In a new feature, we’re rounding up some of the latest training courses and information available for installers throughout the UK.
NIBE BPEC ventilation course
This year NIBE will be providing the BPEC Domestic Ventilation Installer Course from its Chesterfield training facility. The course has been specifically designed to provide installers with the knowledge and skills to correctly install and commission domestic ventilation systems.
Robin Adderley, Sales Director NIBE UK, says: “2018 saw the launch of the NIBE ERS Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems, which are an excellent complement to our market leading heat pump product range and which enables us to offer a complete package. This BPEC course will further enhance the knowledge of attendees to create the perfect indoor climate for their customers.”
The two day course covers Domestic Ventilation in context, Airflow Requirements and Calculations, Health and safety and Installation, Inspection, Testing Commissioning and Provision of Information.
Remaining course dates for 2019 are, 28th/29th May, 30th/31st July, 24th/25th September, 26th/27th November. All courses are held at NIBE’s Chesterfield Training Venue.
Calor BioLPG seminars
Calor is offering installers a training course on the benefits of its BioLPG fuel for homes based off the mains gas grid. The fuel, available exclusively from Calor, has been identified in the Government’s UK Clean Growth Strategy as one that can play a key role in contributing to the rural energy transition.
The course covers what BioLPG is and the difference it can make to a property’s carbon emissions. Attendees can learn about the opportunities available to help homeowners living off the mains gas grid cut their emissions significantly. This includes help and guidance on how to specify BioLPG.
BioLPG is chemically identical to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). However, it is created from a mix of waste, residues and sustainably sourced vegetable oils.
The course is suitable for groups of five to 10 installers, and Calor can either host the event at a company’s premises, or if there is a high enough demand for training in a particular area, the company will find a suitable venue that is convenient for all delegates.
Aqualisa mixer training
Due to installer demand, Aqualisa has re-launched its mixer shower training sessions. With smart shower technology constantly advancing, the demand for smart training sessions has significantly grown. However, with bar mixer sales accounting for 40% of the overall shower market, manufacturers need to ensure that installers are also kept up-to-date with the latest mixer technology. Therefore, the company has re-launched its mixer shower training sessions. The course covers:
*Introduction to Aqualisa.
*Aqualisa’s Bi-Metallic range overview.
*Wax-Stat ‘Bar’ and concentric range overview.
*A guide on Aqualisa’s electric showers.
“The heat is on for installers to brush up on their training,” says HETAS, as the organisation calls on all registered installers who completed a HETAS H003 Dry Appliance course prior to June 2014 to brush up on their skills with a refresher course.
HETAS offers a range of comprehensive courses specifically designed for installers, retailers and those involved in the wood fuel and biomass chain. The refresher courses are available to any person who has previously completed a HETAS course.
A refresher course needs to be undertaken by anyone who has previously completed the following courses:
*Two Day Solid Fuel Awareness Course
*Three Day Solid Fuel Awareness including the Engineers course.
*H003 certificate older than five years
*H004 certificate older than five years
*H006 certificate older than five years