Life as a roofer isn’t for everyone – these guys (and gals) require a real head for heights, as well as a good level of fitness and awareness of health and safety. One other thing that many of the most reputable roofing professionals have, of course, is relevant qualifications.
Choosing the best-qualified professionals really is vital
It goes without saying that roofers need to have the right credentials – a complete roof replacement, perhaps one of our copper roofs or zinc roofs, is a very significant investment for a homeowner, and when such work is poorly carried out, it can set you back many thousands of pounds in rebuild, repair and maintenance costs.
Here at ELC Roofing Ltd, we know how important it is to feel reassured about your choice of roof rebuilds specialist, which is why we only employ experienced tradesmen who possess relevant National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in leadwork, flat roofing and/or pitched roofs.
Our roofers do have certain other courses, cards and certifications under their belts that we will explain further below, but before that, we’ll ask the question… what qualifications can one actually get in roofing and what do they represent?
The qualifications and courses that can make all the difference
There are many ways in which roofers typically enter our industry, with many starting out as roof labourers before gaining the relevant on-site experience, while Apprenticeships with building or roofing companies may also be offered, their availability dependent on the local jobs market.
Those wishing to become roofers may also take college courses in general construction skills or those related to a more specific area, such as the Level 2 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling.
Already-employed roofers may be encouraged to train for such additional industry qualifications as the Level 2 Diploma in Built-up Felt Roofing and Level 2/3 NVQs in Roofing Occupations, Mastic Asphalting (Construction) and Cladding Occupations (Construction).
Introducing Eastern Region Roof Training Ltd
As you may have already seen on our homepage, our seasoned roofers here at ELC Roofing Ltd hold relevant NVQs from Eastern Region Roof Training Ltd.
Eastern Region Roof Training Ltd is one of the most renowned roofing training providers out there, having served a diverse range of roofing firms throughout Suffolk (where we are located!), Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Northampton and Bedfordshire since its establishment in 2001.
The company’s already-excellent reputability has been further enhanced over the years by strong links with such manufacturers, federations and institutions as the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) and Institute of Roofing.
NVQs are highly trusted, lifetime qualifications and Eastern Region Roof Training Ltd continues to offer a wide range of them at Level 2, including in Roofing Lining Systems, Built-up Bituminous Roofing, Single Ply Roofing and many other key subject areas.
Have you contacted us yet about your own roofing?
Don’t forget that the process of choosing the right roofing company doesn’t just come down to the qualifications that its roofers hold, although they are nonetheless a strong factor. Our own tradesmen, for instance, have also completed asbestos awareness courses, in addition to holding the appropriate Health & Safety cards related to working at height.
Our roofers even possess certificates from the lead sheet association for working on the copper roofs and zinc roofs that have been so crucial to building the reputation that we enjoy as a company today.
Simply send us an email or give us a call if you would like to learn more about the qualifications that we hold and their relevance to ensuring the impeccable quality of all of the roofing work we do, from minor repairs to our renowned and comprehensive roof rebuilds.