Fixfast launches new ‘Skills Hub’ training portal

Fixfast has launched Skills Hub, a free online resource that aims to give contractors and installers access to the information they need when they need it – when they are on-site.

IoR Associate Course achieves ABBE accreditation

The Institute of Roofing Associate Course has achieved a third-party accreditation from the Awarding Body of the Built Environment. The interactive training has been accredited to ABBE Level 3.

The search is on for the 2021 BMI Apprentice of the...

This year’s BMI Apprentice of the Year competition opens on 1 September and welcomes all those recognised as an apprentice by their employer, or those working towards qualified status.

Apollo Roofing celebrates its apprenticeship programme

Apollo Roofing has appointed two of its laboratory technician apprentices to permanent roles, while two other youngsters follow in their footsteps.

RoofCERT pilots new route to accreditation for experienced roofers

RoofCERT has developed its Experienced Worker Route as a new way for experienced operatives working in the roof tiling discipline to gain accreditation.

Filling the gaps in training

Paul Jacobs, installation and training manager at SIG Design & Technology, assesses the importance of installer training, and why it is the responsibility of the whole roofing industry to contribute towards minimising the skills shortage gap.

Rainscreen cladding supervision pilot shows encouraging results

Over the past 12 months, RoofCERT has been working on a CITB-funded project with the objective of providing a 'proof of concept' for an accreditation scheme that has the ability to significantly reduce industry failure rates on inspections by improving quality.  

NARM publishes new regulatory guidance for smoke vent specification

The National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers has issued a new document entitled ‘Definition of geometric free area for Smoke Vents’, which is intended to contribute to improving fire safety standards by clarifying the definition of the term ‘geometric free area’.

SPRA introduces its e-learning and assessment module

The Single Ply Roofing Association e-learning and assessment module, the Small Roofs Training Module, is designed to test users’ knowledge and understanding of basic single ply roofing.

SPRA launches Wind Load Calculation Protocol guidance sessions

SPRA has devised a set of online Wind Load Calculation Protocol sessions to assist in developing consistency and accuracy in wind load calculation.