The NFRC, in collaboration with CITB, is seeking to “transform the roofing industry” through RoofCERT, a four-year accreditation programme which aims to establish an industry recognised accreditation standard for roofing contractors, supported and recognised by consumers and the construction supply chain.
The NFRC says RoofCERT focuses on five key areas: Upskilling the workforce; attracting new talent; improving efficiency; encouraging the use of new technology; and improving the roofing industry’s image.
The programme has an objective of achieving an initial 5,000 accredited roofing installers by its completion. One company who has already pledged support for RoofCERT is Apex Roofing. Jackie Biswell, Managing Director, told Total Contractor: “Recent research found the roofing sector is plagued by fear of rogue traders. This emphasises just how important accreditation programmes like RoofCert are to businesses like ours who want to embrace best practice and support the growth of the industry. Roofers without the correct qualifications and commitment to quality do a disservice to the many true professionals within our industry.”
Any individual or company can pledge support for RoofCERT by visiting www.nfrc.co.uk and completing the form.
Key industry Associations to have pledged support to RoofCERT so far include: SPRA, MAC. LRWA, The Lead Contractor’s Association and the FTMRC.