Council for Aluminium in Building

Introduction

There has never been a greater need to increase the skill sets within the £110bn UK Construction sector which contributes 7% of GDP. In addition, according to RICS the shortfall in the number of skilled construction workers in the UK is currently at its highest point since 2007 and it is estimated that 200,000 workers will need to be recruited by the end of 2020.

With this shortfall in mind, CAB formed a Training Committee within the membership, whose objectives have been to: –

• Raise competency levels
• Develop standardisation of basic knowledge and best practice
• Ensure a consistency of CSCS Card Achievement
• Ensure those installing aluminium systems are qualified in their field

In partnership with CSCS and GQA Qualifications, the awarding body who specialise in qualifications for the Fenestration Industry, the CAB Training Committee has developed a route to gaining a newly created CAB Curtain Walling Installers CSCS Card. An essential element of the process is CAB’s 1-day Curtain Walling Essential Knowledge Course.