Vent-Axia introduces NICEIC training course

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Ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is offering an NICEIC Domestic Ventilation training course at its head office in Crawley.

The two-day course is aimed at anyone with an interest in installing ventilation systems, particularly experienced electricians, plumbers, ventilation installers and heating engineers looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of domestic ventilation systems. 

The course provides the necessary skills in system design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and fault-finding of ventilation systems in accordance with the latest National Occupational Standards and Minimum Technical Competency documents. It also looks at legal requirements, why ventilation is important and the different types of ventilation available. At the end of the course, delegates will have received both theoretical and practical training, including the commissioning of a working MVHR system. 

The course is recognised by all Competent Person Schemes within the industry and aims to train installers to safely and competently fit, inspect and test any of the four common domestic ventilation systems: individual extract fans; passive stack ventilation systems; continuous MEV systems and continuous MVHR systems. The course also aims to train installers to commission these systems once fitted and provide documentary evidence to handover to both building control and the end-user.  

Once candidates have completed the course and enrolled with a Competent Person Scheme, such as the one run by the NICEIC, they will benefit from not having to notify a building control body in advance of doing notifiable work. They will just have to notify their work online with the Competent Person Scheme who will issue a building compliance certificate to the customer, as well as advise the relevant local authority that work has taken place. 

“Vent-Axia is very much committed to best practice and so, as industry leaders, we are well positioned to run this informative and highly beneficial course to help ensure that installers have all the knowledge and practical skills to effectively install a variety of ventilation systems,” said Jordan Lilford, product marketing manager – new build residential at Vent-Axia.

“Upon completion, installers will be able to apply to join a Competent Person Scheme as the course meets the minimum technical competency requirements for such schemes. The industry is increasingly looking towards installers belonging to competency schemes and so this course is a useful and practical way of achieving this.”