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Pre-apprenticeship Training for Roofers
Detailed Outline of Training - Built-Up Roofing

Ongoing Training: Built-Up Roofing


 
Time Roofing Ref. Manual
1) General Overview
a. What is built-up roofing (BUR)
    i. Roof system types (inverted, conventional) 
    ii. Identify materials 
b. Weather limitations 
c. 4 major steps for installation 
0.5 hr  4a

(297-299, 317-321)
(298-299, 304)
(297)
(297, 300, 304)

2) Identify Tools and Equipment
a. Protective equipment 
b. Hand tools & safe practices 
c. Kettles & hot carriers 
    i. Handling hot bitumen 
d. Mechanical equipment 
e. Hoists 
3 hr 2a, 1a, 2c
(139, 4-5)
(139-158)
(17-28, 49-62)
(28-31, 158-161)
(14-16, 163-173)
(191-205)
3) Prepare the Work Site 
a. Moving equipment and supplies    
    i. Handling materials and load trucks  
    ii. Loading the roof    
2 hr 1a
(6-7)
(38-44)
(44-45)
4) Preparing the Deck  
a. Deck type (wood, steel etc.)  
b. Cleaning deck    
    - removing ice, snow, water (hazards)         
    - removing debris
c. Curbs, cants, joints  
d. Separation sheets, vapour retarders  
4 hr 3a, 3b
(229-233)
(233-237, 286-291)
 

(258-261)
(240-241, 265-273)

5) Apply BUR    
a. Draw vapour retarder, separation sheet
    i. Materials    
b. Identify insulation materials    
    i. Draw and place insulation
    ii. Protect (cover insulation)  
    iii. Gather & dispose of scrap
c. Apply membrane materials    
    i. Draw membrane materials
    ii. Protect membrane materials
    iii. Clean & dispose of scrap
d. Apply surfacing   
    i. Draw surfacing materials
    ii. Place surfacing materials
5 hr 1a, 3a, 4a

(265-273)
(272-279, 320)

(44-45)

(300-307, 317-318)
 
 

(315-317, 319-322)

6) Project Closedown         
a. Remove materials from roof
    i. Load materials on trucks or stockpile    
b. Remove debris, scrap
c. Remove equipment
    i. Load onto trucks
d. Clean stains, spills etc.
e. Remove protective equipment (ladders etc.)    
1 hr 1a, 1e

(35-34, 1-4)
 
 
 

(101)

Total:   15.5 hr