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Plasterers

Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Checks surface level using line, spirit level and straight edge.
  • Covers and seals joints between boards and finishes surface.
  • Measures, cuts, installs and secures plaster board and/or ornamental plasterwork to walls and ceilings.
  • Pours liquid plaster into mould to cast ornamental plaster work.
  • Applies and smoothes one or more coats of plaster and produces a finished surface, using hand tools or mechanical spray.
  • Mixes, or directs the mixing of, plaster to desired consistency.

Desired Skills

Mathematics, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Speaking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning, Science, Writing

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