ceda runs first Water Regulations Training Course with Water Regs UK at First Choice Group premises

On Tuesday 20th September ceda ran their first Water Regulations course at First Choice, in partnership with Water Regs UK.

The first course was attended by five engineers from Northern Catering Equipment and Tailor Made Catering Equipment Services Ltd, all of whom passed with flying colours. This enables them and their company to apply for membership of a Water Company Approved Contractor Scheme; meaning that they can self-certify that their work is in accordance with the regulations. It also eliminates the need to give notification and seek approval from Water Companies before commencing work.

Dan Mellor, Northern Catering Equipment, said, ”I found the one-day course very useful and relevant to my job.” Mellor’s job role includes working in both service and installation so it was great to get some positive feedback from him.

He went on to say, ”The session on contamination clarified the need for air gaps or check valves for some equipment. Jim Rowsell of Water Regs UK, who led the course, explained everything really well and I would certainly recommend the course to other engineers.”

Working in partnership with Water Regs UK, the course was developed as part of ceda’s role to encourage members and partners to ensure that their engineers are knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of their jobs. The course is one of the essential training modules for the Catering Equipment Installers Industry Training Standard which is the only route for non-gas accredited installation engineers to qualify for a CSCS card.

The course involves studying learning material for at least three weeks prior to the one-day course. The day of the assessment itself involves a review of the studied material in the morning prior to taking a multiple choice assessment in the afternoon.

The next course will be held on the 20th October, also at First Choice’s Cannock HQ with a future live course planned for 22nd November. Sometime next year, courses are planned to be delivered online.

The course is delivered to members and their subcontractors at cost which is £120.00 +VAT. The course is also available to non-members who will be charged a supplement of £30 + VAT to cover premises costs and refreshments.

A booking form can be downloaded from the Water Regs UK website (www.waterregsuk.co.uk/wiaps/how-do-i-join/aproved-catering-installer/) and should be completed and returned to Water Regs UK together with payment. Payment can be made by phone or bank transfer.