Metal roofing fabrication of flashings


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with knowledge and skills to fabricate and install flashings used on metal roofing systems.

CITB have developed this training standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours.

Purpose/ scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with knowledge and skills to fabricate and install flashings used on metal roofing systems.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • Metal flashings used on metal roofing systems such as: single sheet, twin sheet, composite, insulated, twin skin, profiled, standing seam, and batten.
  • Types of flashing, their locations, and their purpose
  • Types of tools and equipment to fabricate and install flashing
  • How to use tools and equipment to fabricate and install flashing
  • How to read manufacturers’ installation drawings
  • How to fabricate flashing for metal roofs
  • How to install flashing on metal roofs
  • How to join flashing to other flashing or items
  • How to clean the work area, check tools, and dispose of waste materials. 

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard is relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • Operative and craft
  • Technical
  • Supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

For this training, candidates must hold a valid Working at Height certificate. It would be beneficial if candidates had a basic knowledge of metal fabrication terminology, tools, and techniques; and also, the ability to read manufacturer’s installation drawings.

Before candidates perform the work on a construction site, candidates must have successfully completed roofing-specific training for working safely at height.

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.

Delivery

The following methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • Practical training in an off the job simulated environment, using low height roofing rigs
  • Theory training: classroom, e-learning, or a blend.

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.

Learning should include at least 50% of learning activities for candidates to fabricate and install flashings to suit metal roofing scenarios.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, the trainer will be required to make a declaration of the learner’s contribution during the course and that they are confident the learner has understood the content of the course. 

Quality assurance

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 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.

Renewal

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

17th November 2017

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes 

The candidate will be able to: 

  • List types of flashing, their locations, and their purpose.
  • List tools and equipment to fabricate and install flashing.
  • Use tools and equipment to fabricate and install flashing.
  • Read manufacturers’ installation drawings.
  • Use a sample scenario manufacturers’ manufacturing and installation drawing.
  • Fabricate flashing for metal roofs Install flashing to metal roofs.
  • Join flashing to other flashing or items.
  • Clean the work area, check tools, and dispose of waste materials.

Additional information about this standard

Metal Cladding & Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA)

Guidance documents 

Technical design guides (archive) 

Safety guidance documents

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Safe working at height resources from HSE

Useful web links on working at height from HSE

HSE publication: HSG33 ‘Health and safety in roof work’

HSE publication ‘Working on roofs’

Government regulations

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 

British Standard for the design of metal roofing and cladding roofs

BS EN 14782:2006. Self-supporting metal sheet for roofing, external cladding and internal lining.

BS 5427:2016. Code of practice for the use of profiled sheet for roof and wall cladding on buildings.Related standards

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