Training Overview – What’s on Offer?
Sika Liquid Plastics offer a range of training courses to ensure that contractors who apply our products provide quality workmanship.
All courses are conducted by one of the Sika Roofing Applications team in the purpose built Training Academy at Sika Liquid Plastics office in Preston.
For all training requests please use the training calendar which can be found here, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
QA Contractor Training
Sika Liquid Plastics Applicator Training
The training course, designed exclusively for our Quality Assured contractors, focuses on the correct application and installation techniques for installing Sika Liquid Plastics Roofing Systems.
The two day training course is designed to ensure that the Contractors understand the requirements of working on Sika-Liquid Plastics roofing systems combining a mixture of theory, demonstrations, chat, videos and practical application work. All trainees finish with a theory based test, to ensure that the contractors have listened and learnt throughout the two days. Comprehensive information is provided on the content of the course allowing trainees to concentrate on practical elements.
Basic Competency Programme (BCP) – Introduced October 2015
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Sika Liquid Plastics training course called the ‘Basic Competency Programme (BCP)’ which has been developed as a roofing industry initiative and lead by the Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA). This is the first time that manufacturers’ training has been officially recognised and has been seen to satisfy the requirements of a red, experienced worker Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.
There are currently 600,000 contractors in the UK who are believed to have the wrong CSCS card for the skill level of the job that they do, therefore the BCP is a major new initiative to address the problem.
This is a quick, easy and cost effective way to get trained and access the correct colour CSCS card. The course will be delivered by Sika Liquid Plastics at our Training Academy in Preston.
The programme is aimed at experienced operatives with a minimum if of two years’ experience on site. Having obtained a BCP Certificate an operative can then apply to upgrade from a green card to a red, experienced worker CSCS card, with immediate effect assuming their standard health and safety accreditation is up to date. The operative should then work towards achieving a blue skilled worker card within three years.
The course includes:
Two days Sika Liquid Plastics product training and one day BCP content which covers:
• Health & safety
• Roof Construction
• Design of Flat Roofs
• Contract Planning
• Types of Liquid Applied Systems
Introduction to Sika Liquid Plastics
The seminar, designed exclusively for our Quality Assured contractors, is intended to cover the background, administration requirements and our support services also highlighting technical aspects of working with Sika Liquid Plastics, including wind loading. We will also cover site practices related to our liquid applied roofing products and offer practical advice particularly relevant to estimating, design, ordering and site management.
Contractor Training Open to Any Contractor
Sika Liquid Plastics Applicator Training – Sikalastic
The one day training course is designed to ensure that the fitters understand the requirements of working on Sika Liquid Plastics roofing systems combining a mixture of theory and practical application work.