The employee and the road construction assistant help in the construction and maintenance of roads, squares and streets. They always work in groups and carry out their outdoor activities.
Roads are the basis of individual mobility and the transport of goods, and they will always have considerable importance in the future. The quality of the flooring is essential for the convenience, safety, speed and reliability of traffic, as well as for the strength, aesthetics and ecological sustainability of the road network. By hand or with the help of machines, the practical road builders give their contribution so that the floors are always of good quality and together with their superiors are present in all the activities concerning the construction of roads, squares, cycle paths, sidewalks , traffic islands and round islands.
For example, they prepare the road surface and distribute the hot asphalt with the blade or special machines. With the aid of a roller, they then compact the layers of the road surface.
They also set up the construction site. They unload materials (wooden boards for claddings, whitewashed barriers, manholes, lubricants and means for the operation of construction machinery, etc.) and tools (blades, trowels, vibrating plate, measuring instruments, etc.) from the lorry, and they organize a warehouse. They carry out minor maintenance work on tools and machines independently.
The road construction workers can read the plans and work according to the same. They note the work done in a report. Their activity always takes place in a team, outdoors and in every weather. They know the hazards on the construction site and protect themselves and their colleagues by following the safety rules and using personal protective equipment. They comply with the environmental protection regulations and dispose of the used building materials and other wastes according to the company’s guidelines.
Duration: 2 years
The two-year basic vocational training (traineeship) leads to the achievement of the Federal Certificate of Practical Training (CFP), not a Federal Ability Certificate (AFC). This is an apprenticeship especially suitable for people brought for practical manual work. It is structured in such a way that the individual needs of the trainees can be taken into account. The training includes internship in an authorized company, for practical professional training, and attendance of the professional school one day a week, for the scholastic training in professional knowledge and in general knowledge.
School subjects: knowledge of materials and constructions; professional calculation; drawing and measurements; knowledge of machinery; specific professional knowledge of practical road builders; general culture; gymnastics and sport.
The inter-company courses (33 days) complete the school and company training with specific knowledge of the branch of activity.
At the end of the training, after passing the qualification procedure (exams), you obtain the Federal Certificate of Practical Training (CFP) of
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(Federal Ordinance on Basic Vocational Training in the field “Construction of traffic routes” of 1 November 2013)