CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry
Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours
Purpose / scope
The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with knowledge of the environmental and sustainability aspects of liquid roofing systems.
The scope of this standard covers:
- Waste creation
- Waste disposal
- Hazardous waste: identification, creation, and disposal
- Site contamination and control
- Airborne contamination and control
- Testing and notification procedures
- Water courses
- COSHH regulations and SDS
- Types and purposes of accreditations
- How to gain accreditation
- BREEAM ratings for the life cycle of a roofing product
- Eco-points and their use by product specifiers
- The green guide
- Coatings only: waste created from surface preparation
- Built-up roofing, roofing coatings: waste created from surface preparation
- Built-up roofing, coatings and renewing of existing roof: waste created from stripping of existing roof material
- How to prepare a waste plan and proposed disposal method for a given project
- Types of waste created for different projects
- How to prepare a cost/estimate for disposal of waste material for a project
- Environmental and hazardous waste: legislation, codes of practice, and standards.
Training delivered against this standard is relevant to the following occupational group(s):
- operative and craft
- management and leadership.
There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of liquid applied membrane roofing terminology and techniques would be beneficial.
Instruction / supervision
As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:
- A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
- Successfully completed training to this standard
- At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
- A verifiable CV.
The following methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:
All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.
The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.
This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical learning.
For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.
Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.
CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard.
Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.
There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.
Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.
The candidate will be able to
Additional guidance to support learning outcome
Describe waste creation
Extracts/full (prints/PDFs) of:
- COSHH regulations
- SDS sample sheets
- ISO accreditation process
- ISO standards
Describe waste disposal
Describe hazardous waste: identification, creation, and disposal
Describe site contamination and control
Describe airborne contamination and control
Describe testing and notification procedures
Describe water courses
Describe COSHH regulations and SDS sheets
Describe the main types and purposes of accreditations including:
- ISO 9001 (quality)
- SO 14001 (environment)
- ISO 18001 (health & Safety)
Describe how to gain accreditation
Describe and access BREEAM ratings for the life cycle of a roofing product
Describe and access eco-points and their use by product specifiers
Describe and access the green guide:
Describe coatings only including:
- waste created from surface preparation; empty tins – coatings; liquid materials – hazardous and non-hazardous; and used tools – rollers, brushes, etc.
Describe built-up roofing, roofing coatings including:
- waste created from surface preparation – chippings, vegetation, etc.; empty tins – coatings empty tins – adhesives; liquid materials – hazardous and non-hazardous; types of insulation and their disposal; and used tools – rollers, brushes, etc
Describe built-up roofing, coatings and renewing of existing roof including:
- waste created from stripping of existing roof material; empty tins (coatings, adhesives); liquid materials (hazardous & non-hazardous); types of insulation and their disposal; used tools (rollers, brushes, etc.); problems and safe disposal associated with cleaning asbestos type profiled sheets; monitoring systems when using hazardous coating materials; types of breathing apparatus when using hazardous coating materials; testing and notification procedures; pollution; water courses;
Describe how to prepare a waste plan and proposed disposal method for a given project
Describe types of waste created for different projects
Describe how to prepare a cost/estimate for disposal of waste material for a project
Describe environmental and hazardous waste:
- legislation, codes of practice, and standards
Describe how and where to find the main environmental and hazardous waste:
- legislation, codes of practice, and standards
- Codes of practice
Additional information about this standard
Training at height
- BS 8454:2006 Code of practice for delivery of training & education for work at height and rescue
Advisory Committe for Roof Safety
Work at Height Safety Association
- View WAHSA Technical guidance notes. These are a free resource, provided and maintained by WAHSA and its member companies for reference. They assist specifiers, managers, and end users of fall protection equipment.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Working at height guides
See relevant legislation
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) 1974
- The Work at Height Regulations (WHR) 2005
- Work at Height (Amended) 2007
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Regulations 2002
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) (1998 UK 1999 NI)
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH )2002
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998
- Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR ) 1995
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015
- Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 as amended 2002
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
- Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
- Building and Buildings, England and Wales: The Building Regulations 2010.
- The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
- Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
View all available British Standards at the BSI website.
- BS EN 1847: 2009. Flexible sheets for waterproofing. Plastics and rubber sheets for roof waterproofing. Methods for exposure to liquid chemicals, including water.
- BS 6229: 2003 Flat roofs with continuously supported coverings. Code of practice.
- BS 5250: 2011+A1: 2016. Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings.
- BS EN 13501-5: 2016. Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from external fire exposure to roofs tests.
- BS 476-3: 2004. Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs.
- BS 8000-0:2014. Workmanship on construction sites. Introduction and general principles. BS 8000-1 to 16 are partially replaced/superseded by BS 8000-0:2014.
- BS 8437:2005 Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal protection systems and equipment for use in the workplace
European technical approvals (ETAs) ETAG 005
- Part 1 General
- Part 2: Polymer modified bitumen emulsions and solutions
- Part 3: Glass reinforced resilient unsaturated polyester resins
- Part 4: Flexible unsaturated polyesters
- Part 5: Hot applied polymer modified bitumens
- Part 6: Polyurethanes
- Part 7: Bitumen emulsions and solutions
- Part 8: Water dispersible polymers
National Building Specification (NBS)
- A multi-volume subscription library of clauses covering most elements of building construction. Liquid applied membrane roofing is in Specification J42.
Building information modelling (BIM)
Liquid Roofing Waterproofing Association (LRWA)
The LWRA provides free downloads of technical information PDFs
LRWA guidance notes
- No 1 – Roof, balcony & walkway inspection for the specification of liquid applied waterproofing systems
- No 2 – Substrates for liquid applied waterproofing systems for roofs, balconies & walkways
- No 3 – Generic types of liquid applied waterproofing systems for roofs, balconies & walkways
- No 4 – Roof, balcony & walkway refurbishment using liquid waterproofing systems
- No 5 – Health & safety for liquid applied waterproofing systems on roofs, balconies & walkways
- No 6 – Safe use of liquid applied waterproofing systems
- No 7 – Specifier guidance for flat roof falls
- No 9 – Waterproofing of profiled fibre cement sheet roofing & cladding
- No 10 – Waterproofing of metal profiled sheet roofing & cladding
- No 11 – Use of adhesives for liquid flat roof systems
- No 12 – Termination of waterproofing at cills & thresholds
- No. 13 – Drying of existing roof substrates prior to installation of liquid waterproofing systems
LRWA detail drawings (roof sketches)
- 1 - Perimeter kerb detail GRP trim
- 2 - Upstand termination detail to pre-cut chase
- 3 - Termination detail to outlet with sump gutter
- 4 - Insulated upstand to lead flashing
- 6 – Rooflight detail
- 7 – Termination bar detail to upstand
- 8 – Roof pipe penetration detail
- 9 – Roof expansion joint detail
LRWA codes of practice
- Roofs, balconies & walkways code of practice
- Hot melt code of practice
- Car park code of practice