|Approximate Duration||1 day|
|Starting On||15th October 2021|
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The hot water systems and safety course is aimed at experienced plumbing and heating operatives who require a qualification in the installation, servicing and maintenance of domestic hot water systems. HWSS has been developed to ensure operatives comply with Approved Document G (ADG) 2010 when carrying out work on hot water systems. Training includes requirements for the installation of G3 Unvented Hot Water Systems and covers systems up to 500 litres capacity and 45kW power input.
The Hot Water Systems and Safety certificate is recognised by those Competent Person Schemes (CPS) approved to offer a self-certification scheme under ADG, enabling installers of hot water systems (including Unvented HWS) to self-certify the installation. A certificate in Hot Water Systems and Safety is also required by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies for those looking to be recognised for the installation of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems.
It is essential that HWSS candidates will be experienced in the installation of domestic cold and hot water systems. It is also essential that they hold one DCLG recognised competency in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, oil or solid fuel; or for those in the plumbing field an NVQ level 2 or equivalent plumbing qualification or experience. A basic knowledge of the WRAS Water (fittings) Regulations is desirable although this course is available separately. Candidates undertaking the course should also be conversant with the new Part G document which can be downloaded from the following link: Part G Building Document 2010
This courses is perfectly suited to persons working within the plumbing & Heating sectors looking to gain knowledge of hot water systems. Certification is proof of competence as required under the building regulations.
Materials and workmanship Any work to which a requirement of the Building Regulations applies must, in accordance with Part B of the Building Regulations, be carried out with suitable materials and in a workmanlike manner. You can comply with the requirements of Part B by following an appropriate British Standard or you may demonstrate that you have complied with those requirements by other suitable means, such as an acceptable British Board of Agrément Certificate, Quality Assurance Scheme, Independent Certification Scheme or Accredited Laboratory Test Certificate.
Be trained and assessed in the following areas:
Reading material is provided during the course
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