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By doing such training , whether unemployed or employed through the Academy with a recognised qualification makes for more qualified people out there and empowering the people willing to learn and continue a path of learning .
Not only does the industry benefit but the kindred industries benefit from knowing that they can call on a qualified person to provide guidance . For example , in the plumbing industry when heat pumps and solar geysers need to be placed on roofs , the waterproofing can be unknowingly damaged , causing problems later for the customer . For developers employing qualified tradespeople for waterproofing will eliminate problems down the line . So , too with roof repairs .
There are many waterproofing products entering the South African market and not all are suitable for our weather conditions . The Academy takes the learner through the different types of materials , roof materials and installation techniques , as every job will be different , making the application different and the outcome different . For the kindred trades it can only be helpful if they either employ a qualified waterproofing person or work with a company that employs qualified people . All trades need to treat each other ’ s trade with respect and appreciate that while the one job is done there may well be a negative impact on another ’ s trade .
With a recognised training facility behind the company and employees , what can go wrong ?
Heat-fused waterproofing .
For more details on the course and the Academy , contact 011 760 2788 .
Simulated roofing area .
Slate roof .
Riding .
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