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LRWA ChemReg – Have you notified Poison Centres to get your UFI extension?

The deadline for submitting your product information to benefit from the transitional period until 2025 is January 2020. Background As you should be aware, due to changes in regulation, there are some essential changes coming to the packaging of products containing hazardous properties. All packaging must contain a UFI number, a 16-character code which will […]

WINNERS REVEALED AT THE 2019 LRWA AWARDS

The winners of the 2019 Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards have been crowned at a gala dinner in Liverpool. More than 300 people attended the sell-out event to celebrate the outstanding workmanship and technical excellence across the liquid roofing and waterproofing sector. The winning projects were selected from five finalists in four main […]

LRWA ‘STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2018’ SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

A former LRWA Specialist Applied-Skills Programme (SAP) trainee, who was named Student of the Year 2018, has been shortlisted in the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards 2019. Jordan Page, who’s 19 from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, is in the running to be crowned the ‘SAP Learner of the Year’, which acknowledges the accomplishments of those […]

NEW ROLES AVAILABLE AT THE IOR

If you’re looking for a new challenge or to raise your profile, the Institute of Roofing is recruiting several regional officers who are elected / re-elected as part of the Regional AGM each year. The regional officers include: East Midlands / Ireland – Chair, Vice Chair and Honorary Secretary North West / South Wales / […]

MEMBERSHIP OFFER – FREE SEMINAR

LRWA members are invited to attend a free legal seminar advising on how to deal with mental health issues in the workplace. Taking place at 9am in Manchester on 15 October, the event will provide valuable techniques to improve productivity, manage absence safely and effectively and reduce employee mental health issues. Employment solicitors from law […]

THE FUTURE OF BCP

Although funding for the Basic Competency Programme (BCP) ceased in August 2019, it is not the end of the training. Given the importance of the programme and the benefits for roofers and manufacturers, we hope that our members continue to promote and deliver the course. Why Roofing Manufacturers should continue to deliver the BCP Quality […]

ADVANCED NOTICE – WORKSHOP WITH BBA

We are holding a cross federation workshop with the BBA on the 22nd of November at or near to the NEC to address important industry issues relating to certification, standards and impacts of Brexit. This is an excellent opportunity to collaboratively debate directly with the BBA and we hope that you or a representative from […]

BOOK NOW FOR NEW SAP COURSES

The LRWA’s Specialist Applied-skills Programme (SAP) will be running in Suffolk in October 2019. Places are limited so book now to secure your place. Open to roofers of any age, the training enables candidates to achieve an NVQ Level 2 qualification, which can lead to obtaining a blue CSCS card. The fully grant-aided SAP programme […]

NEW CHAIR AND VICE CHAIRMAN FOR TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

We would like to say thank you and pass on our best wishes and thanks to Gary Baines who is retiring as our Technical Chair. The role will be taken over in September by Mike Bradbury, Liquid Product Manager at Bauder. We are also pleased to announce that Steve Henshaw, Technical Director of Polyroof has […]

NEW CONTRACTORS JOIN THE LRWA BOARD

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed contractor representatives to the LRWA board for the first time. Rafal Drabik, managing director of London Seamless Flat Roofing, and Chris Bott, managing director of Mars Construct, have been co-elected to represent both the southern and northern regions of the UK. Rafal has worked in the liquids […]

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