Grantham based retreader Vacu-Lug has been entering candidates for the RMA’s City & Guilds examinations for Part 1 Retread Workshop Practice for many years and has reported considerable success for the ten candidates it entered in this year’s examination, in particular for Jason Humphries, who not only achieved a Distinction pass, but was awarded the highest mark throughout the UK.
Vacu-Lug Triumph with City and Guilds
There were also two Credit passes awarded to Dave Alsop and Elaine Dable.
The City and Guilds Part 1 Retread Workshop Practice qualification consists of two mock examinations prior to the final examination. The undertaking of the qualification allows employees within the industry to further increase their knowledge of retreading and gain added skills which can be utilised within their day-to-day practices.
The programme of study is made up of twelve sections including construction, marking and legislation and the stages of the retread process through to rubber technology.