H003DS Dry Appliance Installer

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Waxman Training Academy, Grove Mills, Elland Lane, West Yorkshire, HX5 9DZ


The H003DS Dry Appliance Installer is the industry leading solid fuel training course from HETAS. The course is aimed at candidates with the relevant industry experience; existing stove installers, stove retailers and chimney sweeps as well as candidates who wish to cross-skill from associated trades, such as plumbing and heating engineers, enabling them to offer solid fuel solutions to their clients.

What are the aims of this course?

The course will provide candidates with information on all the relevant Building Regulations regarding the installation of dry appliances as well as British and European standards currently used in the solid fuel industry. Candidates will learn to offer advice to end-users on all aspect of the installation process; from inspection and sizing to handover and ongoing maintenance.

What are the prerequisites?

Candidates wishing to undertake the H003DS should have at least one of the following:

• Demonstrable, appropriate previous work experience on dry stove installations

• OFTEC technician with scope of work categories 101,102 or 105e

• Registered Gas Safe operative with work categories CCN1 and HTR1

• Registered member of GOMCS, APICS or NACS

What subjects will the course cover?

The HETAS Dry Appliance Installer course will cover the following topics:

• Appliance types, operating principles and selection

• Principles of combustion

• Legislation and Building Regulations

• Flue systems and ventilation requirements

• Commissioning and handover of solid fuel installations

• Fault diagnosis and rectification

• Service and maintenance of dry solid fuel appliances

What assessments are involved?

The course will incorporate classroom based learning, practical assessments and a multiple choice exam.

What do I need for this course?

All training manuals, technical handbooks and certification fees are included in the course fee. For the candidate application and registration process you will need your National Insurance number and a passport sized photograph.

What status do I receive if I pass the course?

Following successful completion of the course, a training certificate will be awarded enabling the candidate to apply for registration with HETAS on the competent person scheme for the installation of dry solid fuel appliances.

*The H003 is not on Waxman Training Academy’s standard HETAS course calendar however is available for candidates wishing to sit the course. Please enquire for further details and to book, or visit our downloads page for course PDFs.

Is there a H003 Refresher course?

The HETAS H003R Wet Appliance Installer Refresher course is available to view on our downloads page or download the course PDF here. Please enquire for further details and to book.

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