Materials storage and protection


The purpose of training against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge to store and protect materials on site.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry


Minimum 3 learning hours


The purpose of training against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge to store and protect materials on site.

The scope includes:

  • Delivery and access points
  • Storage facility conditions; including safety, cleanliness, drainage, levelness and floor finish
  • Tools and equipment used for unloading, storing and protecting 
  • Handling
  • Manufacturers recommendations 
  • Protection during construction including hessian sacking and polythene 
  • Protection following construction

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, a basic knowledge of masonry terminology and techniques would be beneficial.


As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV.


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical training.


For the successful completion of training, the trainer will be required to make a declaration of the learner’s contribution during the course and that they are confident the learner has understood the content of the course.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


Non-mandatory refresher every 3 years

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to

Additional guidance to support learning outcome


Describe what an access point is and what to consider

Good site practice and workmanship

Describe what type of area you need to store bricks in and what is important to consider in regards to cleanliness, drainage, levelness and floor finish


Describe the qualities of brick and what they are susceptible to if care is not taken when storing and handling


Describe how to open a brick pack and how to prevent chippings and breakages


Describe what protection to use on brickwork during construction to prevent defects due to contamination, hot and cold temperatures


Discuss what staining of brickwork is and how to prevent it


Additional information about this standard

It is recommended that candidates receive a copy of Good site practice and workmanship when training to this standard.

This standard was written by the Association of Brickwork Contractors who deliver training against this standard through the ABC Assessment Centre. 

Any guidance or support with training to this standard can be sought from the Association of Brickwork Contractors.


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