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 knowledge of the principles of structural waterproofing.
The scope of this standard covers:
- structural waterproofing industry
- water in the ground
- waterproofing design
- building construction
- type A (barrier), B (integral), and C (drained cavity) forms of waterproofing.
Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:
- operative and craft
- management and leadership.
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:
- 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 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 the structural waterproofing industry
- Describe water in the ground
- Describe waterproofing design
- Describe building construction
- Describe the type A (barrier) forms of waterproofing
- Describe the type B (integral) forms of waterproofing
- Describe the type C (drained cavity) forms of waterproofing.
Additional information about this standard
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) confined spaces
Find out more about British Standards
- BS 8102:2009 Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground
- BS 5930:2015 Code of practice for ground investigations
- BS 5250:2011 Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings
- BS EN 1997-1:2004+A1:2013 Eurocode 7. Geotechnical design. General rules
- PAS 00064-2013 Mitigation and recovery of water damaged buildings – Code of practice.
- 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 Conservation (Natural Habits etc) Regulations 1994
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974