In the firm belief that the best tradesmen in the memorial industry are always looking for ways to increase their overall practical skills and level of job knowledge, BRAMM is launching a new, more advanced training course for those who already hold a BRAMM Fixer Licence, an NVQ Level 2 ~ Stonemasonry ~ Fixing and Securing Memorials or comparable memorial trade based qualification. The new AFM (Advanced Fixer Mason Licence) qualification is designed to be the ‘next step up’ which is why it is aimed at the more experienced fixer mason.
It is basically a four hour ‘theory only’ certificated course and is designed for a minimum of four candidates. It is usually held at a ‘classroom venue’ as close as possible to the candidate group’s work locations to make it more accessible and more convenient by minimizing overall travelling times. The courses will be delivered by one of BRAMM’s Training & Assessment Team under the umbrella of OCN (WM) as featured in the Spring Edition of BRAMM News.
Much of the information on the course is aimed at those with the responsibilities associated with the role of a ‘Fixer Team Leader’ and covers the knowledge base required to competently erect more complex memorials including various types of foundations in relation to cemetery ground conditions, the correct fixing of kerb sets, cross and die sets, book sets, mouse traps, enclosures, sunken, flush, internal and external cover slabs, dealing with modern and older vaults, understanding the requirements of working in confined spaces, team lifting methodology, the Burial Authority documentation required, etc.
In addition, the course also deals with Health & Safety legislation, Risk Assessments, Personal Protective Equipment, COSHH, etc. and is followed by a written test based upon the information given during the session.
One of the main advantages of this course is that it will meet BRAMM’s CPD (Continuous Professional Development) requirements so it will be a win/win situation for all successful candidates who will also receive and up-dated BRAMM AFM Fixer Licence and a Certificate of AFM Achievement.
The cost of the AFM Course is £150 per candidate if the Course has five (5) candidates or less. However, if the Course has six (6) or more candidates, the cost per candidate is reduced to £135 per candidate for all the candidates on the Course.
If you’re interested in adding to your skills, job knowledge and qualifications with the Advanced Fixer Mason Course then get in touch with the BRAMM office and we’ll provide more information. Think BRAMM, Think Professional.