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Detailed Outline of Training - Single Ply Thermoplastic Roofing

Single Ply Thermoplastic Roofing

Time Ref. Manual
1) General Overview   
a. What is single ply (TP) roofing  
    i. Roof system types (looselaid, mech. fast., full adh.)  
    ii. Identify materials  
b. Major steps for installation  
0.5 hr 6, 6a
(383)
(387-389)
(385-386)
(357-358)
2) Identify Tools and Equipment 
a. Protective equipment, safety precautions  
b. Hand tools & safe practices  
c. Hoists    
3 hr  6, 2a, 1a
(139, 4, 5)
(386, 139-157)
(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) 
    Ė removing debris  
4 hr 5, 3a, 3b
(229-233), (389)
(233-237, 286-291)
5) Apply Thermoplastic Membrane  
a. Identify insulation materials  
    i. Draw and place insulation  
    ii. Protect (cover insulation)  
    iii. Gather & dispose of scrap  
b. Apply Membrane materials  
    - Mechanically fastened, full. Adhered, Looselaid  
c. Seams & welds  
d. Protected membrane  
5 hr 6a
(272-279, 320)

(44-45)
 

(390-392)
(393-394)
(412)

6) Edges and Flashings       (395-397)
7) PVC Application Tips - Doís and Doníts       (413-414)
8) Project Close Down  
a. Remove materials from roof  
    - Load materials on trucks or stockpile  
b. Remove debris, scrap  
c. Remove equipment  
d. Load onto trucks  
e. Clean stains, spills, etc.  
f. Remove protective equipment (ladders, etc.)  
1 hr  1a, 1e

(35-45, 1-4)
 
 
 

(101)

 Total   15.5 hr