Directory - Skill Levels

Getting the right level of skills for the job

When you are searching the Directory it is important that you are aware of the skill level of each person which is why we have put together the handy guide below. Click the level to reveal.

Traditional Metal Roofer Level 1 - Basic Skills

Directory entries at level 1 are likely to include those new to the industry who have undertaken induction and training in the basic levels of lead or hard metal design and installation and they will have the following basic skills that may need close supervision.

  • Fixing of Lead Sheet or hard metal
  • Flashings
  • Fixings to Abutment Walls
  • Soakers and Step Flashings
  • Cover Flashings
  • Apron Flashings
  • Chimney Flashings

The above skills can be achieved by successfully completing the Combined Basic Bossing and Welding course in lead or hard metals.

Traditional Metal Roofer Level 2 - Secondary Skills

Directory entries at Level 2 are likely to have been working in the industry for more than a year and will likely have progressed to this level through experience and on-site development of their skills, in addition to formal training and assessment.

They will be able to tackle more complex details when installing and have a wider knowledge of sizing and fixing requirements, as well as an awareness of some basic design issues.

In addition to the Level 1 skills above the Level 2 Traditional Metal Roofer will have the following additional skills

  • Step and Cover Flashings and Secret Gutters
  • Pitched Valleys
  • Ridges and Hips
  • Mitred Hip and Valley Soakers
  • Parapet and Tapered Gutters
  • Drips and Rolls for Gutters

The above skills would be gained through the training provided for the City & Guilds 6055 Certificate, Modules 1-4.

Traditional Metal Roofer Level 3 - Highly Skilled

Directory entries at level 3 are likely have been regularly working in the industry for at least three years in order to have gained sufficient practical skill and design knowledge to be able to work almost entirely without supervision or require technical guidance, except on the most complex detailing.

It is also likely that they are fully aware of the health and safety aspects of working with lead and should be able to provide either directly, or through their employer, evidence of regular blood lead testing in compliance with the Control of Lead At Work (CLAW) regulations

In addition to the Skill Levels 1 and 2 above the Level 3 Traditional Metal Roofer will have the following additional skills

  • Chute Outlets for Gutters
  • Pipe Outlets for Gutters
  • Roll Joints
  • Roll and Drip Joints
  • Joints and Fixings at Rolls and Drips
  • Joints and Fixings at Laps
  • Flat Roof Roll and Drip Intersections

The above skills would be evidenced by :

QCF Metal Roofing qualification at Level 2 in lead or hard metal work.

Leadworker Level 4 - Advanced Skills

Directory entries at level 4 will be widely experienced and competent at all aspects of detailing and installing lead and hard metal for roofing and cladding.

They should be able to work completely unsupervised and should be able to supervise and provide guidance to others, even for complex or non-standard applications. 

Those that appear on the Directory at Level 4 should have an appreciation of heritage work and the options available when required to carry out hot works under restricted circumstances.

In addition to the Skill Levels 1, 2 and 3 above the Level 4 Traditional Metal Roofer will have the additional following skills

  • Pitched Roof Joints and Fixings
  • Pitched Roof Intersection with Valley
  • Vertical Cladding – Joints and Fixings
  • Vertical Cladding – Head Finishes
  • Dormer Windows – Jambs and Cill
  • Dormer Windows – Tops, Jambs, Soffit and Side Cheeks
  • Bay Windows and Door Hoods
  • Ventilation Details
  • Decorative leadwork
  • Curved work, domes and spires
  • Heritage Applications

The above skills would be evidenced by:

QCF Metal Roofing qualification at Level 3 in leadwork

Advanced City & Guilds Leadwork Certificate 6055 – Module 5

Heritage Experienced Leadworker – Practical Assessment (HELPA) Certificate

CSCS Specialist Leadworker (Gold) Heritage Skills Card.

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