H003 – HETAS Dry appliance installer

Duration Cost Location Bookings
3 days £710 + VAT Ripley, Derbyshire Book this course
3 days £710 + VAT NACS, Stone, Staffordshire Book this course

Introduction to the course:

This course is aimed at heating engineers who wish to install, service and maintain dry solid fuel appliances. The course is a pre-requisite for installers who wish to join the competent person’s scheme maintained by HETAS for the purpose of self certification of their installation.

The course consists of three days training and assessment.

Entry requirements:

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • Demonstrable and appropriate previous work experience, (minimum 3 installations signed off by Local Authority Building Control, HETAS Registered Engineer, or Surefire SF courses).
  • Or evidence of OFTEC 101/ 102.
  • Or evidence of Gas Safe Registration CCN1 and HTR1.
  • Or a registered member of GMCS, APICS or NACS.

Course content:

  • Fuel types, Storage & Selection.
  • Principles of Combustion,
  • Causes of Incomplete Combustion & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
  • Appliance types, Operating Principles & Selection.
  • Legislation, Regulations & Industry guidance.
  • Flue system & Ventilation requirements for solid fuel appliances.
  • Flue & Chimney Inspection, testing and fault diagnosis.
  • Dry solid fuel appliance; Sizing, Selection, Installation, Commissioning & Decommissioning.
  • Dry solid fuel appliance service & maintenance.

How the course is assessed:

Multiple choice and desk based activity question papers; open book examination 100% to pass. Two attempts must get 80% or more for second attempt. Practical assessment 100% to pass, two attempts must get 80% or more for second attempt.

What next:

Register your business with HETAS as an Approved Installer; following successful inspection from HETAS Inspector join the register of competent engineers with the authority to sign off your own installations with Building Control.

Learning and teaching methods:

A mixture of theory and practical learning with training aids in the training centre.

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