FeRFA E-Newsletter February 2018
IN THIS ISSUE
TECHNICAL - IBA approval for technical guidance note
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - this month we look at Component Developments and Dural
RECYCLING - taking part made simpler, top tips for minimising landfill, national rates available
MEMBER BENEFITS - Cobra's Bespoke Insurance Service plus H&S Advice and Business Shield from SKA
OTHER NEWS - news on the collapse of Carillion, and CSCS release their annual review
MEETINGS & EXHIBITIONS - dates for your diary
MEMBERS' NEWS - news stories from FeRFA members
NEW APPRENTICESHIPS STARTS 21st-22nd MARCH 2018
|FeRFA will be starting new Apprenticeships in Resin Flooring, Screeding and Surface Preparation on 21st-22nd March 2018 at the Ibis Hotel in Rugby.
The two-year schemes all lead to an NVQ Level 2 Diploma and the scheme is fully grant funded for CITB registered employers. The current CITB funding for specialist apprenticeship schemes is very advantageous to employers, but as changes are being introduced from April onwards, this may be a good opportunity to put a candidate forward and enable you to recoup CITB levy payments for training. More details on the scheme are available here.
To pre-register for this scheme please download this candidate enrolment form and send back to FeRFA.
If you wish to enrol an apprentice or have any other queries about the schemes on offer and their benefits, please call FeRFA on 07484 075254 or email email@example.com.
RESIN 18 TAKE RESIN SCREEDS MODULE
|The Resin 18 apprentices spent three days as Resdev’s training facility in Elland this month being taught how to lay screeds and create covings. The apprentices had plenty of practical hands-on experience and the group thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to apply quartz materials and gain practice on their trowel work to take those skills into the workplace.|
|Boud Minerals kindly supplied the quartz mix for the Resdev screed – all of which was donated free of charge. The apprentices were able to perfect their techniques in screeding and coving working on purpose built wooden frames.|
|Apprentices in this group are Craig Bowden (Britannia Industrial Flooring), Jordan Kingston (Coatech), Meshach Barrow, Daniel Dainty, Joe Walters (John Lord), Philip Rockett, Craig MacGregor (Euro Resin Solutions).|
RESIN 19 COMPLETE RESIN SEALS AND COATINGS MODULE
Sika hosted Resin Group 19 in Welwyn Garden City this month for module 11 – resin seals and coating.
FeRFA trainer Terry Foxley led the two day course, covering types, application techniques and substrate preparation. The second day covered testing, slip resistance, waste disposal and environmental considerations, as well as giving the apprentice hands on experience of mixing and applying the materials..
|Apprentices in this group are Liam Griffin (Britannia Industrial Flooring Ltd), Neil Garnon (F&G Industrial), Mitchell Cross (Orchid Flooring), Luke Oliver, Adam Oliver, Nicholas Lancaster (Polydeck Resins), Ben Tanner and Stefan Mordecai (TPS360), Gregor Eckert (Veitchi Industrial).|
RESIN 20 COMPLETE MODULES AT DSA
The Drilling and Sawing Association were the hosts for Resin 20 and Prep 10 this month. The group covered first aid, manual handling, asbestos awareness, abrasive wheels, and forming saw cuts (Resin 20 only).
Apprentices in Resin 20 are: David Lee (L&S Finishes), Thomas Ward (Surtech), Shane Cashin (Polydeck Group), Khian Humphreys (Page Industrial Flooring), Gerard McNulty and Matthew Longthorne (Reprotec).
Apprentices in Prep 10 are: James Brown, Michael Cordiner, Kevin Webster, Benjamin Sibbons (The Preparation Group) and Kristen Coussens (GSB Surface Preparation Ltd).
14/15th MARCH START DATE FOR NVQ LEVEL 3 SUPERVISOR TRAINING SCHEME
Do you have skilled employees who are ready to take the next step in progressing their career to supervisory management? FeRFA is able to offer members a Supervisor Training Scheme in conjunction with the Drilling and Sawing Association.
The programme consists of 9 Modules (10 days off-site training) and will cover all courses based on the diploma units towards the NVQ Level 3 qualification. This course meets all the requirements of the Build UK Training Standards for Supervisors. All training will take place at the DSA training facility in Nottingham and course attendance will take place over a three to six month period and will also require a one day on-site assessment. This 10 day course provides the opportunity to raise the general standards of supervisors and to equip them to deal with the increasing documentation and awareness involving safety and other legislation. Food and accommodation is provided for the dates in the schedule where required at no extra cost.
INDUSTRY ASSESSORS REQUIRED
FeRFA is seeking suitably skilled and experienced individuals from the resin flooring industry to train as industry assessors. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.