The team at STEPs have announced the latest in their suite of online courses, entitled “Inspecting Drylining Finishes – The Facts”.

The course is aimed at anyone who has to “snag” drywall finishes, or whose work is directly impacted by the inspection process and who needs to know the facts behind the subject.

Drylining operatives, supervisors and managers, finishing inspectors and clerk of works, package managers overseeing drywall contracts, designers and specifiers will all benefit from successful completion of this course.

Those involved in the drylining sector understand the problems and pitfalls that arise from snagging of drywall systems, and many will have suffered the difficulties from incorrect or unfair inspection techniques being applied.

This e-learning program covers the topic in depth, including:

  • The British Standards: what are they and what do they stipulate?
  • Measuring finished work: how to do it and what to look for – and how NOT to do it!
  • Understanding the tolerances and the implications for clients
  • Judging finished work against the correct criteria
  • Assessment of finishes and which factors affect the decisions of the designer, installer and inspector.

This is a much misunderstood subject and can lead to protracted discussions, re-working and disputes if all parties are not familiar with the correct rules and guidelines.

This course will be available from September 2021 but early bird bookings are now being taken, with a reduced rate of £25 (normal course price £35) if booked before 31 July.  To book, visit the STEPs Digital website – the course will go live on 1 September.

For more information click here.