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Competent Person Ventilation (CPV)

£810 + VAT
3 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This 3 day City & Guilds accredited course has been developed to provide the necessary information to understand the core duties and responsibilities of the nominated Competent Person (Ventilation) as detailed within HTM 03-01. The course will provide awareness of the different types of ventilation and air-conditioning systems, their component parts and typical layout that conform to healthcare applications. The course will identify the inspection, operation and maintenance activities required and are carried out safety without hazard to staff, patients or members of the public. Those required to inspect, verify or maintain ventilation equipment will need to show that they are competent to do so. As a minimum they should have sufficient knowledge of its correct operation to be able to recognise faults. 

Who is This Course For?
This course has been developed for operations managers technical staff and consultants who require an understanding of how to operate and maintain specialised ventilation systems in healthcare premises.
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Start 09:00 09:00 09:00
End 16:30 16:30 16:30
  • Types and purposes of ventilation systems LEVs, split systems air handling units-advantages, disadvantages, principal components and the criteria for determining the appropriate ventilation rates
  • List statutory comfort standards requirements and sources of Department of Health and Industry guidance
  • Identifying the need for and probable location of smoke and fire dampers, function, pressure stabilisation methods
  • Identifying the essential components of an air conditioning system
  • Identifying appropriate filter grades for given applications primary, secondary, ULPA and HEPA systems, their function, appropriate use and change criteria
  • Understand the need for humidification and de-humidification, types of humidifiers, typical problems associated with humidifiers and how to overcome them
  • Anti-legionella precautions within ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Describe the function of control systems within ventilation systems
  • Carry out AHU audits and identify construction and maintenance issues
  • Verify critical system airflow and pressures
  • Permit to work system
There are no additional requirements prior to attending this course.
On successful completion, we recommend the following training courses to continue your learning path:
Authorised Person Confined Spaces Authorised Person Ventilation

Course Training Team


Malcolm Webster

Senior Mechanical/Ventilation Training Consultant

Malcolm is a highly-qualified Mechanical and Electrical engineer who has worked for several organisations, within both the public and private sectors in UK and overseas. He first became involved with training and assessment during his time while in government service with the Property Services Agency at RTTC Cardington and has enjoyed working in these specialist fields during his subsequent career. Malcolm has considerable experience in air conditioning and ventilation systems and has recently been delivering the specialist ventilation courses for the NHS authorising personnel courses. Malcolm is based at our head office and training centre in York.

Upcoming Course Dates
Tuesday, 24th November 2020
End date: Thursday, 26th November 2020
Monday, 30th November 2020
End date: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
Monday, 7th December 2020
End date: Wednesday, 9th December 2020

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