The new OSHA Fire Safety Training Porgram for Roof Mechanics is a fully OSHA compliant safety training program that covers the concepts required in the official NRCA/MRCA Certified Roofing Torch Applicator (CERTA) program plus the OSHA requirements that you must follow. If you are not CNA insured through the NRCA then this program saves you a significant amount of money and is also available in Virtual, Instructor Led Training Sessions.
Like the CERTA training program, OSHA Fire Safety is ideal for contractors whose work involves torch applications. The OSHA full-day program trains roof system installers on the safe use of roofing torches used to apply polymer-modified bitumen roofing products. OSHA training highlights the differences between the minimum OSHA requirements and the more rigorous CERTA training. It shows how proper roof system configuration design and application techniques can result in fire-safe installations.
RST continues to work with the MRCA and the NRCA to make sure this program is up-to-date and of the highest quality.
If you a NEED a CERTA Authorized Training and are required to produce CERTA Applicator Authorization cards, please skip to the next page.
There is no comparable training program offered by anyone else in the roofing industry!
New this year.....
The NRCA & CNA Insurance have decided to restrict CERTA torch training to in-person sessions only.
OSHA Fire Safety is still available as a Virtual, Instructor Led Training (VILT) session that can be held at your convenience and at about 1/2 the cost of in-person training.
Both the OSHA Fire Safety and CERTA Courses are offered in English and in Spanish. Schedules are convenient and cost effective.
The first part of the training is a 5 hour classroom based webinar where you are presented with the most up to date information and program requirements. New and previously certified participants all attend the same classes.
Fire Safety Program Materials and Mockup guide will provide all of the information you will need to conduct a successful webinar based training session!
Watch the video below and see how the the most common roof details are presented in a training mockup and what you will need to do to complete the hands-on evaluation for your crews.
Its straight forward and designed to be used by everyone!
Have more questions - just call!
If you are interested in the Webinar based CERTA training this 28 Minute Video will walk you through the steps of the Hands-On practical evaluation process.
The small flame at the lower right hand corner of the screen demonstrates the "visible" flame of a standard field roofing torch. This is the torch at its most common setting. What you see is about 24 inches of a conical shaped flame.
The infra-red camera image is of the same flame. As you can see the "hottest" part of the flame in yellow is more than 5 times the size of the flame you can see. This flame area averages 1800 degrees Fahrenheit
The side by side comparison shows the torch user exactly why this CERTA program is a "must have" for roofing torch users. This is an example of information the MRCA's program provides cannot be found anywhere else!
Here are all of the documents required when you participate in a Webinar based training Seminar!