Course type: Classroom & Workshop
Estimated course length: 1 Day
Certificate expiration: 5 year(s)
Cost: £140 + VAT
Skills Training Group’s Hot Water Systems and Safety (HWSS) course replaces the unvented hot water course and covers all hot water systems.
Updated due to the recently revised G3 Building Regulation, the HWSS course features the original content of the old unvented hot water systems training, plus the new requirements under G3 for both vented and unvented systems.
Training and assessment takes place over one day with candidates doing slightly different assessments depending on whether they require initial assessment or re-assessment.
Operatives who hold the pre-existing Unvented Hot Water certificate, which is no longer being issued by Logic Certification, are eligible to do re-assessment.
The HWSS course is recognised by Competent Person Schemes (CPS) approved to offer self-certification under Approved Document G.
The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual.
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.
DO I NEED THIS COURSE?
The initial assessment is designed for operatives who do not have an up to date Unvented Hot Water Systems certificate.
Re-assessment is for candidates whose qualification has expired within the last 12 months.
The course covers both vented and unvented hot water systems training, covering the following topics:
- Installation and safety
- Regulations, standards and guidelines
- Theory of hot water expansion
- Principles of hot water storage
- Design considerations
- Components and function
- Safety controls, discharge and integration
- Maintenance and servicing
Upon successful course completion, candidates will be issued with a HWSS certificate from LCL Awards.