Guidance on the go
We’ve outlined the ‘why’ when it comes to the importance of the right insulation solution, but with frequent building code changes it takes time and guidance to keep up to standard.
If you are looking for the ‘how’, ICANZ has the knowledge and resources to help builders and trades stay on top of changes to insulation requirements.
Since cost-effective training is essential, and residential builders and trades are often on the road between jobs, the council recently released installation videos located on a free app, which are perfect for on-the-go training – in down time or even as a regular toolbox talk program.
Not only does the app house and deliver the content, but it also has a downloadable e-form included that can be used to provide evidence of as a record staff training, and a useful record as part of potentially site inductions, and/or adhering to site safety practices for the correct and safe installation of insulation.
The app training is broken down into four modules, inclusive of 14 short videos, plus links to the ICANZ Handbook and industry contacts. Each video episode is followed by self-test questions to assess the viewer’s comprehension and understanding of the material – vital to ensuring the educational component has been successful. Once the viewer has answered the questions, the results are stored in the app under their unique profile, for revision or the all-important proof of the training later.
The modules are designed to be distributed easily amongst work groups, by sharing the QR code or forwarding the information by text or email.
‘We are incredibly proud of being able to create this cutting edge educational tool,’ Dennis says. ‘It’s visual, mobile – and it’s free.’ And that is a rarity these days.
Getting your insulation jobs right the first time will go a long way towards helping to create lasting value for homeowners and occupants – and happy customers mean positive referrals and testimonials for your business.
This article was compiled with contributions from ICANZ.