The unit objectives are to improve the way pointing is applied on the local lime-stone by: better preparation of limes and mortars as recommended by international studies and traditional techniques; by preparing building joints professionally without either taking shortcuts or by over exposing the lime-stone block with aged layers on it unnecessary. Safety requirements for these tasks are integrated as part of the practical tasks.
This course does not cover the safety requirements to work at Construction Sites.
Applicants must be able to work in a workshop and outside around buildings to do mixing of mortars, pointing and removal of old mortal using scrapers, chisels and chipping hammers.
Applicants can understand basic mixing rations. Read basic instructions in Maltese or English