Defect prevention for flooring


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide delegates with an introduction to defect prevention for flooring in commercial floorcovering installation.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/Scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide delegates with an introduction to defect prevention for flooring in commercial floorcovering installation.

The scope includes:

  • Hazards, risks and controls associated with the installation of textile and impervious floor coverings
  • Standards
  • Working with customers
  • Subfloor types, to include:
    • solid
    • wooden
  • Subfloor moisture testing, to include:
    • impact of moisture
    • equipment
    • test methods
    • recording and evaluating results
  • Site conditions, to include:
    • identifying potential problems
    • identifying defect symptoms
    • selecting suitable solution
  • Technical support
  • Manufacturer

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of flooring 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.

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

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:

  • e-learning

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more practical training.

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 (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.

Renewal/refresher

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

Approval date

January 2019

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: Additional guidance to support learning outcome
Identify the hazards, risks and controls associated with the installation of textile and impervious floor coverings .
Interpret relevant standards
Work with clients to ensure their requirements are met
Identify subfloor types
Test subfloor moisture levels
Assess site conditions and impact on  installation operations  
Select suitable flooring system  
Interpret manufacturers documentation  
Share