Building construction labourers

Building construction labourers perform routine tasks in connection with building construction and demolition work.
Tasks include -
(a)  cleaning used building bricks and doing other simple work on demolition sites;
(b)  mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar;
(c)  digging and filling holes and trenches using hand-held tools;
(d)  spreading sand, soil, gravel and similar materials;
(e)  loading and unloading construction materials, excavated material and equipment and transporting them around construction sites using wheelbarrows, hods and hand trucks;
(f)  cleaning work sites and removing obstructions.
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Bricklayer’s assistant
  • Construction labourer (building work)
  • Demolition labourer
  • Hod carrier

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • House builder - 7111
  • Bricklayer - 7112
  • Building wrecker - 7119
ISCO code: 
ISCO skill level: 
1, 2