With an objective to drive product innovation and enhance quality, the Structural Timber Association’s latest initiative has been developed in partnership with CITB and Edinburgh Napier University. The Competency Programme for Timber Frame Manufacturers is a training scheme developed to provide validation of the skills and competences of experienced timber frame manufacturers, together with raising the skill levels of young entrants to the timber frame industry.
The Manufacturing Workbooks have been produced as a series of training modules covering Health and Safety, Knowledge and Practical Skills, which can be completed in the workplace or as part of a college based learning programme. The workbooks are aimed at timber frame manufacturers and all staﬀ who are involved in the manufacturing of timber frame. Covering the key responsibilities that timber frame manufacturers are expected to meet, the modules encompass such topics as goods inwards, cutting of materials, assembling timber frame components, using mechanised and automated manufacturing equipment together with quality controls and preparing the timber frame products for despatch.
Are you eligible to participate in this Scheme?
- Your company must be a member of the STA [If you are not currently a member, click here to enquire about membership]
- You must be involved in the manufacturing process of timber frame
Once you have completed the registration form, you will be
able to access the Timber Frame Manufacturing Workbooks via the members area - click here to login.
Once logged in, you will be able to download the Workbooks:
- Manufacturing Health and Safety Workbook (PDF)
- Manufacturing Knowledge Workbook (PDF)
- Manufacturing Practical Skills Workbook (PDF)
Once you have completed the three Workbooks, login to your members area and click 'I have completed the Manufacturing Workbooks and I would like to download my certificate’.
This request will be granted once your supervisor/manager, confirms you have completed the Workbooks to a satisfactory level.
You will be notified by the system, once your certificate is available to download.NB: These completed Workbooks must be retained in the event of your company being audited for STA Assure.
For more information or if you are having problems accessing your members area, please contact:
Direct: 07889 702559
Skills and Education Lead for STA
Direct: 0844 815 9981