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Demolition Operative


Job Description

A demolition operative is responsible for the dismantling of derelict or old buildings and structures. The job consists of taking down structures in a coordinated and safe way and removing hazardous materials.  They will operate demolition plant machinery, hammer drills and cutting equipment and may also have to prepare the site prior to demolition, put up rails and safety screens and separate out re-usable building materials. 

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this role but you will need to be at least 18.  Experience in general construction could be beneficial.  You may be able to get started through an apprenticeship.

Required Skills

Good fitness levels, an understanding of diagrams and instructions, good communication skills, the ability to work as a team and a head for heights are all requirements for this job role.

Starting Salary

£14,000 to £21,000

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