Richard Miller of the NFRC gave a detailed presentation on the new RoofCERT accreditation scheme which is being launched this year. The aim of the scheme is to professionalise the roofing sector by accrediting the skilled roofers who carry out tasks safely and to the highest standards. In time this should help drive out the unskilled and unsafe ‘cowboys’ who give the industry a bad reputation. RoofCERT will be a register of qualified, skilled individuals – it will not accredit companies. Each individual will need to pass a technical competency test specific to the roofing discipline they work in and will need to attend mandatory training courses. See www.roofcert.co.uk for all the lastest information onthe scheme and to register your interest.