Eastern Roof Training are supporting RoofCERT and providing the ‘knowledge test’ element of the certificate at our training centre just outside of Ipswich.
If you aren’t familiar with RoofCERT yet, its a new scheme launched in April 2019, the following was taken from the RoofCERT website:
‘RoofCERT is an accreditation scheme for roofers. Existing operatives will be able to demonstrate their technical knowledge and essential skills, enabling them to establish a lifelong career path and prove their competence to employers and clients. Businesses whose operatives are ‘Accredited Roofers’ can expect to benefit from improved health and safety records, reductions in snagging and higher levels of customer satisfaction. Meanwhile, clearer opportunities for advancement will make roofing a more attractive occupation to new entrants, so that the industry can start to tackle the current and future skills gap.’
How do you become RoofCERT accredited?
‘After registering, you will need to pass a Technical Competency Test specific to your roofing specialism at an approved secure test centre. To gain accreditation you will then need to provide evidence of qualifications and the completion of mandatory short duration courses on first aid, manual handling, working at height, fire safety and asbestos awareness, abrasive wheels and ‘non-technical’ skills. You will need to renew your accreditation every three years, by completing the Technical Competency Test and mandatory courses that reflect changes to legislation British Standards and industry trends.’
Full information on RoofCERT can be found on the RoofCERT website here: https://www.nfrc.co.uk/roofcert
To discuss RoofCERT, please call us on 01473 744412.