Construction Worker

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Construction workers assist on building and construction sites by doing a range of manual labouring jobs.

Construction workers may perform the following tasks:


Construction workers may specialise by working with particular tradespeople as a trade assistant, such as a plasterer's or bricklayer's labourer, or a carpenter's assistant.

Experienced construction workers may obtain high-risk work licences or 'tickets' to undertake a number of specialised roles, such as concrete workers, doggers, riggers, scaffolders or steel fixers. See the separate entries for these occupations for further information.

Construction workers mostly work outdoors.

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