CIPHE launches virtual reality CPD courses

CIPHE launches virtual reality CPD courses

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), and manufacturers including AKW, Altecnic, Danfoss Controls, Fabdec, Polypipe, Salamander Pumps and Worcester Bosch, are launching a series of new 3D virtual reality (VR) continuing professional development (CPD) resources.

The brand new techtalkVR and techtalkCPD content will cover a wide variety of topics including training on s plan and y plan wiring, augmented gas boiler servicing and more. The initiative is also supported by CIPHE member and independent consultant, Mike Lee, who has helped to create a legionella risk management VR course, as part of the series. Upon completion, CIPHE members will have the ability to achieve accredited CPD points and digital badges for validation.

Paul Harmer, Technical Director for the CIPHE, commented: “The beauty of VR technology is that it can be accessed anywhere and at any time, so time pressed installers can learn from the comfort of their own home, or when sitting in their van in-between jobs. We also see this technology working really well with apprentices and those just entering the industry who may enjoy a more hands-on and modern approach to technical CPD.”

Mike Lee, added: “I wanted to be part of this initiative to raise standards across the industry when it comes to water safety and ultimately make a real difference. From experience, too many water systems have design, installation and maintenance errors which can then create serious problems for the end-user, including causing life threatening Legionnaires’ disease. I believe that this is the future of CPD and for CIPHE members like myself who pride themselves on promoting professionalism and compliant workmanship, it is so important to share knowledge and best practice in new and engaging ways like this.”

For further updates or to register your interest in techtalkVR and techtalkCPD, email: paulh@ciphe.org.uk. For more information about the CIPHE and membership, visit: www.ciphe.org.uk

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