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Waterman Environmental Group has over 15 years of providing comprehensive Water Hygiene Training Courses that cover all aspects of L8 (Fourth edition) / HSG274 / HTM 04-01 / WRAS / Water Regulations compliance. For the last 5 years, these courses include Backflow training.
Our training courses help you to understand the risk that Backflow poses and provides what remedial & cyclical procedures should be implemented to minimise the risk of Backflow.
What Is Backflow?
Backflow is an unwanted flow of water in the reverse direction. It can be a serious health risk for the contamination of potable water supplies with contaminated/foul water.
The undesirable reversal of flow of water or other substances usually occurs through a Cross Connection into the consumer’s potable water system.
Backflow may be due to either: Back siphonage; or Backpressure.
How Can It Occur?
For a drinking water (potable water) supply to become contaminated via backflow, two things need to happen simultaneously:
- A physical link (cross-connection). This may be provided by direct plumbing connection or submerged inlet
- A pressure differential. This may be caused by high pressure on the contaminated side (backpressure) or a negative pressure on the supply side (back siphonage)
Back siphonage means; backflow due to a reduction in system pressure in the supplier’s distribution system and/or consumer’s water system.
Backpressure means; a pressure on the consumer’s side of the service connection that is greater than the pressure provided by the public water system and which may cause backflow. This could be caused by a pump, boiler, or other means.
How Can Waterman Help?
Waterman can provide professional training in backflow prevention control.
Our courses provide a good understanding of:
Our trainers are experts in the water hygiene | water treaetment | microbiology areas, with years of accumulated knowledge and experience. We deliver relaxed, engaging, enjoyable and interactive learning sessions.
Whatever you require, we are confident that we can help with your training needs.
Our Backflow Training Courses
Backflow Awareness: Hot & Cold Water
2 Hours / 2-15 people
This Backflow Awareness training course is an introduction on how to control the risk of contaminated fluids (e.g. foul water, chemicals) backflowing into hot & cold water systems, including potable water systems. This also covers the rules and safety regulations, inline with Water Regulations, WRAS, British Standards, L8 (Fourth edition) and HTM 04-01.
Backflow Awareness: Evaporative Cooling and Other Risk Systems
2 Hours / 2-15 people
This Backflow Awareness training course is an introduction on how to control the risk of contaminated fluids (e.g. foul water, chemicals) backflowing to and from Other Risk Systems (e.g. process systems, closed systems). This also covers the rules and safety regulations, inline with Water Regulations, WRAS, British Standards, L8 (Fourth edition) and HTM 04-01.
Responsible Person: Control of Backflow & Cross Contamination within Water Systems
4 Hours / 2-15 people
This training course provides an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the Duty Holder and the Appointed Responsible (Competent) Persons on how to minimise the risk of Backflow. It covers the background knowledge on how to effectively manage the risks as per the Water Regulations, WRAS, British Standards, L8 (Fourth edition) and HTM 04-01.
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