This NICEIC Certification training and assessment programme is aimed at managers and supervisors who manage and control downstream installation and maintenance domestic gas operatives and have a responsibility that can involve the inspection of work undertaken.
The gas safety awareness programme is designed to give managers and supervisors of domestic installation and maintenance operatives a knowledge and understanding of gas safety principles and applications that those operatives require to perform on a day-to-day basis. It is essential that operatives who work on gas are competent to do so and any management structure for such operatives is designed to ensure this competency. Therefore, it is essential that line management within the organisation who directly control gas operatives, understand their associated responsibility in relation to assuring a gas safe operation exists and that it is maintained at all times.
Installation and maintenance managers and/or supervisors require to understand the role and competence requirements for their operatives. As such the following is a brief overview of the matters of gas safety competencies installation and maintenance operatives typically hold as part of their conditions of employment. The gas scheme (ACS) competence requirements for a domestic operative can consist of some, or all of the following:
- Core Domestic Gas Safety: This is a core prerequisite pathway for domestic natural gas safety. The gas safety management awareness programme, will deliver a high-level knowledge and understanding of the required standards for domestic gas safety, related to a domestic installation and maintenance operative’s responsibility.
- Appliance Installation & Maintenance: Gas safety principles are applied to all appliance installation. This includes ensuring the gas safety requirements of appliances and equipment during installation, maintenance and visual inspections during a relight situation. Examples of the type of appliances and/or equipment encountered can include:
- Gas Cooking Appliances.
- Gas Fires and Space Heaters.
- Wet Central Heating Boilers and Water Heaters.
- Ducted Air Heaters.
- Tumble Dryers.
- Leisure Appliances.
- Gas Meters
Gas operatives also require to work safely on gas appliances that rely on electrical equipment (controls and components) for operation. This training programme will also cover the basic requirements of such responsibility.
What Will I Learn
The learning units are primarily knowledge and understanding delivery with application covered by trainer and learner participative demonstrations. The total learning hours for the programme is 35 hours to include written assessment validation.
Domestic Core Safety
Domestic Appliance Installations