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๐Ÿ”Œ Network Cabling

The range of responsibilities, job roles and skills required of professionals in network cabling


- Installing, termination, testing and certification of copper and fibre network cable infrastructure
- Maintenance of copper and fibre optic cabling
- Identify, locate and repair faults in copper and fibre optic network cabling
- Installation of equipment cabinets, fixtures/fittings and rack-mounting equipment
- Applying physical security measures to network cabling and infrastructure
- Carry out a risk assessment (for example health and safety risk assessment)
- Working to relevant legislation, standards and industry best practice
- Production of clear documentation showing cable route maps, testing and acceptance
- Updating asset registers when physical equipment is deployed
- Updating maintenance logs when equipment is repaired or updated - Use of service management tools and systems to maintain efficiency and effectiveness through good practice, processes and procedures

Job roles#

- Structured cabling installer/engineer (for example telephony, fibre, data)
- Network surveyor
- Network analyst
- Network installation engineer


- Manual handling
- Working at height
- Ability to interpret and follow instructions and plans
- Adaptable approach to work
- Project management and planning
- Prioritisation of tasks and workload
- Ability to work alone or as part of a team
- Customer service skills
- Continuous learning, improving and upskilling