This course is intended for technicians and maintenance personnel fulfilling the role of Competent Person (Ventilation) as defined in HTM 03-01 and have previously successfully completed a Competent Persons (Ventilation) course.

Course Aim

This course will provide an update on best practice and guidance for those who have previously attended a ventilation course for “Competent persons”.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Determine relevant airflow and pressure information using Department of Health documentation
  • List statutory requirements and sources of Department of Health and industry guidance
  • Identify the purpose of fire and smoke dampers and state the importance of the locations
  • Measure airflow in ducts and at air terminal devices
  • State the process for the proportional balancing of a ventilation system
  • Identify the essential components of an air-conditioning system
  • List problems associated with steam humidifiers
  • Identify appropriate filter grades for given applications and state the correct time to change them
  • Carry out air handling unit and room fabric audits
  • Verify critical system airflows and pressures

Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.      

City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds assured programme status.


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Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).


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