On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will be able to:
- Work safely and be aware of key health, safety and welfare issues.
- Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed.
- Move, handle and store resources, such as materials and timber components, complying with relevant legislation and guidance.
- Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers
- Select the required materials to carry out the work, such as correct timber, tools and fixings.
- Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out their work
On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will have the following core knowledge to:
- Understand the principles of health, safety and welfare and how these are applied in the workplace.
- Understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions.
- Understand the different techniques and methods used to move, handle and store materials.
- Understand how to interpret and use relevant product information and specifications.
- Understand their responsibilities under current employment and safety legislation, such as The Health and Safety at Work Act
- Understand how to calculate quantity, length, area and wastage of resources.
- Understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components, such as hardwood, softwood, MDF and other materials.
- Understand the needs of other workers and how to work effectively with others.