Course Outline

We provide various levels of training that will benefit all estimators or sales staff irrespective of previous training or experience. For less experienced staff there are numerous practical exercises designed to suit the abilities of the target audience which will build confidence in an area many sales people find daunting. At a more advanced level even experienced. estimators find our courses stimulating because it requires them to re-think the principles of “adding a bit for luck” for complex installations and ensure compliance with British Standards.






Venue

In-house only. This programme can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual companies. For information about IN-HOUSE training please telephone 01480 471476 or click on the IN-HOUSE TRAINING tab to the left of this page.


Who will benefit?

This highly comprehensive programme is designed specifically for new and experienced estimators and contains many practical exercises on more complex installations. This includes pattern matching in adjoining areas and patterned carpets on hall, stairs and landings, as well as planning bordered carpet installations. It will teach a new estimator to confidently provide accurate quotes quickly. Even experienced estimators find the course a challenge since it requires them to re-examine their normal working practices and will take them to a new level of ability.


Objectives

By the end of the course the delegates will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the requirements of BS5325 (The British Standard Code of Practice for the Installation of Textile Floorcoverings) and how it impacts on manufacturers' guarantees.
  • Have identified what equipment is needed to measure in a variety of practical situations.
  • Have identified what Customer needs must be considered prior to measuring and planning any domestic installation.
  • Have identified what carpet characteristics must be considered prior to measuring and planning any domestic installation.
  • Have practised the key skills required to accurately plan a variety of locations including hall, stairs and landings using plain carpet or patterned carpets.
  • Have demonstrated their competence to plan a variety of locations including hall, stairs and landings using plain and patterned carpet by completing a series of practical exercises.
  • Have demonstrated their competence to plan a variety of locations using bordered carpets by completing a series of practical exercises.
  • Have produced a personal action plan to improve or maintain future performance.

Style

The course is based on practice and participation with formal teaching kept to a minimum. The concepts are reinforced by exercises which are relevant to measuring and planning performance.