The RoofCERT programme is being developed for industry, by industry and is therefore highly collaborative, which means involving the broadest range of stakeholders. The Leadership Committee is made up of representatives from across the sector, including roofing contractors, suppliers, merchants, main contractors, and agencies, including LABC.
This committee oversees the work being carried out by the three activity groups which include experts similarly recruited from both inside and outside of the roofing industry. The Accreditation and Standards activity group is creating the accreditation itself, how it will be managed and how it will be assessed. The Supply Chain Collaboration group will ensure that there is a pipeline of appropriate training available and assessing the best way to deliver it, either through assessment centres or on the ground. The Attraction group will explore the development of suitable career paths for roofing. It will also look at ways to make roofing attractive as a career option to new entrants from diverse backgrounds, and RoofCERT attractive to industry, households and buyers of roofing services.
This initial development phase will be completed by the end of 2018.