A Groundworker prepares the land ready for building. The main duties of a Groundworker are as follows:
The average working week for a Groundworker is around 39 hours.
The average hourly rate of pay for a Groundworker is between £20-£25.
To work as a Groundworker you will need to be either fully qualified or time served.
References must be provided. You will also be required to hold a valid CSCS or CPCS card. Skilled cards are required on most sites, however you may be permitted on site at the Contractor’s discretion with a General Operatives green card.
It is also an advantage to hold tickets for various machines such as dumper, roller or telehandler.
The very basic groundworks tools that will be required are:
Do I need a CSCS card?
Yes. To work as a Groundworker you will be required to hold a valid CSCS card
Do I have to provide my own tools?
Yes. As a self-employed Groundworker you are required to provide all your own tools. Materials will be provided by the hirer.
Do I need experience?
Yes. You will need to be competent and have a high quality of work to be engaged as a Groundworker. You must be able to work equally well alone without guidance, or as part of a team.
You will also be asked to supply a minimum of two recent construction / groundworks related work references.
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