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Work practice and project planning for screed flooring - Refresher


The purpose of the Work practice and project planning for screed flooring - Refresher course is for delegates who have previously passed the full Work practice and project planning for screed flooring course or subsequent refresher course and can provide proof of attendance.


1 day of 6 learning hours. If e-learning only, the duration is to be at least 50% of this. 


The purpose of the Work practice and project planning for screed flooring - Refresher course is for delegates who have previously passed the full Work practice and project planning for screed flooring course or subsequent refresher course and can provide proof of attendance. 

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft.

Delegates pre-requisites

Delegates must have successfully completed training to the Work practice and project planning for screed flooring standard 3 years prior to attending this refresher. 


As a minimum, course trainers must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • an award in education and training (or equivalent, as per requirements for approved training organisations)
  • 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. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for delegates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and delegate/trainer ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable delegates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

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

  • classroom / practical learning 
  • e-learning 
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning. 

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

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.


Methods of assessment considered appropriate for training delivered against this standard are:  

For the successful completion of training, delegates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures all learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria. 

Where this training is assessed using multiple-choice questions, a minimum of 10 questions must be asked and delegates are required to achieve an overall pass mark of at least 80%. 

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 every 3 years.


Mandatory Renewal.

Buffer / grace period

3 months.

Approval date

May 2021

Review cycle

On request or 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes to be refreshed

Learning outcomes to be refreshed

The delegate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome 

interpret guidance and information relating to planning for the installation of screed flooring materials. 

British Standards: BS 8204 parts 1, 2, 3 & 7 

FeRFA guidance notes  

Contract information: 

  • job sheet, method statement and risk assessment. 

Product/System information: 

product technical datasheets & safety datasheets.  

describe what information is required for job planning and produce a pre-work check list 

Contract information:  

  • job sheet, method statement and risk assessment 

expected outcome of operations. 

select and acquire appropriate plant and equipment for the job. 

Including tools, equipment and consumables. 

select and acquire appropriate materials. 


  • checking batch numbers 
  • collating datasheets 

storage arrangements. 

select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the job. 

PPE as required: 

goggles, hard hats, barrier creams, safety footwear, safety gloves, high visibility clothing, ventilation equipment. 

load vehicles in a safe manner. 

Including but not limited to: 

  • utilising correct lifting equipment 

knowledge of towing regulations. 

explain safe lifting techniques. 

Relevant legislation, approved codes of practices and official guidance e.g. Manual Handling, PUWER, LOLER. 

identify health and safety risks associated with: 

  • loading and unloading plant and equipment from vehicles 
  • mixing materials 

applying materials. 

Product/system information: 

  • product technical data & safety datasheets 

disposal methods 

understand and implement project planning. 

Including but not limited to: 

  • journey planning to meet contract programme 
  • taking account of access requirements 
  • special arrangements e.g. security clearance for sensitive sites 
  • safety induction requirements 
  • acquisition and exchange of information 
  • time schedule 
  • liaison with other trades 

disposal arrangements for hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. 

Additional information about this standard 

Industry guidance: 

FeRFA Guide to the Specification & Application of Screeds, The Resin Flooring Association 

The Resin Flooring Association (FeRFA) website, www.ferfa.org.uk  

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance: 

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Chemical safety data sheets:

Manual handling: 

Lifting operations: 






Related standards 

Flowable screeds 

Thermal and Acoustic Insulation and Underfloor Heating 

Calcium Sulfate Screeds 

Prepare Background Surfaces to Receive Screed Flooring 

Screed Flooring and Equipment Introduction 

Traditional Screeds.