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The basics of plumbing, waste and drainage for non-technical staff

  • Type Public training - virtual
  • Venue Virtual training
  • Start 01 Dec 2021 09:30
  • End 01 Dec 2021 16:00


The basics of plumbing, waste and drainage for non-technical staff

Plumbing and drainage systems are a fundamental part of property maintenance. Understanding how they work is essential for any effective repairs service.

This interactive course provides non-technical staff with the basic knowledge of plumbing, waste and drainage that they need in order to carry out their day to day work effectively.

It covers:

  • The different ways in which water is supplied to properties
  • The components it uses to travel around the building
  • How both hot and cold water is stored prior to use
  • How waste water is disposed of, using both above and below ground drainage systems.

This course will provide delegates with the knowledge they need to help analyse different types of common defects that affect domestic properties. It will give them the confidence they need when dealing with customers as well as technical colleagues and trade operatives.

Who should attend?

It is ideal for all non-technical staff, whether new in post or as a refresher.

Essential for property services teams, customer services advisors and housing management.

Our trainer

Nancy Witham has more than 30 years experience within the Social Housing Sector. She delivers innovative, engaging interactive training to operational staff in Repairs & Maintenance, Neighbourhood, Customer Service and Business IT systems. Nancy’s style of training makes learning enjoyable and relevant and her training programmes receive consistently excellent feedback.

This course will also be running on 15 September 2021.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £275.00 *
2 delegates: £250.00 *
3+: £225.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £250.00 *
2 delegates: £225.00 *
3+: £200.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

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