The hot water safety training course is designed for those who wish to install vented and unvented domestic hot water storage systems, in line with appropriate Building Regulations and Standards.
The course provides the relevant knowledge and understanding required to install, commission or service vented or unvented cylinders (or any other mains water fed appliance) to self-certify their work in accordance with Part G3 of the Building Regulations.
Unvented hot water training and certification is a requirement for any plumber who wants to work on unvented hot water systems. Part G3 of the Building Regulations define unvented hot water systems as a “controlled service”. As such, it is a legal requirement that all unvented hot water installations are notified to the local Building Control department.
The course is aimed at individuals with a plumbing background or related trade interested in becoming involved in unvented and open-vented hot water systems.
The course requires candidates to have a knowledge and understanding of plumbing and heating systems and is ideally suited to existing plumbing engineers who should hold an NVQ in Plumbing at level 3 or equivalent (e.g. City & Guilds Advanced Craft) or who has suitable practical plumbing experience.
Plumbers currently practicing in industry, who do not hold an NVQ (or equivalent) but have suitable experience at this level, can also undertake this course.
Anyone who has previously held an unvented hot water certificate at any time in the past can undertake the Unvented Hot Water reassessment (ASSESSMENT ONLY), if they can provide evidence of this by way of a certificate or their operative's card.
Theory and some practical workshop
Practical assessment, multiple-choice and written question papers
Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a certificate of competence from CERT-AIN, the awarding body.
This will enable them to apply to join an appropriate competent persons scheme and self-certify the installation and commissioning of unvented and open-vented hot water cylinders and systems.
Candidates will be provided with a training pack
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