Metal roofing setting out basic


Overview
The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with basic knowledge and skills for setting out of basic metal roofing systems on a steel structure for different types of metal sheet.

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours.

Purpose/ scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with basic knowledge and skills for setting out of basic metal roofing systems on a steel structure for different types of metal sheet.

The scope of this standard covers:•

  • Metal roofing systems such as: single sheet, twin sheet, composite, insulated, twin skin, profiled, standing seam, and batten.
  • Tools and equipment for setting out
  • How to check that the structure meets the roofing sheet manufacturers requirements and tolerances
  • How to store, handle, and hoist materials
  • Effects of thermal movement on metal sheet positions and fixing methods
  • Manufacturers’ installation drawings
  • How to set out a metal roof
  • How to check a set out meets the roofing sheet manufacturers requirements and tolerances
  • Variations for different types of metal sheet.

Occupational relevance

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

  • Technical
  • Supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

For this training, candidates must hold a valid Working at Height certificate.

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

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:

  • Practical training in an off the job simulated environment, using low height roofing rigs
  • Theory training: classroom, e-learning, or a blend

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.

Learning should include at least 50% of learning activities for candidates to analyse and investigate metal roofing scenario examples of set outs.

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 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

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

17th November 2017

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes 

The candidate will be able to:

  • List the tools and equipment for setting out. 
  • Check that the structure meets the roofing sheet manufacturers requirements and tolerances on a manufacturer’s installation drawing, (using a roof training rig with the manufacturer’s installation drawing).
  • Describe the effects of thermal movement on metal sheet positions and fixing methods.
  • Store, handle, and hoist materials (large sizes/weights may require a certified rigger).
  • Read manufacturers’ installation drawings (using a sample scenario manufacturers’ installation drawing).
  • Set out a metal roof (using a sample scenario manufacturers’ installation drawing).
  • Check a set out meets the roofing sheet manufacturers requirements and tolerances (using a sample scenario manufacturers’ installation drawing).

Additional information about this standard

Metal Cladding & Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA)

Guidance documents 

Technical design guides (archive) 

Safety guidance documents

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

Safe working at height resources from HSE

Useful web links on working at height from HSE

HSE publication: HSG33 ‘Health and safety in roof work’

HSE publication ‘Working on roofs’

Government regulations

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 

British Standard for the design of metal roofing and cladding roofs

BS EN 14782:2006. Self-supporting metal sheet for roofing, external cladding and internal lining.

BS 5427:2016. Code of practice for the use of profiled sheet for roof and wall cladding on buildings.Related standards

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