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Apprenticeship training course

Lightning protection operative (level 2)

Install and maintain lightning protection and earthing systems.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
£14,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Organise the workplace and other areas affected by the activities.
  • Cross reference to Method Statements and Risk Assessments
  • Identify shortfalls in the process and/or changes to the workplace which will have a safety, production or budgetary impact.
  • Solve problems - predict and prevent H&S problems through observation and preventative action.
  • Select the correct materials and equipment for the application and to ensure that the installation is compliant with the 'Standards' and that it meets client requirements/specification
  • Ability to fault-find and determine and/or apply suitable corrective action.
  • Installation of lightning protection and earthing products including air termination rods, down conductors and earth electrodes, isolated masts with associated testing and verification of products, networks and systems
  • Installation of pedestrian controls including temporary traffic management
  • Effective communication skills including oral, written including the keeping of accurate records, listening and body language.
  • Installation of safety barriers or exclusion zones where hazardous work tasks are performed or mechanical plant is being used.
  • Effective loading, unloading and distribution of materials
  • Conductor joining techniques including pressure clamps, exo-thermic welding, brazing and crimping
  • Specialist testing and verification: low resistance electrical continuity tests for earthing systems joint connections

Full information on Lightning protection operative (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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