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Ventilation Courses

Our various courses provide all levels of employees within the building engineering services sector with a framework for health & safety training and career development.

Our range of training courses are aimed at someone new to the industry right through to those responsible for managing construction work and directorship level.

 

Ventilation Courses

The ventilation hygiene sector is growing as building owners face rising costs and more stringent conditions imposed on them by insurers concerned about fires being spread through poorly maintained ventilation systems. The need to keep food preparation areas free of contamination is another increasingly important area of potential reputational risk and depends on air systems being kept clear of airborne contaminants.

All employers are subject to health & safety at work legislation, which requires them to maintain conditions in occupied spaces that protect the well-being of their staff. Clean air within the working environment is vital to prevent respiratory conditions such as asthma or outbreaks of serious infections, from having bacterial spores present within the ductwork. 

Since it was first developed in 1998 by BESA, TR/19 has been widely accepted by the building engineering services sector and British insurers as the standard to which ventilation systems should be cleaned. The guiding principle of TR/19 is that a defined, measurable level of cleanliness should be achieved to improve safety and comfort in buildings.        

The courses have been developed in conjunction with TR/19 - the industry's primary standard for ventilation hygiene, developed by BESA almost 20 years ago. 

Our expert members from the BESA Ventilation Hygiene Group have devised the course content and are now in the final stages of development and pilot to ensure you provide a service to the highest of standards and giving your customers peace of mind.

There are four BESA accredited courses within ventilation:

  • Air Hygiene Operative (AHO)
  • Air Hygiene Technician (AHT)
  • Grease Hygiene Operative (GHO)
  • Grease Hygiene Technician (GHT)

 The BESA accredited courses cover all aspects of ductwork cleaning and hygiene, for further information please expand on the courses below.

 

Air Hygiene Operative (AHO)

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those who are working or are about to start work within the building engineering services ventilation hygiene industry. 

Course overview

The course consists of both theory and practical activities and delegates will be assessed across both.

The theory and practical exercises include:-

  • Safe working practices
  • The principles of general ventilation ductwork
  • Preparing the work location
  • Cleaning of general ventilation ductwork systems
  • Working sustainably
  • Behaviour and communication within the workplace

The delegate will be trained and assessed on all of the above.  They will be expected to prepare the work location and install suitable access panels. They must clean air handling units, extract fans and other component parts using the appropriate cleaning methods and techniques to industry recognised standards.

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • have an understanding of health, safety & environmental issues within the workplace
  • appreciate the importance of sustainable working
  • have an understanding of the principles of ventilation hygiene systems and associated components
  • know how to prepare the work location for cleaning activities to be carried out
  • be able to select the correct materials, tools and equipment for the work activity
  • have the ability to insert suitable access panels
  • have the ability to safely carry out the correct cleaning methods and techniques
  • be able to problem solve within their scope of responsibility
  • appreciate the importance of leaving the work area clean and tidy

Entry Requirements 

An accredited Health & Safety Operative Training Certificate.

Course duration

2 or 3 days

Final Assessment

Multiple choice question paper

Practical assessment & professional discussion

Become a BESA accredited training centre

If you are interested in running this course and would like to become a BESA Accredited Training Centre, please email training@thebesa.com.

How to book

For further information, including how to book please email training@thebesa.com.

Air Hygiene Technician (AHT)

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is aimed at those who are working in a supervisory or managerial role in the building engineering services ventilation hygiene industry. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course consists of both theory and practical activities and delegates will be assessed across both.

The theory and practical exercises include:-

  • Safe working practices
  • The principles of general ventilation ductwork
  • Planning and preparing the work location
  • Cleaning of general ventilation ductwork systems
  • Supervision
  • Working sustainably
  • Pre and post clean testing and reporting

The delegate will be trained and assessed on all of the above.  They will be expected to plan and prepare the work location as well as provide supervision. They must clean air handling units, extract fans and other component parts using the appropriate cleaning methods and techniques to industry recognised standards as well as carry out minor on-site modifications including the replacement off flexi duct. Understand and carry out pre & post clean testing and reporting as set out in TR/19.

ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE DELEGATES WILL:

  • have an understanding of health, safety & environmental issues within the workplace
  • appreciate the importance of sustainable working
  • have an understanding of the principles of ventilation hygiene systems and associated components
  • know how to prepare the work location for cleaning activities to be carried out
  • be able to select the correct materials, tools and equipment for the work activity
  • have the ability to insert suitable access panels
  • have the ability to safely carry out the correct cleaning methods and techniques
  • Solve problems within scope of responsibility and that of others under their control
  • appreciate the importance of leaving the work area clean and tidy
  • work reliably & effectively and lead by example when supervising others
  • understand and carry out pre & post clean testing & reporting
  • appreciate the commercial implications of actions or omissions

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

An accredited Health & Safety Supervisor Training Certificate.

COURSE DURATION

2 or 3 days

FINAL ASSESSMENT

Multiple choice question paper

Practical assessment & professional discussion

BECOME A BESA ACCREDITED TRAINING CENTRE

If you are interested in running this course and would like to become a BESA Accredited Training Centre, please email training@thebesa.com.

HOW TO BOOK

For further information, including how to book please email training@thebesa.com.

Grease Hygiene Operative (GHO)

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those who are working or are about to start work within the building engineering services grease extract hygiene industry. 

Course Overview

The course consists of both theory and practical activities and delegates will be assessed across both.

The theory and practical exercises include:-

  • Safe working practices
  • The principles of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components
  • Preparing the work location
  • Cleaning of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components
  • Working sustainably
  • Problem solving

The delegate will be trained and assessed on all of the above.  They will be expected to prepare the work location, insert access panels and clean kitchen grease extract systems and associated components.  They must select the correct materials, tools & equipment to carry out the activities and they must apply the correct cleaning methods and techniques to meet industry standards.

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • have an understanding of health, safety & environmental issues within the workplace
  • appreciate the importance of sustainable working
  • have an understanding of the principles of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components
  • know how to prepare the work location for cleaning activities to be carried out
  • be able to select the correct materials, tools and equipment for the work activity
  • have the ability to insert suitable access panels.
  • have the ability to safely carry out the correct cleaning methods and techniques
  • be able to problem solve within their scope of responsibility
  • appreciate the importance of leaving the work area clean and tidy

Entry requirements

An accredited Health & Safety Operative Training Certificate.

Course duration

2 or 3 days

final Assessment

Multiple Choice Question Paper

Practical Assessment & Professional Discussion

Become a BESA accredited training centre

If you are interested in running this course and would like to become a BESA Accredited Training Centre, please email training@thebesa.com.

How to book

For further information, including how to book please email training@thebesa.com.

Grease Hygiene Technician (GHT)

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is aimed at those who are working in a supervisory or managerial role in the building engineering services grease extract hygiene industry. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course consists of both theory and practical activities and delegates will be assessed across both.

The theory and practical exercises include:-

  • Safe working practices
  • The principles of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components 
  • Planning and preparing the work location
  • Cleaning of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components
  • Supervision
  • Working sustainably
  • Pre and post clean testing and reporting

The delegate will be trained and assessed on all of the above.  They will be expected to plan and prepare the work location as well as provide supervision. They must insert access panels and clean kitchen grease extract systems and associated components. They must select the correct materials and methods and techniques to industry recognised standards as well as carry out minor on-site modifications. Understand and carry out pre & post clean testing and reporting as set out in TR/19.

ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE DELEGATES WILL:

  • have an understanding of health, safety & environmental issues within the workplace
  • appreciate the importance of sustainable working
  • have an understanding of the principles of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components
  • know how to prepare the work location for cleaning activities to be carried out
  • be able to select the correct materials, tools and equipment for the work activity
  • have the ability to insert suitable access panels.
  • have the ability to safely carry out the correct cleaning methods and techniques
  • Solve problems within scope of responsibility and that of others under their control
  • appreciate the importance of leaving the work area clean and tidy
  • work reliably & effectively and lead by example when supervising others
  • understand and carry out pre & post clean testing & reporting
  • appreciate the commercial implications of actions or omissions

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

An accredited Health & Safety Supervisor Training Certificate.

COURSE DURATION

2 or 3 days

FINAL ASSESSMENT

Multiple choice question paper

Practical assessment & professional discussion

BECOME A BESA ACCREDITED TRAINING CENTRE

If you are interested in running this course and would like to become a BESA Accredited Training Centre, please email training@thebesa.com.

HOW TO BOOK

For further information, including how to book please email training@thebesa.com.

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