Bauder opens new single ply training facility
Bauder has opened its fully renovated single ply training facility at its UK offices in Suffolk.
The company aims recreate a realistic environment for operatives to gain the required skills and knowledge to meet the standards for becoming a Bauder badged installer and begin working towards and gain BCP certification.
Bauder is one of the manufacturer members of the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) that not only focuses on research and development to progress its membranes and systems, but also places emphasis on the competency of its installers working on site. The recognition that each installer plays an influential role in the success of a project is testament to its investment in the roofing industry.
The dedicated training room has many new additions, for example a large wall upstand feature, enabling operatives to be shown and practice the different methods of creating a technically sound and aesthetically pleasing finish to an awkward detail.
The training provides an opportunity for installers to familiarise themselves with the different adhesives available, when they are suitable and how they are employed, and covers mechanical restraint options and how commonly specified accessories should be detailed.
Successful completion of the Bauder BCP training course will enable an experienced operative to apply for a special 3 year Experienced Worker CSCS card (subject to successfully passing the CSCS Working at Heights Health Safety and Environment Test), allowing them to get on site. The installer is then expected to gain the full NVQ Level 2 Single Ply Waterproofing before the end of the three years.
In addition to the refurbished Single Ply Training room, Bauder have also launched a new Bituminous Training facility, located at their headquarters in Ipswich.
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