How to become a Windscreen Fitter

Windscreen fitters repair and replace windscreens and side and rear glass in motor vehicles.

Personal requirements for a Windscreen Fitter

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • Good customer relations skills
  • No allergies to chemicals, kerosene or sealants
  • Interested in motor vehicles
  • Good at mechanical activities.

Duties & Tasks of a Windscreen Fitter

Windscreen fitters may perform the following tasks:

  • Repair laminated windscreens
  • Remove moulds and trims from around damaged glass
  • Remove damaged windscreens and side and rear glass, and replace these according to the vehicle manufacturer's specifications
  • Install glass that has either been pre-cut and shaped or cut with a template using flat laminated glass
  • Repair or replace damaged glass frames, moulds, window winding mechanisms and door handles.

Working conditions for a Windscreen Fitter

The work may be carried out in a workshop or in a mobile service unit. Some companies specialise in sunroof conversions and car window insulation (tinting).

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