Career outlook for road worker
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help build and repair roads and motorways to make sure travel is easy and safe for the public.
- Build, widen and resurface roads
- Fix potholes and cracks
- Lay pavements and kerbs
- Maintain roadside verges and central reservations
- Paint road markings
- Put up crash barriers, road signs, traffic lights and street lamps
- Dig trenches for cable and pipe laying
- Grit roads and clear snow in winter
- Use hand tools such as picks and shovels
- Use power tools and machinery such as pneumatic drills and road rollers
- Manage traffic and pedestrians close to work sites
You would have to understand health and safety rules, and follow them carefully.
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