Health and Safety Training and Certificates — NFRC RoofCERT Roofing Accreditation

Health and Safety Training and Certificates

Step 3: Qualifications and training evidence

Health and Safety courses

There are six compulsory health and safety courses that form part of the overall accreditation scheme which can be completed online or through Roof Training Groups. These are:

  • working at height
  • manual handling
  • abrasive wheels
  • asbestos awareness
  • fire safety
  • first aid.

The table below details training providers offering online modules for the compulsory health and safety modules:

Training Coursee-learning links
Working at Height
Manual Handling
Abrasive Wheels
Asbestos Awareness
(Asbestos awareness courses must be IATP or UKATA approved)
Basic First Aid
(note: this course offers basic first aid training and by completing the course does not mean you are a qualified first aider)
Fire Safety

Should you wish to make your own selection (others are available) then please ensure that one of the following professional institutions have approved the content:

  • ROSPA—Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
  • IOSH—Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
  • IIRSM—International institute of Risk and Safety Management
  • UKATA—UK Asbestos Training Association
  • AITP—Independent Asbestos Training Providers

You can also look up your local roofing training group (see opposite) who can support your with the above training needs.

For any other support relating to your RoofCERT accreditation please contact

It should be noted that it remains the sole responsibility of the employer to ensure the relevant level and type of health and safety training is procured for operatives under current legislative requirements.

If you hold a relevant National or Scottish Vocational Qualification (NVQ or SVQ), the RoofCERT accreditation process requires that you upload a copy of your qualification certificate to the system.

Your qualification must correlate to the roofing discipline you have selected to gain your RoofCERT accreditation in. For example some one with an NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction)—Roof Slater and Tiler would need to gain RoofCERT accreditation in the Roof Slating & Tiling discipline. It would not be possible to gain RoofCERT accreditation in another discipline such as single ply.

RoofCERT accreditation is currently being developed for experienced workers who do not hold a relevant vocational qualification.

You must have over five years of roofing experience in your chosen RoofCERT discipline and will be required to complete a professional discussion based on work-based evidence you supply as well as undertaking a practical assessment either on-site or in a regional training centre.

Further details on this route will be available soon. 

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