Duration: 4 Days
Due to the increasing complexity of biomass appliances & heating systems HETAS has introduced a dedicated biomass training course to meet the demand from installers. The course covers appliances up to 45KW intentionally but the training may be appropriate for the installation of appliances up to 100KW including woodburning stoves, log boilers, pellets boilers and wood chip boilers.
The HETAS H005 – Biomass course mixes theory and practical sessions and covers:
- Carrying out feasibility studies
- Offering advice on fuel type and storage options
- Carrying out system design
- Marketing and grants for biomass systems
- Commissioning of biomass systems
- Maintenance of biomass systems
Successful completion of the biomass course allows HETAS registrants to extend their registration categories to include installation of wood pellet stoves and mechanically fed biomass appliances. The HETAS H005 biomass course also provides evidence of competence to meet Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) requirements.
The course does not cover areas that form part of the main prerequisites.
For full HETAS registration candidates must have:
HETAS H003 and H004 qualifications and hold a current Part G unvented hot water certificate.
For limited scope certification for the installation of biomass appliances and equipment only candidates must have:
- HETAS H005BR qualification and hold a current Part G unvented hot water certificate.
Refresher training & Assessment
To date HETAS certificates have had no expiry date. However, this is due to change. The Government’s Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has made it a requirement that all members of Competent Person Schemes (CPS) such as those run by HETAS should renew their technical qualifications every five years (just as Gas Engineers have had to do with ACS qualifications in order to remain a member of the Gas Safety Register). If you wish to renew your H005 certificate then we can provide you with the option to be reassessed* rather than attend the full course. The requirement is set to come into force June 2014 for training certificates older than five years at that point.
*Provided you pass an initial short pre-assessment test.