Built up roofing (RBM) waterproof membrane roofing systems protection inspection and testing


Overview
This standard covers the knowledge and skills to understand insulation flat board and tapered.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose / scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills to understand insulation flat board and tapered. 

The scope of this standard covers:

  • protection of new roofing works
  • items used to protect new roofing works
  • when to protect new roofing works
  • inspecting the roof prior to installation
  • inspecting the roof during installation
  • inspecting the roof after installation
  • carrying out electronic roof testing
  • carrying out water/flood tests on a roof

Occupational relevance

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

  • operative and craft
  • supervision and management.

Candidate prerequisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of built up roofing terminology and techniques would be beneficial.

Before candidates perform the work on a construction site, candidates must have successfully completed roofing-specific training for working at heights

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 methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom and / or workshop

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.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Assured

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

TBC

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 how a roof should be protected:
  • Types of protection
  • When to protect a roof
  • Why a roof should be protected

Practical demonstration by trainer 
Operative practice with tutoring
Items used to protect new roofing 
  • Protection materials

Visual slides in classroom. Group discussion

When to protect new roofing works
BS:8217
Demonstrate how to inspect a roof and what to look for prior to works commencing. Practical demonstration by trainer 
Operative practice with tutoring

Demonstrate how to inspect a roof and what to look for during  works being carried out.

Practical demonstration by trainer 
Operative practice with tutoring

Demonstrate how to inspect a roof and what to look for once all works are complete. Practical demonstration by trainer 

Operative practice with tutoring

Describe the reasoning behind carrying out an electronic leak test and the benefits.

  • Identifying snagging

Visual slides in classroom. Group discussion

Describe the reasoning behind carrying out a flood test and the benefits.

Visual slides in classroom. Group discussion

Additional information about this standard

Training at height

  • BS 8454:2006 Code of practice for delivery of training & education for work at height and rescue

Work at Height Safety Association

  • View WAHSA Technical guidance notes. These are a free resource, provided and maintained by WAHSA and its member companies for reference. They assist specifiers, managers, and end users of fall protection equipment.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Working at height guides

HSE guides

British standards

View all available British Standards at the BSI website

BS 8217:2005 - Reinforced bitumen membranes for roofing. Code of practice

BS 6229:2018 - Flat roofs with continuously supported flexible waterproof coverings. Code of practice

NFRC Safe2Torch guidelines 2017

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