Video: Training and qualifications for
structural waterproofing professionals
Training and ongoing professional development is a key remit of the Property Care Association – to drive forward best practice in the specialised structural waterproofing industry.
The trade body provides opportunities for those in the sector to enhance and expand their knowledge and also offers support to a wider audience.
The PCA’s mission is to promote technical competence – and at the heart of this is the surveyor in structural waterproofing training.
This is an intensive theoretical training course focused on different aspects of structural waterproofing including BS8102, the different types of waterproofing including types A, B and C and is designed for those that have already got existing experience in the field.
The training can also be used for those who are wanting a foundation to go on a take the Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing (CSSW) qualification.
The value of both PCA training and qualifications is highly regarded – and renowned for raising standards and technical competency across the industry.
Being a certificated surveyor in structural waterproofing or CSSW demonstrates that you have invested and you’ve followed up training in the structural waterproofing. So you have a knowledge, not just of one field but of all the aspects of waterproofing which you should be expected to know if you’re carrying out a waterproofing scheme.
PCA Waterproofing Design Specialist Register:
British Standard BS8102:2009 – ‘Code of Practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground’- recommends that a specialist in waterproofing is included in the design team for any structure where usable space is fully or partly below the ground level. This is specifically set out in Section 4.2 of BS8102:2009 under the heading ‘Design Team’.
The PCA Waterproofing Design Specialist Register provides a central point where individuals with the relevant waterproofing design skills and experience can identify themselves. The register can be searched by postcode or geographical area to find specialists with the requisite expertise and experience required by a design team.