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A mixture of theory-based and practical learning for experienced plumbers and heating engineers
Viva Training’s Hot Water Systems & Safety course is for experienced plumbers and heating engineers, focusing on the servicing and maintenance of domestic hot water systems, including the installation of unvented systems.
Recognised by Competent Person Schemes (CPS), successful candidates will be able to self-certify hot water system installation.
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Unvented hot water course details:
Training takes place at our Halifax centre and is a mixture of theory-based and practical learning. At the end of the course there’s a multiple-choice examination and a practical assessment.
Here’s what we cover:
- System design
- Principles of hot water storage
- Regulations, standards & guidelines
- Installation, commissioning and servicing unvented hot water cylinders
- Fault finding
- Components and function
- Safety controls, discharge and integration
- Maintenance and servicing of hot water systems
- Health and safety considerations
The Hot Water Systems and Safety certificate is recognised by Competent Person Schemes, (CPS), enabling installers to self-certify their installations.
Training includes instruction on the installation of G3 Unvented Hot Water Systems, with a capacity of up to 500 litres and a 45kW power input. Candidates will learn how to comply with Approved Document G (ADG) 2016 in relation to working on hot water systems.
What are the pre-requisites for taking the hot water systems & safety course?
Candidates should already be experienced in the installation of domestic cold and hot water systems. Heating engineers should hold a competency in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, oil or solid fuel, recognised by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Plumbers need to hold the equivalent of an NVQ Level 2.
Basic knowledge of the WRAS Water Regulations is also desirable.
How long is the unvented hot water course?
This course takes approximately one day to complete.
The Hot Water Systems & Safety course certificate is valid for five years.
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