Now that lockdown is easing, instead of sending daily updates to members, we are concentrating on supporting our members as they move towards the Road to Recovery, (the new blueprint from the Construction Leadership Council to ensure the industry has the capacity needed to lead the UK’s economic recovery) Version 5 of the SITE OPERATING PROCEDURES was published 1 July and the new version of HSG33 Safety in Roofwork was published in late June
Covid Marshall training is available, as we must protect both ourselves & others from the corona virus by helping to manage the prevention of a COVID-19 outbreak on-site. This training is via an e-learning course which carries accreditation from Ofqual. It consists of a 30 minute video and workbook which is followed by a 12 question test. Successful candidates receive a certificate which contains a QR code to avoid fakes and forgeries
FREE e-learning is available from early June 2020, as we have a limited amount of funding allocated from the Roofing Industry Alliance; subjects available are: STOP PRESS – 394 free places allocated – all places now £12 per course
Abrasive Wheels, Asbestos Awareness, Emergency First Aid, Fire Safety, Manual Handling and Working at Height Awareness (those looking for accreditation from RoofCERT will recognise that completion of all 6 courses goes a long way towards final accreditation) This training is not suitable for Novices working in the industry – candidates must have suitable experience.
Other e-learning/remote training We have links with several Training Providers who are offering both e-learning & remote training – please see below. Please note – Staff who are furloughed can take part in training.
Classroom training (in addition to e-learning/remote training) has, from 8 June 2020, been re-introduced for many training courses
Apprenticeships at Bolton College (NVQ2 Roof Slating/Tiling) are filling rapidly – please see further down this news page.
Note: Apprentices must be employed to follow this route
CITB Skills & Training fund has now been extended to include companies with more than 100 and fewer than 250 directly employed staff (Applications for up to £25,000 dependent on staff numbers). NB Applications can still be made to this fund by members who have fewer than 50 employees (claim up to £5000), between 50 & 74 employees (up to £7500) and between 74 & 99 employees (claim up to £10,000) We can help with the applications & up to 1 can be made each year
Note: 14 April – CITB has launched a brand-new Leadership & Management Development fund – this is for companies with more than 250 directly employed staff. Application for up to £100,000 – closing date 12 June 2020.
There are plenty of e-learning & remote training courses available, including Refreshers in SMSTS/SSSTS. CITB Health & Safety Awareness Course, SMSTS, SSSTS, Asbestos Awareness, Working at Height. NVQ6/7 is also available for those looking for a black CSCS Managers card via On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT route)
Note: Training can be undertaken by employees who have been furloughed
Please remember that we can source and organise training for our Members.
CHECK OUT OUR promotional leaflet for Schools/Colleges/Potential recruits into our sector – ask us for an e-copy
JOIN OUR GROUP! Now taking new members – we can help & support you with your training needs if you are a Roofing Contractor located anywhere in any of the following areas:
Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales. Ask us for an e-leaflet outlining the benefits of membership. Membership fee for 2020 is £40
Further note for Members: LOOKING FOR NVQ2 without attending College? We can arrange On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) which leads to NVQ2 (must pass the HSE touch-screen test too) in most roofing disciplines. If you are located in Greater Manchester or Lancashire, it’s free right now – for other areas across North West/North Wales, its £695 + vat and if you’re registered with CITB, you can claim £600 back as an achievement grant.
NB If you are a Manager, holding a black CSCS card, you need to be thinking about getting NVQ6 or 7, as Grandfather rights have been removed, so once your card expires, (latest 2024), you will need to get a qualification. We can help you – you can obtain this by OSAT Contact Us
TRAILBLAZER APPRENTICESHIP COMING TO THE NORTH WEST – we are hoping that this brand-new 2 year course for roofing operatives will start in late 2020. On completion, apprentices will be awarded NVQ2 in RBM, Liquid & Single Ply roofing. Priority for places will be given to current members NW Roof Training Group Contact Us
ROOF SLATING/TILING APPRENTICESHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
BOLTON COLLEGE – 18 month – 2 year course following a “block release” pattern with NVQ2 qualification at the end. Contact Us
£8500 grant to employers over the 18 month-2 year training period; free tuition unless aged 19 + then employer contribution of £550 towards tuition fee payable.
The College is signing up apprentices now – they can start to attend initially for Health & Safety training before the Roofing Workshop training begins in late September. Places are going quickly. Contact Us
Note: Apprentices can now be any age from 16 – 60
TIME TO APPLY FOR SKILLS & TRAINING FUND FROM CITB – GET UP TO £10,000 for your training needs
More than 90% of applications are successful
This pot of money could fund your OSAT, PASMA, IPAF, Scaffold appreciation, Mental Health training, in fact, almost any CITB grant eligible training you need! This will help you get the results to increase your bottom-line profit – it will make a difference; straight forward application procedure
- WHO CAN APPLY? CITB reg companies with up to 99 employees
- PROJECT LENGTH? Projects should last no longer than 18 months
- AMOUNTS AVAILABLE? Up to £5000 for employers with up to 49 employees
- Up to £7500 for employers with 50-74 employees
- Up to £10,000 for employers up to 75-99 employees
WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT FIRST – JUST GIVE US A CALL 07801 278282
RoofCERT – the brand new accreditation programme for the individual has arrived! This is Roofing’s equivalent to the Gas Safe Register & there is a development programme to professionalise the sector nationally. It consists of a knowledge test specific to roofing, mandatory training courses, VQ & experienced worker route and agreed CPD to keep operatives up to date and renew accreditation
Check out www.roofcert.co.uk