NFRC – National Federation for Roofing Contractors
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited is the UK’s largest roofing trade association. With a history spanning 125 years, NFRC has established itself as the voice of the roofing industry, constantly adapting to change and innovation to ensure its members are at the forefront.
LRWA is a member organisation and acknowledged specialist representing liquid waterproofing within the NFRC. This arrangement facilitates close and regular communication, with the goal of creating a more ‘joined up’ UK roofing industry in which product manufacturers, designers and installers are able to speak with a more unified voice to regulators.
CITB – Construction Industry Training Board
CITB are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. It’s their job to work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.
LRWA work closely with CITB when developing specialist training courses for the liquid roofing and waterproofing industry.
RIA – Roofing Industry Alliance
Originally set up in 1997, The Roofing Industry Alliance has been revitalised in 2013 in order to re-address the roofing industry needs by bringing together the major roofing industry stakeholders who collectively set up a training strategy for tackling the increased skill gap in our industry at all levels.
The roofing sector has become the first within the Construction industry to be allowed to manage and organise its own CITB training funds through the auspices of the RIA.
The RIA includes all the major roofing trade associations and 13 Roof Training Groups (RTG) in the UK and is keen to support roof training by promoting best practice.
CPA – Construction Products Association
The Construction Products Association represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials. The sector directly provides jobs for 313,000 people across 21,000 companies and has an annual turnover of more than £50 billion.
The CPA acts as the leading voice to promote and campaign for this vital UK industry.
The CPA tracks and assesses government policies, interpreting those policies and regulations and provides expert advice, working with members and the wider construction supply chain to create consensus on issues, producing authoritative economic, technical and sustainability publications, or advocating on their members’ behalf
GRO – Green Roof Organisation
The Green Roof Organisation (GRO) is a partnership of Industry and Stakeholders coming together to develop guidance for specification, design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of Green Roofs.
IoR – Institute of Roofing
The IoR promotes improvement of skills and knowledge, for individuals working in the roofing industry, within the UK. The IoR is not a training provider, but works with colleges, roofing training groups and other training providers, in order to ensure roofing management and technician courses are available.
Link to website https://www.instituteofroofing.org/
The Go Construct website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment. The site helps to meet the future skills needs of the industry and to recruit a workforce that is diverse and ready for the challenge of the future. It aims to:
• Inspire – Inspire people to consider a career in construction
• Discover – Discover what a career in construction is really like
• Experience – Experience the industry for themselves
LRWA and its members pledge support to the Go Construct initiative and to encourage people into the construction industry.
Link to website https://www.goconstruct.org/