In today’s legislative culture of the construction industry, there are many things you need to be aware of when running a business. To breach legal requirements can be very, very expensive and even incur a prison sentence.
        The Health & Safety Act 1974 requires an employer to ensure ‘as far as reasonably practicable’ the health and safety of its employees 
        while at work. It also requires the provision of instruction and training.
        A written Health & Safety Policy is required if you employ 5 or more people.
        The Work at Height Regulations requires all work to be planned and supervised. Any fall of a distance that may cause personal injury 
        is classified as work at height.
        The Control of Asbestos Regulations requires training to be provided for all persons likely to come into contact with materials   
        containing asbestos. This includes roofers.
        Risk Assessment should be applied to every task and details included in a Method Statement.
        The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 now applies to domestic properties.

We have historically been funded by the CITB and receive a small annual grant from them to allocate to our members to help subsidise the cost of training.  However, the CITB have made some decisions due to Covid 19 and are encouraging all members to apply for funds via the skills and training fund.  Get in contact for more details.



The Training Group membership charge is now £10 per annum.  It offers a number of benefits, not least the opportunity for low-cost training and NVQ assessments. The group is dedicated to providing quality, tailored, training and qualifications for its members. Training is also available to non-members, either roofers or non-roofers, because we believe that quality training and safety advice should be available to everyone who needs it. Manufacturers, trade association representatives and local training providers can also be associate members of the Training Group.

  • CITB Approved Training Organisation - able to book courses and claim grants on your behalf

  • Preferential training rates sourced with local highly skilled trainers

  • Additional membership discount of up to 20% available on many courses (when no free funding available)

  • Access to special funding when available from bodies such as CITB, RIA, NFRC and other sources

  • Two dedicated training centres in Exeter, Devon and Melksham, Wiltshire

  • Expert advice based on 20 years of existence

  • Members receive regular updates on training issues and are also issued with a quarterly newsletter

  • Members have access to a designated CITB Area Adviser in the Region

  • Membership certificate issued for display at your premises to indicate your commitment to training and health & safety​​​​

  • Get the job done right first time

  • Increased work rate and motivation of worker

  • Increase repeat business with satisfied customers

  • Attract better quality operatives to your company with reduced turnover in workforce

  • Reduced risk of accidents



Annual membership to the South West Roofing Training Group is only £10 per annum!


To download a Membership Application Form or use our contact form, click here.

Benefits of Membership and Working Towards a Qualified Workforce

Why become a member of the South West Roofing Training Group?

What has changed?

How to apply?

Our Address

Administration Office

10 Yeoford Meadows



EX17 5PW

Contact Us

Telephone: 01395 233667   

Mobile: 0752 5120 958


Follow Us

  • Facebook Reflection
  • Twitter Reflection

© 2017 by SWRTG