Johnson & Starley has become the first manufacturer to offer a new training and assessment package from NICEIC for installers of ventilation systems.
The course has been designed to assess installers against set criteria, formed from the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and has been approved by SummitSkills – the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector.
It runs over two days and comprises a theory and practical exam as part of the final assessment.
Paul Collins, Technical Services Manager at NICEIC said: “We are delighted to be working alongside such a prestigious brand in the ventilation arena.
“Johnson & Starley is a name that installers of ventilation systems will all recognise and this partnership will benefit the industry immensely.
“It is essential that any installation of Mechanical Ventilation systems is carried out by skilled and competent persons. By forging this link consumers can be confident that the systems will be installed correctly and perform at the levels expected.”
Poor air quality has been highlighted as a major contributor to respiratory issues and skin disease. The most widely recognised technologies for dealing with the issue of poor air quality are whole house mechanical extract ventilation (MEV) and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR).
NICEIC expects that the installation of ventilation systems will be a key area for growth in the next few years as awareness of poor air quality grows. Those with the skills to install ventilation systems will be well placed to take advantage.
“Accuracy and attention to detail is vital to ensure the systems perform at their optimum level and we are pleased to be working alongside NICEIC to offer this training package to installers.”
Dave Hadfield, Technical Services Manager for Johnson & Starley added: “As a leading manufacturer of ventilation products we are keen to ensure they are installed to the highest standard and in line with our own guidance.
“Accuracy and attention to detail is vital to ensure the systems perform at their optimum level and we are pleased to be working alongside NICEIC to offer this training package to installers.
“This scheme offers us the opportunity to work alongside installers and this can only be good for us a company and the industry as a whole.”
Johnson & Starley will host the course at their headquarters in Northampton. Alternatively, installers can sit the course at a number of NICEIC approved centres across the UK.