Logic Certification has developed an unvented hot water re-assessment programme for heating engineers whose qualification is set to expire in the near future. The scheme is initially being piloted before it is rolled-out to all Logic Certification training assessment centres later in the year.
The programme is aimed at those who currently hold a five-year expiring qualification or one of the ‘evergreen’ certificates issued by certification bodies, such as BPEC and CITB, which have recently had an expiry date set.
Mark Krull, Sales and Marketing Director at Logic Certification, commented: “Engineers will currently find themselves receiving notices stating that their unvented hot water certification is up for renewal or that their evergreen ticket will no longer be valid at a set date. It is vital to the industry that engineers maintain their level of knowledge, particularly with regards to the safety issues surrounding this technology. Our re-assessment scheme simply updates them on the key changes in regulations and best practice, as well as the new methods and materials that are now in place.”
Course content will cover new developments in the industry, the need for annual servicing and maintenance, controls, discharge pipework routing, and materials.
The course has been developed in conjunction with Roy Oxley, national training manager for MTS Group, the leading unvented cylinder manufacturer, and will be delivered over half a day, inclusive of a short assessment. The paper will take the format of a multiple-choice questionnaire, and successful attendees will receive a certificate and ID card valid for five years.
Logic Certification also delivers a comprehensive unvented hot water training and assessment package. Visual training material in the form of a PowerPoint presentation and a candidate workbook is provided for centres to enhance the course presentation.
The course is recognised by CORGI for entry to their plumbing Competent Persons Scheme (CPS), which enables installers of unvented cylinders to self-certify the installation and have CORGI notify the local building control.