Site Operative - Bury St Edmunds

Date added: Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Regional office: East Anglia
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Job Type: Production
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Site Operative


We are looking for a proficient Site Operative to undertake the safe unloading and distribution of materials and assist the site team in relation to site security, cleanliness and segregation of waste.



The Role:


Material receipt and distribution

  • Safe offloading of materials.

  • Checking of material quantities.

  • Sign delivery tickets and pass to site manager or assistant.

  • Stack materials into designated areas/compound/containers.

  • Ensure all pallets are returned to suppliers in a timely manner.

  • Distribute materials on site as and when required.


Health, Safety and Environment

  • Assist the Site Manager in preparing specific risk assessments for material handling, lifting operation and traffic management.

  • Assess the traffic route prior to the forklift journey and be aware of proximity hazards.

  • Assess weight of materials to be lifted and understand capacity of machines.

  • Ensure a banksman is used for the placing of materials if required.

  • Advise site management of unsafe practices.

  • Fix ladder security system in place to prevent access to scaffold.

  • Complete weekly Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) documentation.

  • Complete daily checks on forklift, complete the necessary report forms, and arrange rectification of any defects or damage.

  • Open and close containers, compound and housing as directed by the site management team.

  • Erect and secure herras fencing as required by site management.

  • Protect any opening from unauthorised personnel.

  • Attend “Toolbox talks” on forklift and site safety.

  • Ensure all machinery is refuelled in the designated areas using drip trays as necessary.

  • Report any oil spillage to site management immediately.

  • Ensure scaffold is inspected prior to loading out

  • Ensure loading bay gates are closed after materials are placed in position.

  • Ensure that no materials obstruct pedestrian routes and footpaths.


Control of Waste

  • Ensure that requisite waste disposal skips and tip skips are available.

  • Ensure that sub-contractors and direct labour separate waste in accordance with Company procedures in skips provided.

  • Clear waste to skips from site or plots as instructed by the site management team.




The Person:

  • Basic knowledge of building materials.

  • Experience of operating telescopic handlers.

  • Hold appropriate certification/licence (Cpcs rough terrain tele handler) and uk full driver’s licence.

  • Communication.

  • Organising.


In order to be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.


If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 


The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all of the following

Criminal records (DBS);

Credit reference



The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.


The Company:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Our vision is to become the UK’s leading residential developer for creating value and delivering quality. We build over 10,000 homes each year, from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom houses all across the country.
Our people are passionate about the house building industry and about our customers. Culturally, we pride ourselves in having a diverse work force with an opportunity to grow a career in a variety of environments.

We look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, so if you are looking to join a thriving company going through an exciting period then please get in touch.


Internal applicants – please advise your Line Manager if applying for this role.