The pace of change within the construction industry is relentless; materials, manufacturing processes and installation techniques are being constantly revised and updated. It is therefore essential that MCRMA member company employees are kept fully up to date with the latest requirements of legislation and industry standards; for example Building Regulations, the CE marking transition, the Simplified Building Model (SBEM) and non-fragility testing.

As the trade association that represents the leading manufacturers of metal roof and wall cladding systems, it is not surprising that MCRMA places considerable emphasis on training. MCRMA has always taken a pro-active stance towards good design and workmanship and runs regular training courses for its members’ employees.

The training course is wide-ranging and topics covered reflect the major concerns of the industry. Delegates attend sessions on thermal performance, acoustics, rooflights, fabrications and fire performance. Health and safety in the industry is paramount and the course covers working at height and general but important site safety. The course also involves a major two-day practical exercise where delegates learn how to use hand tools to cut and fix modern roofing and cladding systems.

The recent review of the construction sector by Dame Judith Hackitt highlighted the need for all those in the sector to achieve and actively demonstrate a level of knowledge and competency appropriate to their position within the workplace. This theoretical and practical three-day course is assessed at an introductory level of competency.

The importance of knowing how the construction process works from the specification of the cladding material through to completion on site cannot be underestimated.

In addition to practical training, MCRMA offers a range of online CPD accredited courses which provides informative self-study training, delivering good learning value with an online assessment to check knowledge. The course material is studied offline with an online assessment component to verify knowledge. It is a training with learning and CPD value accredited by the CPD Certification Service

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