressure for the task.

  • Inspect construction supplies

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

  • 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.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • Place temporary road signage

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

Optional knowledge and skills

remove road surface operate vibratory pile hammer mix concrete inspect road signs operate mobile crane keep records of work progress process incoming construction supplies use measurement instruments handle fragile items work in a construction team pour concrete keep personal administration