Responsibility resides with all parties involved in a construction project. Whether it is a specification writer or a contractor, a person has a duty of care to assess the hazards and health and safety issues associated with a product or the works, and to design out, or greatly reduce so far as is reasonably practicable, any risk involved in its implementation. This responsibility is highlighted under the Construction Design and Management Regulation (CDM) guidance, which states:
“The person who selects products for use in construction is a designer and must take account of health and safety issues arising from their use. If a product is purpose-built, the person who prepares the specification is a designer, and so are manufacturers if they develop a detailed design.
As a manufacturer, Icopal understands these responsibilities, and is committed to advocating safety best practice principles through our products and their application, and in providing a roof survey and specification service, promote safe installation methodology with our approved contractors and in accordance with the NFRC Safe2Torch campaign.
Our technical service offers comprehensive project support throughout the whole design and consultation process. Our team of Technical Managers are committed to providing the most appropriate solution for the project at hand, one which is both practical and cost effective.
The Area Technical Manager will undertake a detailed roof survey and produce a roof condition report with photographic record, and will highlight those at-risk areas if a gas torch was to be used. A recommended course of action will then be provided.
Consultation and Site Survey
Our experienced team of Area Technical Managers are on hand to offer professional advice:
- The appropriate design for the roof build-up and building use, and a recommendation of the correct waterproofing system and interface detailing.
- Detailed existing site surveys, including photographic record.
- Clear identification of risk zones.
- Core samples and moisture content readings.
- Rooflight replacement programme.
A bespoke specification will be provided and will specify the best waterproofing to suit the type of project, needs and budget, and may include detail drawings, tapered insulation schemes, thermal and condensation analysis, drainage and wind uplift calculations.
To discuss your project in more detail or to obtain a bespoke specification please contact a Local Icopal Area Manager .
Alternatively our head office technical support team can be contacted on: 0161 865 4444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org