Industry Leading Providers of Technical Support and Training for Lead Sheet Users in construction.
The Lead Sheet Association (LSA) is the foremost independent technical authority on the design, specification and application of rolled lead sheet in construction. The Association also promotes the use of lead sheet manufactured to BS EN 12588: 2006 on behalf of its Members and has been helping the construction industry for over 85 years.
The LSA has accumulated a wealth of information of many years and provides a range of Technical Information to Architects, Surveyors, Contractors and Specifiers, including:
- The LSA Pocket Guide
- AutoCad Drawings:
- Health and Safety Information
This information is FREE of charge. More detailed information can be found in the Rolled Lead Sheet – The Complete Manual, which is the essential reference point for specifiers and users of rolled lead sheet. LSA Technical Officers are also available for consultation on specific projects: 01622 872432 and will provide in-depth advice.
Training & CPD
The LSA is also at the forefront of Technical Training and expertise for those working in construction using lead and hard metals. At its purpose-built training centre in Kent, the LSA runs a range of courses for metal workers, specifiers, surveyors, contractors and conservationists. These include:
- Basic Bossing and Welding
- City and Guilds 6055 Leadworkers’ Certificate
- Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes (SAP) in Lead and in Hard Metals
- On-site Assessment and Training (OSAT)
- Heritage Roof/Lead and Hard Metals Level 3
- Hard Metal Courses (Copper, Zinc & Stainless Steel)
It also works with a list of accredited satellite centres around the UK where some of the courses are available.
The LSA has recently worked with some key organisations in the construction industry to examine more closely the properties and benefits of using lead, particularly in relation to its economic, technical and environmental characteristics. The research identified some key points which might often be overlooked. Download the Research Summary and Comparative tables here. It has also produced a short film called ‘The truth about lead’, which encapsulates some of those findings in a succinct and entertaining way. Why not take a look?