About the SITMA Scheme


Ownership

The SITMA Scheme is not owned by any company or entity. SITMA is part of the Building Compliance Testers Association and is a founding member. The SITMA Directors are all non-executive and voluntary, apart from Barry Cope – Scheme Manager and David Pickavance – SITMA Chair of the Board of Directors.

Scope

SITMA operates a voluntary registered testers scheme providing 3rd party certification to individuals as being competent to carry out sound insulation testing in accordance with BS EN ISO 140-4, BS EN ISO 140-7 with calculations conducted in accordance with BS EN ISO 717-1 and BS EN ISO 717-2, ensuring that all individuals (and therefore their respective organisations) operate to the high standards SITMA expects.

Minimum Requirements

As a minimum, all SITMA members must:

  • Hold both PI and PL insurance.
  • Own or rent fully UKAS calibrated sound insulation testing kit.
  • be subject to unannounced audits (typically 2-3 per year).
  • Record and report their tests using the Lodgement Portal
  • Be trained independently through the Institute of Acoustics / Solent University CCBAM or demonstrate advance prior knowledge and/or experience (APEL)

Entry Requirements

SITMA allows 2 routes for testers to gain access into the scheme:

  • Entry via Approved Training Partner course examination (This is usually post attendance of the training course)
  • Entry via APEL (Direct to Assessment)
    • Any applicant can apply to join the SITMA scheme by APEL, however failed attempts to join will result in further assessment fees.

For the full entry requirements, please click here

SITMA Lodgement Portal

Recording tests on the SITMA Lodgement Portal is mandatory for all testers. The Lodgement Portal ensures accurate testing and is required as part of the certification. The Lodgement system saves SITMA members time by:

  • Being able to take data directly from the sound level meter or conversion software to create full reports
  • Support the certification requirements of the member to provide a smooth certification process.

SITMA Staff

SITMA employs experienced sound insulation testers and acoustic consultants that conduct the auditing, including Lee Thompson, who is employed solely to conduct audits, all day, every day, ensuring testers maintain the high quality that is expected of them.

Membership

Interested in becoming a member? why not speak to us. +44(0)1494 358159 or click here to apply directly.

Fees

Please click this link to view the annual and Lodgement fees