Carpenters generally have to cut and shape timber for
construction and fitting out of buildings. Unlike some of the
other trades, carpentry has not become highly mechanized. Apart
from certain portable electric tools, the traditional tools of
hammer, saw and plane are still used extensively by carpenters.
The work of carpenters commence at the planning stage with the
study of the architectural drawings to enable them to select the
correct timber for their work.
What are the minimum requirements to
become a Carpenter?
Grade 10 or equivalent, but a higher qualification is
recommended. For carpenters to do their work accurately the
following will be expected of them: hand dexterity, good
eye-hand co-ordination and spacial and form perception.
In-service training will be provided in South African Police
Service. Further training also includes a relevant diploma
applicable to the work of a Carpenter.
Where can you be stationed?
Logistics in the South African Police Service.
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