New Guidance Note

The association has launched its newest Guidance Note 13: Safe Drying and Preparation of Roof Substrates Prior to Installation of Liquid Waterproofing Systems.

Developed to outline the alternative methods of drying a roof that do not involve hot works, the guidance available to download free of charge on the website.

Steve Cookson, chair of the LRWA technical committee, said: “There are many effective methods of drying a roof that can be used by the roofing contractor, but one of the most common is to use a gas torch or naked flame. However, if not used correctly and safely, this can present health and safety issues.”

According to the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Safe2Torch campaign, 50%* of all the flat roofs installed in the UK will see a gas torch being used and there are circumstances whereby the use of a naked flame is unavoidable.

Steve continued: “If a gas torch is used, operatives should be familiar with and understand the principles of the Safe2Torch conditions, and the LRWA’s Guidance Note 13 to ensure safe practices are being adhered to at all times.”

To access the guidance note, click here  


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