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Institute of Roofing Associate Course

The Institute of Roofing offers a 5 day classroom/web based course coupled to approximately 60 hours of guided self-learning which will develop the attendees wider knowledge of the roofing industry.
The course is designed for those considering their careers in roofing, particularly with an eye to moving into a supervisory / management role.

The course subjects cover Standards, Legislation, Health & Safety, Roofing Systems, Design, Basics of Estimating & Tendering, Procurement, Contracts.

Courses are run throughout the UK as demand dictates.
For information on a course in your area or, to host a course dedicated to your company, please contact the Institute of Roofing at info@www.instituteofroofing.org with details of your requirements.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD is a condition of membership of the Institute of Roofing. Members are required to complete a minimum 24 hours of self-guided learning per year which can take a wide variety of forms. For example;

  • Attending in-house training
  • External courses either at your employers request or at your own discretion (work related)
  • Technical reading – updating yourself on industry knowledge via periodicals such as RCI Magazine, Roofing Today etc.
  • Attendance at IoR Regional meetings (which include CPD presentations)
  • Online courses such as offered free from the IoR in Health & Safety of Business Development Skills
  • Conferences which impart knowledge
  • Trade Shows offering seminars as a learning experience as part of the show

Online Courses

Abrasive Wheels

This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work. It covers different types of AW, safety in their use and how to identify the type of wheel.

Asbestos Awareness

As well as informing you about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver a lot more information about: Recognising asbestos, where it’s used, minimising the risks and the legislation about working with asbestos.

Asbestos Awareness for Architects and Designers

As well as informing you about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver a lot more information about: Recognising asbestos, where it’s used, minimising the risks and the legislation about working with asbestos. This course is a variation on the Asbestos Awareness course that contains specific information for designers and architects..

Assessing Display Screen Equipment

This course is aimed at companies who employ users of display screen equipment, or DSE as it’s often called and is intended to be completed by those who will be assessing the DSE set ups of employees. DSE is a term that covers a wide range of equipment. If equipment like this is not set up correctly, users are at increased risk from certain disorders.

Basic Fire Safety Awareness

This course explains, in brief, why fires occur and what actions you must take to help prevent them starting and the actions you must take when they do. By completing this course you will be making your workplace a safer environment.

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

This course will consider what conflict is as well as its impact and role in the workplace. We will consider some of the triggers for workplace conflict and how it develops before looking at a number of different ways of managing it.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

This course covers what you need to know about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. It’s aimed at anyone who is exposed to Substances Hazardous to Health at work, as well as line managers with responsibility for such people.

Data Protection in the Workplace

If you or your organisation handles personal information about individuals you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information.

Display Screen Equipment Awareness

This course is aimed at users of display screen equipment, or DSE as it’s often called. DSE is a term that covers a wide range of equipment. If DSE equipment like this is not set up correctly, users are at increased risk from certain disorders. As an employee, you share the responsibility to keep people safe at work. That means undergoing relevant training and ensuring that rules are followed.

Emergency First Aid at Work – Online Annual Refresher

This Emergency First Aid Refresher course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

In this course we’re going to be discussing two topics, ‘equality’ and diversity’ and how they relate to one another. Understanding this will help us to identify and address issues of unfairness and discrimination in the workplace.

Facebook for Business

Facebook is the world’s largest social network. With over a billion users it’s very likely that a proportion of your target customer audience will have a Facebook account.

Fire Extinguisher

Learn how to identify the different types of fire extinguishers that might be installed within your workplace and what situations they might be used in. At the end of the final module you will be presented with a simulation that will test what you’ve learnt.

Fire Marshal

The main outcome of this training course is to provide you with the knowledge to carry out the functions of a fire marshal. – Please note, this course also contains all of the content in the Basic Fire Awareness and Fire Extinguisher courses.

LinkedIn for Business

LinkedIn is a very valuable tool to find the key decision makers within certain companies. It’s used for finding the best point of contact, gaining familiarity with their background before a call or sales pitch and a lot more. Find out how it can be used to enhance your business.

Manual Handling

Manual handling covers a wide range of activities and incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. The nature of the load itself doesn’t matter if you have to use your muscles, then it’s manual handling and, well, you’re in danger.

Search Engine Optimisation for Business

This course focuses on the anchor point of your digital marketing strategy which is your website or micro-site. Here we’ll explore search engine optimisation ‘SEO’ and how you can use this to drive traffic to your website.

Social Media for Business

All about how to get the best out of social media in a business. Looking at business strategy, business development and the practicalities of employing people and agencies to support your social media activity.

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