[Johannesburg, 11 September 2017]: 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, in September.

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 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:


  • Occupational health and safety
  • Truss layout
  • Truss member components
  • Hand and power tools and their uses
  • Fixing components
  • Truss erection and spacing
  • Batten layout and calculation
  • Cross bracing installation
  • Reasons for tortional buckling and how to avoid them
  • Preparation and sign-off compliance

Date: 21 & 22 September 2017
Time: 08:30-16:00
Cost: R350 per delegate per day
Minimum 10 delegates
Includes assessments and provision of certificates
Venue: Northlink College, Proton Road, Belhar
Presented by: Vincent Van Ouden – Truss Engineer
Facilitated by: Jeromé O’Ryan – ETDP Accredited Assessor

For more information or to secure your place in the upcoming Roof Erector Training, contact Jeromé on Jerome@osbp.co.za or 021 801 1020 or Vincent on vincent@elegantroofing.co.za or 021 931 1240.