Roof Erector Training, hosted by On Site Best Practice (OSBP), specialists in training for the waterproofing and roofing industries, will be taking place at Northlink College in Belhar, Cape Town, from 18 to 19 October 2018. 

The Roof Erector Training offers an interactive learning space for delegates to engage with theory and practical team activities, and will be of particular value to industry business owners, construction tradespeople, foremen, site supervisors, trade hands and any individuals seeking to explore and better understand roofing best practice. The training takes place over two days and includes theory on the first day with a practical component on the second.

Proceedings will be facilitated by Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) approved training provider, Jeromé O’Ryan, who is also an Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) accredited assessor. The training will include an assessment and provision of certificates upon successful completion.

The Roof Erector Training course is an extract of South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) ID 24295 and trainees will be assessed by OSBP and moderated by TVET Colleges nationally.

Course outline:

DAY 1: Theoretical

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Truss design, components, configuration  and layout
  • Fixing components, bracing
  • Batten/purlin layout and calculation

Day 2: Practical

  • Roof plan/drawing interpretation
  • Truss erection and spacing
  • Batten/purlin installation
  • Bracing installation
  • Reasons for torsional buckling and how to avoid

Date: 18-19 October 2018
Time: 08:30-16:00
Cost: R500 per delegate per day
What to bring: Suitable PPE, tools, pen & paper
Minimum 10 delegates
Includes assessments, provision of certificates and a snack lunch.
Venue: Northlink College, Proton Road, Belhar
Presented by: Vincent Van Ouden, Truss Engineer and Izak Berger, Truss Designer
Facilitated by: Jeromé O’Ryan – ETDP Accredited Assessor

For more information or to secure your place in the upcoming Roof Erector Training, email Tracy on