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Alternate Titles: 

Asphalter,Concrete finisher (building construction),Highways maintenance hand,Paver,Road worker

Job Description: 

Road construction operatives construct, repair and maintain roads and lay paving slabs and kerbstones to form pavements and street gutters.


No academic qualifications are required. Training is typically provided on-the-job. All sites are required to have a ?trained operative? registered with the Street Workers Qualification Register. Trained operatives are required to attend accredited assessment centres. NVQs/SVQs in Highway Maintenance and Road Building are available at Levels 1 and 2.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 6
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 12.4
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • inspects road surfaces for hazards or signs of deterioration, clears mud, weeds and debris from road and spreads grit or salt as required;
  • cuts away broken road surface with pick or pneumatic drill;
  • heats bitumen in bucket, applies it to newly laid asphalt and beats or draws tamper head on asphalt to close joints;
  • spreads bitumen, tar or asphalt and compacts surface using roller;
  • spreads aggregate over road surfaces using shovel and lays markings on road surface;
  • removes damaged paving slabs and kerb stones, lays bedding of sand, concrete or mortar on prepared foundation, lays new slabs or stones and fills joints with mortar.
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