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Free virtual training from NHBC

Different webinars to choose from every day

Update or refresh your knowledge on key topics

To support the industry during the COVID-19 outbreak, and with many sites being closed, our specialist training team are hosting a series of virtual training webinars each day from 1 April 2020. These virtual training courses will keep you and your supply chain up-to-date on a variety of technical topics. Please feel free to share the details with your suppliers. These webinars are free of charge.

To sign up, please browse the list of webinars below and book on to the ones most relevant to you. There’s never been a better time to add to your on-going development!

We look forward to you joining us.

NHBC Standards 2020 - The updates

1 April | 12pm (30 mins)

Steve Chadwick | Abdul Rashid | Mark Welby | Giles Willson

This webinar will look at the major technical changes and the minor amendments to the document including Chapter 6.6 ‘Staircases’, Chapter 9.1 ‘A consistent approach to finishes’ and minor updates to other chapters.

LOLER - Lifting operations

2 April | 10am (30 mins)

Jamie Marsh | Peter Moore

This short webinar provides an outline of legal aspects and PC duties during crane operations.

TG20 eGuide (Scaffolding Installation Guidelines)

2 April | 2pm (30 mins)

Jamie Marsh | Lee Carroll

This short webinar will provide an outline of NASC TG20:13 compliance sheets and handover certs.

Approved Document Part K : Guarding Containment and Low level Cills

3 April | 10am (30 mins)

Chris Bruin | Fiona Green | Leigh Jakeman

This short webinar provides an overview of the guidance in Approved Document Part K, focusing on requirement K2 and also includes NHBC Technical Extra 17. It clarifies when guarding is required and compliant design of that guarding. It includes guidance as to when a low level cill is considered climbable, and acceptable options to guard it.

Approved Document Part K : Stairs and handrails

3 April | 2pm (30 mins)

Chris Bruin | Fiona Green | Leigh Jakeman

This short webinar provides an overview of the guidance in Approved Document Part K, focusing on requirement K1 and also includes NHBC Technical Guidance Notes. It considers compliant design for safe stairs and tapered treads, along with when and how a handrail should be provided.

Brickwork Masterclass - Improving Masonry Construction in New Build

6 April | 10am

David Eaton | Dave Mooney | Leigh Jakeman

Designed to deliver knowledge on the most common brickwork issues found by our inspection teams. Showing examples in key areas of good practice and poor practice.

Approved Document Part M: Requirement M4 Category 2 and Category 3 Dwellings

6 April | 2pm (120 mins)

Chris Bruin | Fiona Green | Leigh Jakeman | Gary Jarvis

This substantial webinar provides an overview of the guidance in Approved Document M, focusing on requirement M4 and specifically meeting the Optional Requirements of Category 2 & 3 dwellings. It includes the governments FAQ guidance from September 2017.

A Complete Guide to Timber Frame Construction in New Build

7 April | 10am (120 mins)

David Eaton | Dave Mooney | Abdul Rashid

Details TBC

Pitched Roof including Flat Roofs

7 April | 2pm (120 mins)

Danny Massey | Lee Carroll | Michael Reeves

This webinar will keep you informed of the most common issues found by our inspectors during the construction of roofs. You will learn how to comply with NHBC requirements, reducing the risk of defects occuring after hand-over.

Approved Document Part B: Requirement B1 - Low Rise Fire Strategy

8 April | 10am (120 mins)

Chris Bruin | Fiona Green | Leigh Jakeman

This webinar provides an overview of the guidance in Approved Document B, focusing on requirement B1 such as means of escape strategies for low rise houses and flats and includes reference to the updated BS5839: 2019 for early warning systems.

Approved Document Part B: Requirement B3 - Low Rise Fire Stopping & Cavity Barriers

8 April | 2pm (120 mins)

Fiona Green | Chris Bruin | Leigh Jakeman

This webinar provides an overview of the guidance in Approved Document B, focusing on requirement B3, including fire resistance, fire stopping for compartmentation and also provision of cavity barriers. It will include guidance on the correct specification and installation of products.

Brickwork for Timber Frame Construction in New Build

9 April | 10am

Steve Chadwick | Dave Mooney

Details TBC

Brickwork Masterclass - Improving Masonry Construction in New Build

9 April | 2pm

Danny Massey | Ryan Forshaw

Designed to deliver knowledge on the most common brickwork issues found by our inspection teams.  Showing examples in key areas of good practice and poor practice.

Approved Document Part G: Requirement G3 - Unvented Hot Water Cylinders

10 April

Fiona Green | Chris Bruin

This short webinar provides an overview of the guidance in Approved Document G, focusing on requirement G3, including safety devices required, positioning of the tundish, correct labelling of the cylinder and commissioning.