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22/11/2016

First NFRC supplier member in the UK to be Awarded BCP Training Status for RBM

Langley has strengthened its commitment to UK roofing after becoming the first NFRC supplier member in the UK to be formally recognised as an approved BCP training provider for Reinforced Bituminous Membranes.

 

The BCP (Basic Competency Programme) will enable Langley to play a key role in helping the industry deliver a multi-skilled and qualified workforce. The BCP, endorsed by CSCS, CITB and CPA is formalising manufacturer training and links it to a nationally recognised VQ qualification.

 

Once roofing operatives have attended Langley’s two day BCP programme in Reinforced Bituminous Membranes, and passed the end test, they will automatically be able to register for a three years’ Red Experienced Worker CSCS Card - following completion of a CSCS health and safety test.  Operatives will also have the option to work towards a Level 2 NVQ roofing qualification, which will certify the issue of a CSCS Blue Skills Card.

 

The news comes at a time when The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) forecasts that UK construction output will grow more than 20% by 2019, meaning a significant investment in construction skills will be essential if that growth is to be achieved.

 

Mark Dunn, Learning and Development Manager at Langley commented: “As national roofing and waterproofing experts we are driven by our commitment that more goes into a Langley roof.  This means that all installations are carried out to the highest possible standards, which is why we have always provided ongoing support and training for operatives.  However, this milestone of becoming the first to be formally recognised as a BCP manufacturer for Reinforced Bituminous Membranes means that we can further strengthen our investment and commitment to providing best practice and specialist training through a nationally recognised skills certification. Importantly, this seal of approval will give our customers assurance that our approved installer network provides the skilled operatives that are necessary to install a long-lasting watertight roofing system.”

 

The Roofing Industry Alliance (RIA) has secured a three year major CITB investment which will support four roofing federations with the development and the delivery of the BCP; The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA), Liquid Roofing Waterproofing Association (LRWA) and the Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors (FTMRC).

 

Livia Williams MBA, FIoR, Head of Training at the NFRC, remarks, ‘We are delighted that Langley will be playing a key role in this project and supporting with addressing top industry strategic priorities with regards the upskilling, reducing the skills gaps and skills shortage.’

Langley’s BCP training covers all of the company’s bituminous products, including their TA-20 high performance roofing system. The two-day schedule includes a number of practical sessions covering fire safety, preparation, installation and repair, concluding with a written test.  Upon successful completion of the course and test, the participant will receive a Langley MTC certificate endorsed by the NFRC.

Further Information

Find out more about our roofing services by calling us on 01327 704778 or emailing us at [email protected]

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