AMR recognises that contractors often have skills and expertise in a broad range of areas and general roofers can be highly competent in lots of ways.
However, when vetting applicants, it is difficult to determine which areas they excel in, without vetting applicants on separate disciplines.
For this reason, our vetting process is carried out on a specific specialist area.
Companies are invited to apply to be listed in multiple specialist member categories but each area of expertise is vetted separately with a specific specialist vetting officer carrying out on site project assessment for a given specialist skill.
This ensures that members truly are skilled in each separate specialist area in which they are listed within the association.
Another unique factor in our methods is not just what we do with our members who successfully pass our vetting process, but what we do to support the contractors who do not.
If an applicant does not meet the criteria to be invited to join the Association of Master Roofers, we then offer support and guidance to the company to help mentor and support them with a view to scheduling a second vetting at a later time.
This can be as simple as offering support and industry signposting for Health and Safety practices, all the way through to business mentoring and staff training.
Our vetting officers will give a schedule of goals and timeframes to the applicant and work with them to help bullet point areas which need improvement before finally rescheduling a second vetting.
Because our aims are to improve the overall standards of UK roofing, we strive to create an inclusive mindset for all contractors operating in the sector.
Secondly we ask an elected person or persons at the applicant company to be involved in a professional discussion with our vetting officer.
This involves a 1 hour conversation where the vetting officer will ask industry specific questions about use of materials, technique and method and also questions about the professional attributes of the applicant company.