Trainee Lighting Protection Operative.

Horizon Bildworth

Horizon specialises in designing, installing, testing/certifying and repairing Lightning Protection systems. The role includes working with a foreman who travels to different sites for annual checks on the lightning protection. This role offers the ability to visit different locations such as hospitals etc and learn about what the role is, it’s a great opportunity for a career in the long term. This could potentially lead into an apprenticeship on completion of the traineeship

Traineeship Engineering Maintenance

  • GMFJ Reference
    135064
  • Wages
    £8.91 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    18/06/2021
  • Start Date
    04/10/2021

  • Location
    Bildworth
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering Maintenance
  • Employment Type
    Traineeship
  • Employer
    Horizon

Description of Opportunity

Horizon Specialist Contracting Ltd

Horizon specialises in designing, installing, testing/certifying and repairing Lightning Protection systems and Earthing systems to all types of buildings and tall structures which may be at risk from a lightning strike.

Horizon is a member of The Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists; It is also a member of the Steeplejack & Lightning Protection Training Group since 2003.

Reasons for installing lightning conductors.

To earth military equipment (including aircraft) Hangers, Radio Towers, Lighting Towers, Masts.

Protecting historic buildings from lightning strike

Working with electricians to install Surge Protection devices to protect computers and other electronic equipment within a building from a lightning strike.

When carrying out repairs, maintenance and renovation work on industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, church spires, castles, high-rise buildings and bridges.

Minimum Training required for Trainee

Horizon company induction

Manual Handling

Asbestos Awareness

Environmental Awareness

Health & Safety on site

The role of a Trainee Lightning Protection Engineer

Working alongside an experienced Lightning Protection Foreman. Attending client sites to undertake an annual inspection and test of the lightning protection system on a building or tall structure.

To read, understand and abide by the risk assessment and method statement produced for the contract.

Comply with the instruction given by the Foreman in respect of health & safety and industry standards.

Record any damage or issues found to the lightning protection system and the location of the issues, take photographic evidence, complete site documents.

Fetching and carrying equipment and materials from the van to the site of the works.

When trained as an experienced Lightning Protection Engineer, tasks will also include assembling ladders and scaffolding, mobile work platforms called cradles, traditional harnesses (bosun’s seats) and industrial ropes for abseiling works and surveys.

Dismantling all the equipment and returning it to ground level once the work has been completed.

Lightning Conductor Engineers mainly work outdoors at height in cold and rainy weather. The work can be physically challenging and can sometimes require working some evenings, weekends, or Bank Holidays when required. The role also requires regular lodging away as contracts can be anywhere within the UK.

To become a Lightning Protection Engineer you should have:

A good head for heights - this is absolutely essential.

Physical fitness for climbing and holding equipment.

Good Hand/Eye skills for using tools.

The ability to work well with others - safety depends on teamwork.

A courteous manner dealing with clients and the public.

Able to work to instruction of your Foreman.

The ability to understand health & safety instruction and abide by it.

Good organisational skills. You must prepare carefully for each job as it could be a long way to the ground if anything gets forgotten.

A good sense of balance and be sure-footed.

A desire to work outdoors in all weathers

The ability to regularly lodge away on contracts as and when required

Industry Salary levels after Traineeship

Aged 18 to 20 are paid the National Minimum Wage relevant to their age. Over 21 are paid £9.08 per hour up to July 1st 2021. From July 1st 2021 this rises to £9.30 per hour.

Qualifications and Training

You do not need any specific qualifications for starting this career but subjects such as Maths, English, IT, Science or Design and Technology are an asset. Good basic maths skills help you learn to accurately measure for materials on site, put measurements and numbers onto drawings of lightning protection systems, measure distances from a building to excavate a hole to install an Earth pit, there are many reasons why a basic maths skill is required. It may also help if you have some experience of working in general construction as a labourer, scaffolder or tradesperson. You might also need a driving licence.

This is a good industry to learn while doing the job. That means an employer supports you while you train. You could work towards an NVQ Level 2 Lightning Protection Engineer certificate. This includes installing lightning conductors, taking site measurements, doing evaluations and installing earthing systems to buildings. You also learn about Asbestos awareness, rope access skills, use of mobile towers and mobile elevated work platforms, first aid, fire awareness, environmental awareness and the use of spill kits, the safe use of ladders and manual handling.

