CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry
Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours per day
This standard covers the process of training people who plan, install and then manage the concrete pour for insulated concrete formwork (ICF).
- project and process overview
- checklists (materials, safety, tools, measurement, equipment, literature etc.)
- preparation and planning
- pre-pour and pour
- tips and techniques
- quality assurance, site visits, certification.
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):
- operative and craft
There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.
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 may be in an on or off the job environment – the former is more likely.
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.
The following delivery methods may not be used in the delivery of this standard:
This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical learning.
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 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.
No renewal/refreshment requirements - 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
|Review the stages/steps of the project
|Describe the process
|Explain the planning and preparation activities that need to be completed
||Checklists (materials, safety, tools, measurement, equipment, literature etc.)
|Manage their role in the installation process
|Carry out their role in pre-pour planning
|Carry out their designated role in the pour
|Describe best practice activities
|Carry out quality assurance activities, including supporting site visits and certification
Additional information about this standard
UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES) -
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guides:
Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Health and safety in construction
Personal protective equipment a brief guide
- 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.