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Detailed Outline of Training - Hot Rubberized Roofing

Hot Rubberized (HR) Roofing


Time Ref. Manual
1) General Overview 
a. What is hot rubberized (HR) roofing 
    i. Roof system types (inverted) 
    ii. Identify materials 
b. Major steps for installation 
0.5 hr  4b
(297-299,317-321)
(298-299, 304,330)
(330-332, 335)
(330-336)
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, 4b
(139, 4-5)
(139-158)
(17-28, 158-161)
(28-31, 49-62)
(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 (concrete) 
b. Cleaning deck 
    - removing ice, snow, water (hazards) 
    - removing debris 
c. Priming deck 
4 hr 3a, 3b
(230-231)
(233-237, 286-291)
 

(331)

5) Apply HR
a. Draw and apply hot rubber 
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. Roof edges & joints 
e. Apply surfacing 
    i. Draw surfacing materials
    ii. Place surfacing materials
5 hr 1a, 3a, 4a
(330-333)
(272-279, 320)
(330, 335)
(44-45)

(300-307, 317-318)
 
 

(333-334)
(335, 336)

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

(35-45, 1-4)
 
 

(101)

Total     15.5 hr