For more information visit the Steeplejack & Lightning Protection Training Group web site: www.slptraininggroup.org.uk/apprenticeships or https://atlas.org.uk

Horizon is an Equal Opportunities Employer

www.horizonsc.co.uk

For more information about this vacancy please contact PeoplePlus on +447816110684 (Ref ID: 135064)

Horizon Specialist Contracting Ltd

Horizon specialises in designing, installing, testing/certifying and repairing Lightning Protection systems and Earthing systems to all types of buildings and tall structures which may be at risk from a lightning strike.

Horizon is a member of The Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists; It is also a member of the Steeplejack & Lightning Protection Training Group since 2003.

Reasons for installing lightning conductors.

To earth military equipment (including aircraft) Hangers, Radio Towers, Lighting Towers, Masts.

Protecting historic buildings from lightning strike

Working with electricians to install Surge Protection devices to protect computers and other electronic equipment within a building from a lightning strike.

When carrying out repairs, maintenance and renovation work on industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, church spires, castles, high-rise buildings and bridges.

Minimum Training required for Trainee

Horizon company induction

Manual Handling

Asbestos Awareness

Environmental Awareness

Health & Safety on site

The role of a Trainee Lightning Protection Engineer

Working alongside an experienced Lightning Protection Foreman. Attending client sites to undertake an annual inspection and test of the lightning protection system on a building or tall structure.

To read, understand and abide by the risk assessment and method statement produced for the contract.

Comply with the instruction given by the Foreman in respect of health & safety and industry standards.

Record any damage or issues found to the lightning protection system and the location of the issues, take photographic evidence, complete site documents.

Fetching and carrying equipment and materials from the van to the site of the works.

When trained as an experienced Lightning Protection Engineer, tasks will also include assembling ladders and scaffolding, mobile work platforms called cradles, traditional harnesses (bosun’s seats) and industrial ropes for abseiling works and surveys.

Dismantling all the equipment and returning it to ground level once the work has been completed.

Lightning Conductor Engineers mainly work outdoors at height in cold and rainy weather. The work can be physically challenging and can sometimes require working some evenings, weekends, or Bank Holidays when required. The role also requires regular lodging away as contracts can be anywhere within the UK.

To become a Lightning Protection Engineer you should have:

A good head for heights - this is absolutely essential.

Physical fitness for climbing and holding equipment.

Good Hand/Eye skills for using tools.

The ability to work well with others - safety depends on teamwork.

A courteous manner dealing with clients and the public.

Able to work to instruction of your Foreman.

The ability to understand health & safety instruction and abide by it.

Good organisational skills. You must prepare carefully for each job as it could be a long way to the ground if anything gets forgotten.

A good sense of balance and be sure-footed.

A desire to work outdoors in all weathers

The ability to regularly lodge away on contracts as and when required

Industry Salary levels after Traineeship

Aged 18 to 20 are paid the National Minimum Wage relevant to their age. Over 21 are paid £9.08 per hour up to July 1st 2021. From July 1st 2021 this rises to £9.30 per hour.

Qualifications and Training

You do not need any specific qualifications for starting this career but subjects such as Maths, English, IT, Science or Design and Technology are an asset. Good basic maths skills help you learn to accurately measure for materials on site, put measurements and numbers onto drawings of lightning protection systems, measure distances from a building to excavate a hole to install an Earth pit, there are many reasons why a basic maths skill is required. It may also help if you have some experience of working in general construction as a labourer, scaffolder or tradesperson. You might also need a driving licence.

This is a good industry to learn while doing the job. That means an employer supports you while you train. You could work towards an NVQ Level 2 Lightning Protection Engineer certificate. This includes installing lightning conductors, taking site measurements, doing evaluations and installing earthing systems to buildings. You also learn about Asbestos awareness, rope access skills, use of mobile towers and mobile elevated work platforms, first aid, fire awareness, environmental awareness and the use of spill kits, the safe use of ladders and manual handling.

For more information visit the Steeplejack & Lightning Protection Training Group web site: www.slptraininggroup.org.uk/apprenticeships or https://atlas.org.uk

Horizon is an Equal Opportunities Employer

www.horizonsc.co.uk

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