BRAMM offers a Fixer Test for experienced fixers only. This is a one-day test which involves both a theory and a practical element. The Assessor will come to your location to undertake the test. To apply, please first read the Essential Candidate Information so you know what to expect: BFL _ B2 – Pre-Assessment Candidate Information _ 1.1.2021
After this, please complete the Fixer Test Application Form: BFL _ B1 – Profile, Application and Decrelation _ 1.1.2021 and e-mail this into BRAMM with an electronic photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that in order to be able to take the Fixer Test you MUST belong to a BRAMM registered business – either your own business or as an employee or a sub contractor.
The cost of the test is currently £495 for one candidate or £395 for two or more candidates undertaking the test at the same location at the same time on the same day and who apply at the same time.
You can pay this by bank transfer or by cheque. Our bank details can be found on our ‘Memorial Masons’ tab on the Home Page.
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.
Fixers must renew their licences every three years by undertaking CPD. Our CPD is now a free online test. Your company will be automatically emailed the link to the test before your licence expiry date. Fixers must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 25 to pass the test. Once passed, please email or post us a photo and we will renew your licence for you.
Alternatively you can undertake your own CPD but you must supply details of the course content and the training company to BRAMM in advance of doing this. Please see CPD topics listed under the BRAMM Licensed Fixer Documents in the ‘Useful Documents‘ section.
Please get in touch if you have any questions at email@example.com or on 01452 346741.