Entrance matting and matwell frame installation

The purpose of the training is to enable trainees to become competent installers of Entrance Matting, MatWell Frames and related products.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry


Minimum 4 days of 6 learning hours per day


The purpose of the training is to enable trainees to become competent installers of entrance matting, MatWell Frames and related products.


  • Different materials that can be used
  • Fitting MatWell Frames
  • Alter, shape and fit a single sided Entrance Flooring System (EFS)
  • Alter, shape and fit a double sided EFS
  • Negotiating requirements with main contractors/builders.
  • Retrospective refurbishment.

Occupational relevance

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

  • Operative and craft

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no formal candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard, but competency in using hand and power tools and some experience of working with screeds and levelling compounds are not essential but strongly recommended.


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 as a fitter
  • 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.


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

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 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.


Recommended Refreshment: HSE, other relevant codes of practice or industry card scheme criteria recommend that the candidate completes a refresher of his/her training (that is, to ensure their knowledge and/or skills are up to date) every 3 years.

Approval date

17 November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Fit a MatWell frame Outline different
  • Frame sizes and materials that can be used
  • Alter, shape and fit a single sided entrance flooring system (EFS)
  • Alter, shape and fit a double sided EFS
  • Describe how timing and cost pressures may affect fitting
  • Describe pitfalls and problems that are likely to be encountered along with mitigations
  • Describe requirements for refurbishment of areas for retrospective EFS installation
  • Negotiate their requirements with main contractors/builders of buildings

Additional information

Forbo maintain a register of candidates attending their entrance matting and MatWell framing installer courses.