New online rooflight workshop

Following the success of its GQA-approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop launched earlier this year, Howells Patent Glazing has introduced a new online basic version.

Divided into three sections the online workshop examines elements of the complete practical workshop and contains assembly and installation information for the company’s slimline double-pitched rooflight, from flatpack to handover ready.

The e-learning experience is open to all but will most likely appeal to glaziers, rooflight installers and sales representatives, or those seeking an introduction to the fenestration industry.

Providing an insight into the construction of aluminium rooflights, and designed to improve technical and practical understanding, the online workshop comprises three videos and a short online assessment via email link. Those who achieve 70% or above will receive a Howells certificate of completion.

Successful participants will be able to explain the assembly process and limitations of a Howells flatpack rooflight; follow instructions using the installation guide; describe how to handle materials onsite; and understand the benefits of using the Howells Patent Glazing system.

Howells continues to offer the UK’s first GQA-approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop from its premises in Cradley Heath, Birmingham. The six-hour workshop is provided by GQA accredited trainers Aspire and sessions are held in accordance with the current government guidelines on coronavirus.

Trainees will learn about the components, assembly and installation of the company’s slimline rooflight, with hands-on experience. Successful completion of the GQA-approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop will result in a Howells certificate of attendance and, unlike the online workshop, the opportunity to gain a GQA certificate and skills card.