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Work practice and project planning for screed flooring


The purpose of this standard is to provide the delegate with the knowledge to support the following: understanding job requirements and contract information; understanding the importance of job sheets, method statements and risk assessments; legislation, industry guidance and best practice; selecting resources; handling, loading and unloading resources; health and safety risks; site organisation / set up; personal protective equipment selection; project planning


1 day of 6 learning hours.

Purpose / Scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the delegate with the knowledge to support the following: 


  • understanding job requirements and contract information 
  • understanding the importance of job sheets, method statements and risk assessments 
  • legislation, industry guidance and best practice 
  • selecting resources 
  • handling, loading and unloading resources 
  • health and safety risks 
  • site organisation / set up 
  • personal protective equipment selection 
  • project planning.

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft.

Delegates pre-requisites

There are no delegate pre-requisites as part of this standard.

Instruction / Supervision

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

  • minimum of 5 years relevant industrial experience with a minimum of 2 years at supervisory or management level in an organisation that carries out the installation of screed flooring systems 
  • 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 
  • a blend of classroom and e-learning 
  • a blend of classroom and remote. 

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more theoretical learning. 

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.


Refresher every 3 years.

Buffer/grace period 

3 months.


Recommended Refresher.

Approval date

May 2021.

Review cycle

On request or 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

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