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Lead Sheet Craft Operative - Wood Core Roll Roofing


The purpose of this standard is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to install batten roll roofing.


3 days of 6 learning hours per day


The purpose of this standard is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to install batten roll roofing.

The scope includes:

  • understanding of the Code Of Practice Design Recommendations
  • the correct and safe use of welding equipment
  • understanding the hazards associated with working with lead sheeting.
  • description of wood core roll roofing systems
  • materials used in wood core roll roofing
  • benefits of using wood core roll roofing
  • correct use of tools to prepare wood core roll coverings
  • how to install wood core roll roof coverings.
  • how to instal clipping and fixing details.
  • understand edge details, including:
    • eaves and verges downstands
    • abutment upstands
    • flashings
  • correct way to recycle waste materials.

Occupational Relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • operative and craft
  • supervision

Delegate Pre-requisites

There are no delegate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of roofing terminology and techniques would be beneficial.

Instruction/ Supervision

As a minimum, course trainers must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • an award in education and training (or equivalent, as per the requirements for approved training organisations)
  • successfully completed training to this standard
  • at least 3 years relevant industrial experience
  • a verifiable CV


Delivery may be in an off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for delegates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and delegate/trainer ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable delegates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • a blend of classroom and remote

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at a basic level.


Methods of assessment considered appropriate for training delivered against this standard are:

For the successful completion of training, delegates must complete an end of course practical assessment that measures all learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality Assurance


Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refresher requirements for this standard.


Lifetime (Please note standards using this classification will only be grant aided once per delegate)

Approval date 

March 2022

Review cycle 

On request or 3 years from approval date

Learning Outcomes

The delegate will be able to:

  • interpret the code of practice design recommendations
    • LCA Ultimate Guide to Best Practice, Lead Sheet Training Academy Manual & BS 6915: Design and construction of fully supported lead sheet roof and wall coverings
  • describe the importance of hygiene in relation to the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 and discuss the hazards and risks associated with working on roofing systems and with lead and the precautions to be observed and how to mitigate them
    • lead in blood testing, minimum levels of lead in blood, correct PPE, Manual Handling etc.
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of wood core roll roofing
  • identify the materials, tools and equipment used in wood core roll roofing
  • set out and lay underlay then fix wood core rolls in position
  • cut lead to size and prepare lead roof bays
  • dress lead roof bays into position
  • fix lead bays into position with clips according to roof slope
  • boss or weld roll ends and abutments
  • identify edge details to include, eaves, verge downstands, abutment, upstands and flashings
  • clean all work areas and store scrap lead ready for recycling

Additional information about this standard

  • Lead Contractors Association Ultimate Guide to Best Practice, LCA Authorised Guides Form - Lead Contractors Association
  • The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW) Control of lead at work (Third edition) - Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 Approved Code of Practice and guidance (hse.gov.uk)
  • HSE Working safely with lead - http://www.hse.gov.uk/lead/index.htm