Peter Cox is a proud member of the British Structural Waterproofing Association – otherwise known as the BSWA – which is an association of skilled individuals that work within the structural waterproofing industry. (Our own membership is based on our specialism of basement waterproofing). The BSWA was established in 1992 and offers a variety of membership categories that will suit a range of skilled professionals.
Before we examine each of the membership categories, let’s take a closer look at the BSWA itself. The BSWA promotes five points all based around improving the standards of work inside the structural waterproofing industry. The five points are laid out below:
- The BSWA is committed to the promotion of training and professional qualifications for members involved in applying waterproofing systems.
- The BSWA will share its knowledge by producing its own publications such as Waterproofing Existing Basements and various site guides.
- The BSWA will promote high standards through construction authorities and the trade press.
- The BSWA will provide expert help and guidance for customers so they can find the best member to meet their requirements.
- THE BSWA is committed to the vetting of applicants to ensure members have the necessary skills and expertise to work efficiently in the structural waterproofing industry.
Becoming a Member
You can become a member of the BSWA if you are a: Distributor, Manufacturer, Contractor or Consultant. There is also a special membership option for contractors who have been trading for less than three years called Probationary Consultant membership.
Full members of the BSWA (Probationary members are not eligible) will be eligible to use the BSWA logo on their letters, vans, websites and advertising. The first step to becoming a member of the BSWA is to download an application form which is available from the BSWA website.
Perks of Becoming a Member
Apart from being able to add the BSWA logo to your literature, vehicles and advertisements through the BSWA you’ll also be able to access a variety of training courses and assessments.
These training courses will be able to ensure members of the BSWA maintain a high level of competence in their work and maintain a complete knowledge of the relevant codes of good practice. An NVQ level 2 qualification in Structural Waterproofing is also available for members to undertake.
As mentioned previously the BSWA publishes its own information guides that will be of great use to people working in the structural waterproofing industry. Apart from its own publications the BSWA also as a wide range of technical documents and guide books available in its technical library.
Being a member of the BSWA also provides insurance backed guarantees for its members and holds regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars on waterproofing existing basements.
Being a member also means that people will be able to find the services you offer through the BSWA website, meaning that joining the BSWA is also a great way to get customers to know about your business and the services you offer.
Read more about the BSWA at their website – http://www.thebswa.plus.com/