Hot Water Systems & Safety (inc. unvented hot water)

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

Course Duration – 1 Day

List Price – £220 + vat
(includes all training material, training, assessment, certification fees and lunch)

This course is valid for up to 5 years.

Previous certificates must be produced at the time of assessment as evidence.

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

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

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.

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