Viega launches press connection CPD course

Viega launches press connection CPD course

A new Continuous Professional Development (CPD) aimed at M&E professionals, facilities managers and architects, has been launched by Viega. The CPD explores modern press connection technology in relation to effectively delivering potable water to new and existing buildings.

Clean drinking water and water classed as potable is a requirement for maintaining the health of building occupants. In the UK, system designs must comply with the minimum requirements set out by British Standards, Building Regulations (Building Standards in Scotland), the Water Supply Regulations 1999 and the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000. These draw on the EU and World Health Organisation (WHO) standards significantly. CIBSE Guide G Public Health and Plumbing Engineering gives an extended commentary on legislation, standards and codes.

The main aim of the regulations is the prevention of contamination, which can happen in many ways such as ingress into the systems, use of unsuitable materials, cross-connection with unwholesome water or due to backflow.

As well as giving an overview of what is meant by potable water and the framework around it, the CPD looks at various elements, which can be a contributor to contamination such as storage and assembly in addition to pipe material and connection systems. The presentation then looks at press connection technology and its advantages for use with potable water supply pipework.

Scott James, Director at Viega comments: “This CPD gives a great insight into potable water and the regulations governing it while exploring the key factors that influence the successful supply of potable water to buildings. As a manufacturer of press connection technology including Profipress and Sanpress, we can give a great insight into how this technology can help.”

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