Ventilation installer resources
Ventilation is covered under Part F of the Building Regulations, which includes air quality and prevention of condensation for both domestic and non-domestic buildings. New versions of the Approved Documents for Part F came into force on the 15th June 2022 in England, and will follow in Wales on the 23rd November 2022. BEAMA guidance to help installers and specifiers understand the requirements of the new building regulations can be downloaded from this page.
The Approved Document sets out required ventilation rates, suitable types of ventilation system to achieve the ventilation requirements, and commissioning requirements, including the fact that a commissioning sheet needs to be provided to Local Building Control following completion of the installation.
It is essential that any installation of Mechanical Ventilation systems is carried out by skilled and competent persons. Using trained installers means that developers and consumers can be confident that the systems will be installed correctly and perform at the levels expected.
BEAMA have worked with NICEIC to develop a training and assessment package for installers of ventilation systems. The course has been designed to assess installers against set criteria, formed from the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is widely recognised within the building services engineering sector. It runs over two days and comprises a theory and practical exam as part of the final assessment.
Once installers hold the qualification then they can apply to NICEIC Competent Persons Scheme for Ventilation so they can self-certify their ventilation work in England & Wales. For more information contact NICEIC on 0870 013 0458 or visit their website
A list of NICEIC registered installers can be found here.
A list of Trustmark registered installers who install ventilation can be found here.