John Burke




John Burke
13 Glenavannig, Lower Fairhill, Cork
Mob: 0852454272     Email: [email protected]


Qualified, experienced Scaffolder, with a strong commitment to delivering high quality workmanship.  A highly organised professional who is able to prioritise competing workloads and deliver projects on time and on budget. Strong communication and negotiation skills with the ability to persuade and positively influence client decisions.  Expertise in a wide variety of projects, anticipating problems and providing creative solutions.


·      Client friendly personality with good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
·      Superior attention to detail, anticipation of problems and strong problem-solving skills
·      Presents plans which are timely, realistic and positive and will maintain work schedules effectively
·      Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritise and organise
·      Uses initiative to make quick decisions when dealing with unexpected situations
·      Displays a responsible attitude towards safe working practices coupled with a safety conscious approach to work

·      Practical, well organised and with the ability to work in a technical and complex environment


Nov 2017 – Dec 2017
·      Responsible for building and dismantling scaffolding during construction, cleaning and renovation projects, enabling workers to reach higher levels of buildings in a safe secure manner
·      Carefully unloaded the scaffolding equipment at the site, setting base plates on the ground at regular intervals, putting up the scaffolding poles and attaching horizontal tubes efficiently
·      Fixed scaffolding to the building or structure to make it more stable, using anchor ties, laying planks across the scaffolding for workers to walk on before finally fixing the guard rails and safety netting
·      Demonstrated practical and critical thinking skills, the ability to solve problems as they arose and using own initiative to make quick decisions when dealing with unexpected situations
·      Capable of working individually as well as with other team members, demonstrating flexibility and self-motivation when working on multiple sites
·      Displayed a responsible attitude towards safe working practices coupled with a safety conscious approach to work and worked productively in severe weather conditions

·      Able to work methodically and accurately as well as being able to read technical drawings and plans
·      Demonstrated self-discipline and effective organisational skills as workload had to be prioritised and completed to meet strict deadlines

·      Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the construction process with a sound understanding of on-site Health and Safety, Fire Safety Awareness and Security policies, particularly working at heights

Oct 2006 – Dec 2007
Driver Labourer
·      Responsible for transferring lagging materials for from one site to another for construction companies
·      Loaded the truck by hand, demonstrating physical strength and excellent co-ordination skills
·      Demonstrated high levels of focus, concentration and attention to detail, as well as discipline in being able to perform under pressure, working to strict timescales
·      Used own initiative to make quick decisions when dealing with unexpected situations as well as liaising with other teams on the site

·      Ensured the vehicle taken out on the highway had a thorough roadworthiness safety check, including checking the tyres and lights and made sure the vehicle was not overloaded
·      Able to work alone and concentrate for long periods of time as well as deal with severe work and weather conditions
·      Demonstrated good literacy and numeracy skills as record sheets and paperwork had to be completed

Apr 2003 – Sep 2006
Delivery Van Driver

·      Coordinated schedule of pick up points and delivery addresses and planned the most efficient route, sorting packages into order of dropping off points
·      Sought the quickest route to the delivery addresses and ensured all deliveries were correctly signed for
·      Meticulously inspected all lights, brakes, fuel and tyres were in good working condition before and during journeys, which required good attention to detail
·      Ensured the load was safe and secure, using ropes and sheeting when necessary

·      Developed self-discipline and good organisational skills, using initiative and able to solve problems effectively as they arose
·      Able to work as part of a team as well as work on own initiative
·      Demonstrated tolerance and patience to other road users at all times
·      Maintained accurate and clear paperwork and delivery records
·      Developed a good geographical knowledge with the ability to read maps and plan routes

Mar 1983 – May 2003
Skilled Labourer
·      Responsible for carrying out general labouring duties including the responsibility for the upkeep of building site, keeping it clean and accident free
·      Carried out a variety of tasks ranging from preparing ground work, pipe laying, steel fixing, concreting
·      Worked as part of a close-knit team, assisting various tradesmen in plastering, bricklaying and carpentry, and demonstrating excellent practical skills
·      Mixed mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer and checked courses were straight with spirit levels and plumb lines
·      Involved in the delivery of materials and goods to site and erecting scaffolding safely


·      Safe Pass
·      manual handling
·      B Licence
·      Scaffolding ticket

References available upon request

  • Updated 5 years ago