Rope Access Supervisor
Paul T knows that if you love what you do it's not really a job at all! He loves climbing, and sees his job, as Rope Access Supervisor at the Eden Project, as a licence to have fun on the best climbing frame in the world. Starting out as an apprentice carpenter, Paul's world fell apart when his brother was killed in a tragic road accident. He fought his demons and with the help of a 62 year old Japanese Sixth Dan got his life, and his career, back on track.
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionJob holders in this unit group erect and dismantle scaffolding and working platforms, set up lifting equipment and ships’ rigging, maintain and repair steeples, industrial chimneys and other tall structures and install, maintain and repair ropes, wires and cables.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is initially received on-the-job. Skilled workers must obtain Construction Skills recognised scaffolders record scheme cards through the completion of approved courses and further work experience. NVQs/SVQs in Scaffolding are available at Levels 2 and 3.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements;
- Examines scaffold tubing and couplings for defects and selects, fits and bolts scaffold tubes until scaffolding reaches required height;
- Lays and secures wooden planking to form working platforms and fixes guard rails, ladders, cradles and awnings as required;
- Erects jib, derrick and similar hoisting equipment and installs ropes, pulleys and other lifting tackle;
- Forms rope slings, ladders, netting and other rigging and measures, cuts and repairs wire or fibre rope.