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Draught proofers make sure buildings are properly ventilated without losing heat or wasting energy.
Salaries typically range depending on location and overtime. Self-employed draught proofers set their own pay rates.
You don’t neccessarily need specific qualifications for this job but employers may want you to have Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s, GCSEs in Maths and English, or their equivalent such as the Welsh Baccalaureate. A qualification in general construction such as a Level 2 BTEC First Certificate is an advantage, but many people have no previous training or qualifications.
You are trained by working under the supervision of an experienced installer. You also take short courses offered by the product manufacturers. To become a fully trained installer takes between three and six months.
A relevant on-the-job qualification is a Level 2 SVQ/NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Draught-proofing. It covers health and safety, moving, handling and storing resources and installing draught proofing to openings.
For further information visit the National Insulation Association website
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