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Hot Water Systems & Safety (G3 Unvented Hot Water)

£295.00 ex VAT

Hot Water Systems & Safety (Unvented hot water)

Sector Plumbing, Heating
Qualification Title Hot Water Systems & Safety (inc. Unvented Hot Water)
LCL Qualification Code HWSS
Qualification Certificate Expiry 5 years
Guided Learning Hours 1-2 days (including home study of Approved Document G)

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 hot water systems. HWSS has been developed to ensure operatives are aware of how to comply with Approved Document G (ADG) 2016 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 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.

Learners will Be trained and assessed in the following areas:

Regulations, standards and guidelines
Theory of understanding of expansion of hot water (HW)
Principles of HW storage
Design considerations
Components and function
Safety controls, discharge and integration
Installation of HW systems
Maintenance and servicing of HW systems including
Unvented HWS
Health and safety considerations

Prerequisites:
It is essential that HWSS candidates will be experienced in the installation of 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

Preferred Course Date

Category: COURSE DURATION: 1-2 Days

Assessment method:

Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods; including multiple choice, short written response and scenario questions and observed practical tasks.

A re-assessment route is available for those candidates returning to renew their qualification.

Related qualifications:

Water Regulations

Air Source Heat Pump Systems (non-refrigerant circuits) 

Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in Dwellings

Related downloads:

Part G Building Document 2010

Related links and support material:

Hot Water Association

Course Schedule Hemel Hempstead

2024
14th
Aug
23rd
Sep
16th
Oct
6th
Nov
2nd
Dec

Course Schedule London

2024
27th
Jul
5th
Aug
31st
Aug
9th
Sep
19th
Oct
4th
Nov
30th
Nov

Assessment method:

Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods; including multiple choice, short written response and scenario questions and observed practical tasks.

A re-assessment route is available for those candidates returning to renew their qualification.

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) course is for heating and plumbing installers who need to gain the knowledge of the Water Regulations (1999)

Downloadable resources for Hot Water Systems & Safety (G3 Unvented Hot Water) course

File Download Water-Regs-1999-3 Download file