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Understanding Domestic Retrofit

Course learners will gain an understanding of what retrofit is, what retrofit achieves and how they can have a future in retrofit.

Module 1: Introduction to Domestic Retrofit

Session 1: About the course
Session 2: Basic principles of the domestic retrofit programme

Module 2: Types of Domestic Retrofit Information

Session 3: Domestic retrofit documents
Session 4: Domestic retrofit organisations
Session 5: How to use domestic retrofit information

Module 3: Health and Safety

Session 6: H&S legislation, standards and guidance for domestic retrofit
Session 7: How to respond to emergencies
Session 8: Typical procedures for identifying and reporting risks and hazards
Session 9: Accident reporting procedures

Module 4: Domestic Retrofit Resources

Session 10: Domestic retrofit materials
Session 11: Conforming to specifications

Module 5: Protecting the Work Area

Session 12: Maintaining a safe, clear and tidy work area
Session 13: Disposing of domestic retrofit waste
Session 14: How to protect the work area from damage

Module 6: Retrofit Contract Information

Session 15: Basic external and internal pre-installation checks
Session 16: Basic general building defects
Session 17: Methods of working to domestic retrofit specifications
Session 18: How work methods are carried out to specification – part 1
Session 19: How work methods are carried out to specification – part 2
Session 20: Other domestic retrofit sector organisations, teamwork and communication

Module 7: Common Domestic Retrofit Installation Processes

Session 21: Basic domestic retrofit installation skills
Session 22: Use and maintenance of hand, portable power tools and ancillary equipment
Session 23: Preparing and installing domestic retrofit systems

About The Retrofit Academy – The Retrofit Academy CIC is a non-profit organisation committed to supporting the UK’s retrofit sector. Since 2016, we’ve been promoting industry best practice through the provision of specialist training for retrofit operatives, giving them the skills and knowhow to deliver first-rate retrofit services.

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