PREVIEW: Surveyor in structural waterproofing

This preview is for ATOs only. The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge to install new basements and convert existing basements, including: design, planning, and installation of structural waterproofing projects below ground.

This standard is available to ATOs to preview before it’s finally published. You should make sure your course matches these details. This standard will eventually supersede the existing standard in development. 

Until then, continue to publicise your courses against the existing title on the Construction Training Directory.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry


Minimum 3 days of 6 learning hours


The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with knowledge to install new basements and convert existing basements, including: design, planning, and installation of structural waterproofing projects below ground.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • principles of structural waterproofing
  • British standard BS 8102 type A, B, and C systems.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, candidates should have some technical or practical experience of working in a related environment.


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:

  • classroom
  • e-learning
  • blend of classroom and e-learning.

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 theoretical 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

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.

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Principles of structural waterproofing
  • Describe types of waterproofing design   
  • Describe forms of waterproofing   
  • Describe anticipated defects   
  • Describe methods of repair   
  • Describe design philosophy   
  • Describe building construction   
  • Describe health & safety aspects of waterproofing    
  • BS 8102 – type A & type B systems
  • Describe products and material types   
  • Describe render technology and other waterproofing systems   
  • Describe the theory of structures   
  • BS 8102 – type C systems
  • Describe cavity drain systems (internal and external)   
  • Describe maintenance of type C waterproofing systems, maintenance and aftercare  
  • Describe surveying existing structures and preparation for installing waterproofing   
  • Describe financial and practical implications of defects and repair strategies  

Additional information about this standard

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) confined spaces


  • CIRIA C139 – Water resisting basements

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) chemicals

British standards

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


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
  • Conservation (Natural Habits etc) Regulations 1994
  • Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974