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Steeplejack

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A Steeplejack or Lightning Conductor engineer fits lightning protection systems and carries out building, repair, maintenance and renovation work at heights. You would work on industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, church spires, high-rise buildings and bridges


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Steeplejacks renovate, repair and maintain tall structures such as spires, monuments, towers and industrial chimneys. They work at great heights using scaffolding, ladders and ropes. Tasks involve replacing or repairing damaged concrete, brickwork, stonework and roof tiles. The job may also involve replacing damaged glass, installing lightning conductors, putting up steel chimneys, welding metals, sandblasting, carpentry, other masonry skills and painting.  
 
For most jobs, steeplejacks work with a partner for safety reasons.  
 
Steeplejacks must wear protective clothing, including a safety helmet, protective footwear and other items such as ear-protectors and gloves.  
 
Personal Qualities and Skills  
 
As a steeplejack you must be physically fit, with plenty of stamina. The work involves a lot of bending, lifting and stretching. You need a good head for heights. You must follow safety rules and procedures at all times and you must take extreme care when working at great heights. Steeplejacks have to be alert at all times and need to remain focused on the job.

 


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As a steeplejack you must be physically fit, with plenty of stamina. The work involves a lot of bending, lifting and stretching. You need a good head for heights. You must follow safety rules and procedures at all times and you must take extreme care when working at great heights. Steeplejacks have to be alert at all times and need to remain focused on the job.


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  Address: Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6
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