The Institute of Roofing (IoR) is a professional body formed in 1980 and provides educational opportunities to roofing contractors to prove their competence by achieving nationally recognised qualifications.
Congratulations to four members of Weston-super-Mare based County Flat Roofing (UK) LTD, for passing the Institute of Roofing rigorous examination and achieving Full Member Status.
The four team members took part in an 18-week course consisting of a one day a week training group and a final five hour written examination across three papers. Each of the training days was facilitated by a specialist from a different roofing discipline, giving the students an in depth understanding across a variety of roofing skill sets.
This latest achievement adds to the company’s other accreditation including the NFRC Government approved Competent Roofer scheme as well as their registration on the Sika Roof Assured Installer network, which requires installers to participate in a comprehensive three day training course at their Training Academy in Welwyn Garden City.
Kevin Hodge, MD, views this latest achievement as an important additional accreditation to build confidence with homeowners. “It is becoming increasingly important to show our customers formal evidence of our competence. Having the knowledge to talk confidently to customers, architects and designers creates a good relationship and credibility. It’s up to us to demonstrate that we have roofing knowledge as well as product knowledge. We have to walk the roofing walk, as well was talk the roofing talk!”
Rod Benson, National Sales Manager, Roof Assured said: “Our sincere congratulations go to Kevin and his team for this achievement. Providing evidence based competence is very important in the roofing industry and our admiration goes out to the team for their commitment and success in gaining the qualification.”
It was a nail biting two week wait before the team were told their exam results and that they had all passed. Now they proudly have their certificates framed and now on show at their head office in Weston-super-Mare.