CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry
Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge to repair solid-walled properties pre-dating around 1939, using traditional building repair strategies that are sympathetic and complementary to the original structure.
The scope of this standard covers:
- lime strategies to reduce the use of chemical fungicides
- pros and cons of modern and traditional repair strategies
- importance of working with clients to set and deliver expectations.
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:
- operative and craft
There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, it would be beneficial if candidates had experience in the preservation industry.
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.
The following method may be used in the delivery of this standard:
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.
This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent 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.
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:
- Describe lime strategies to reduce the use of chemical fungicides
- Describe the pros and cons of modern and traditional repair strategies
- Describe the importance of working with clients to set and deliver expectations.
Additional information about this standard
Find out more about British Standards
- BS EN 1997-1 2004+A1:2013 Eurocode 7. Geotechnical design. General rules
- BS 5250 2011 Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings
- BS 5930 2015 Code of practice for ground investigations
- BS 6576 2005+A1:2012 Code of practice for diagnosis of rising damp in walls of buildings and installation of chemical damp-proof courses
- BS 8102 2009 Code of practice for protection of below-ground structures against water from the ground
- PAS 64 2013 Mitigation and recovery of water damaged buildings – Code of practice
- BS 85500:2015 Flood resistant & resilient construction. Guide to improving flood performance of buildings
- CIRIA C139 – Water resisting basements
See government legislation in detail
- Building and Buildings, England and Wales: The Building Regulations 2010.
- The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
- Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007