Duration: 1 Day
The BPEC Water Regulations course is a WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approved one day course covering the Water Regulations Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.
Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999:
Regulation 1(2) defines an “approved contractor” as a person who-
- (a) has been approved by the water undertaker for the area where a water fitting is installed, or, used, or
- (b) has been certified as an approved contractor by an organisation specified in writing by the regulator;
This one day course has been designed to meet the need for those installers who need to gain the required knowledge of the Water Regulations 1999 before either applying to join the Water Regulations Advisory Service’s ”Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme” (WIAPS) or one of the other approved plumber/contractor schemes such as those operated by the CIPHE or water undertakers.
The course covers the following topics:
- Interpretation and Definitions of Water Regulations 1999
- Materials and Substances
- Requirements, Design and Installation (BS6700)
- Backflow and Contamination Prevention
- Hot and Cold Water Services
- Flushing devices
- Sanitary appliances, both internal and external
Why become on “Approved Contractor”.
The Water Regulations do not require an “Approved Contractor” to give the 10 working days advance notice before;
- (i) The extension or alteration of a water system on any premises other than a house.
- (ii) a bidet with an ascending spray or flexible hose or
- (iii) a reduced pressure zone valve assembly or other mechanical device for protection against a fluid which is in fluid category 4 or 5.
This enables an installer to undertake the above works without having to wait for approval from the Water Undertaking before starting the works.
Today, more and more companies and organisations are specifying that only “Approved Contractors” should tender for and undertake work. Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Health Care Trusts and many Builders and Developers are making “Approved Contractor” status a pre-requisite. Contractors undertaking plumbing work on behalf of Water Undertakings are also required to be an “Approved Contractor”.
There are no prerequisites for this course.