Our company supported RoofCERT from the early stages as we saw an opportunity for the status of our industry to be elevated and get the recognition it deserves. This will not only benefit our own experienced roofers but also help to encourage new entrants into roofing with a professional career path.
We felt it was important to get behind this scheme early on, demonstrating support for NFRC efforts, providing further proof of our investment in training, apprenticeships and a firm belief in the future of our industry.
SPV were delighted to be part of the RoofCERT Pilot and to now be one of the first ten Early Adopter companies. We welcomed this initiative from the very start as an excellent way to help professionalise and drive up standards within the roofing sector. As a company who put a huge emphasis on ensuring our operatives are fully trained and competent to do their job roles, the aims and ambitions of RoofCERT perfectly align with those of SPV. We look forward to putting through more operatives in the coming months.
Rio Asphalt and Paving Co Ltd has always been at the forefront of training and having investigated the RoofCERT scheme we decided that this was the best recognised qualification available. RoofCERT pulls together all aspects of our current training programmes and in time will be recognised as the industry standard—being the highest level accreditation for roofing professionals. Achieving RoofCert certification, means that our operatives have been recognised as being the best in the business and it is to be welcomed as it confirms our training arrangements to provide a recognised professional standard.
RoofCERT is a necessary industry initiative, as we need to build perceptions of roofers as professional people who take pride in their work and have the skills to carry it out to high standards. We want our operatives and installers up-to-date with the industry standards. It's step forward to professional standards and will set them apart from those who cheat and carry out shoddy roofing works.
I put my team through RoofCERT to help increase the professionalism of the industry, to ensure we are still top of the tree as a company and enhance the employability of our team. A lot of our guys have worked with us for most of their working lives and are good at what they do but they just needed that extra accreditation—RoofCERT gives them that. The whole process of accreditation has been excellent and I would highly recommend it.
As an employer, we have always worked hard to ensure all our staff are fully trained to carry out work safely and to a high standard. As soon as we heard about RoofCERT, we were immediately keen to get involved. Improving the image and credibility of our industry is long overdue. We have every confidence that the scheme will deliver what it has set out to do—to become the new benchmark for our industry, giving clients the assurance of high standards in both workmanship and safety every time. In addition to the above, we are also pleased that the RoofCERT scheme will give individual workers a nationally recognised certificate, proving their skills, knowledge and experience, as well as a personal sense of achievement.
Everlast have been a keen supporter of the RoofCERT project from day one. We see the value in our employees holding the accreditation and demonstrating their competence in the roofing industry. We will continue to support the programme and change the face of the industry together.
RoofCERT accreditation is something to be proud of. Our team now know they are the best of the best and it helps us as a company to demonstrate the competency of our operatives. The up-skilling and knowledge the accreditation gave the team was brilliant. We would certainly recommend other roofing contractors, not just in single-ply but across the industry, to sign their team up to RoofCERT.
When RoofCERT was launched we felt that it was a sound business choice to get our staff accredited. Our staff are happy that we are investing in their futures with ongoing training and support and as a business it allows us to show that our staff are fully qualified