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Retrofit insulation masterclass


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge to assess the need and specify insulation for existing buildings.

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 candidates with the knowledge to assess the need and specify insulation for existing buildings.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • relative humidity, vapour pressure, and environmental moisture
  • water vapour in buildings and its origin
  • mould growth, biology of mould, and toxic moulds
  • how to measure environmental moisture
  • how to assess collected data
  • how to assess environmental moisture
  • how to use hygrometers, surface temperature thermometers, and data loggers
  • how to analyse data logger data and produce data in graphical form.

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 the relative industry.

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

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

  • classroom

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.

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

November 2018

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 

Describe relative humidity, vapour pressure, and environmental moisture

 

Describe water vapour in buildings and its origin

 

Describe mould growth, biology of mould, and toxic moulds

 

Measure environmental moisture

 

Assess collected data

Case studies

Assess environmental moisture

 

Use hygrometers, surface temperature thermometers, and data loggers

 

Analyse data logger data and produce data in graphical form

 

Additional information about this standard

British standards

Find out more about British Standards

  • BS 5970:2012. Thermal insulation of pipework, ductwork, associated equipment… Code of practice.
  • BS 7456:1991. Code of practice for stabilization and thermal insulation of cavity walls with PUR foam.
  • BS 7021:1989. Code of practice for thermal insulation of roofs externally by PUR or PIR foam.
  • BS 5618:1985. Code of practice for thermal insulation of cavity walls with UF foam.

Legislation

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
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