There is also an F (Fail) whereby the applicant has failed to demonstrate the required standard of knowledge or skill and will not be accepted as a member.Becoming accepted as an LCA member though is not the end of the assessment programme, as all LCA members must continue to regularly submit their work as part of an annual vetting programme.
Directed by the Chairman of the Vetting Committee, Council members voluntarily conduct assessments of members’ work, the frequency being determined by the previous vetting grade achieved. Existing members continue to be graded the same way as new applicants.
Any member that cannot maintain the minimum standard and subsequently “fails” their vet is ultimately required to withdraw from membership.
The vetting programme cannot be avoided, as any member unable to provide appropriate examples of their workmanship for vetting is not allowed to feature in the annual directory, which is the main promotional opportunity for members. (click here to get your copy)
All vetting grades now appear alongside the details of each member in the LCA Directory of Specialist Leadwork Contractors, which is distributed free to architects, surveyors, specifiers, main contractors and clients.
Any member continually unable to provide appropriate examples of their workmanship is ultimately required to withdraw from the Association
|Ungraded – Please note: It is compulsory for LCA members to attend one of the technical seminars held each year to ensure they remain up to date. Members that do not attend these Continuing Professional Development events are penalised by having their vetting grades reduced. Those already on the minimum grade are reclassified as “Ungraded”.|