Training and Certification

The primary objective of the Certification programme is to provide our clients with the peace of mind that their HVAC systems are being worked on by competent, knowledgeable engineers employed by quality companies.

The EVHA Guides that were introduced in November 2006 are currently being updated as part of our continual upgrade programme. The first European training and certification – programme took place in Copenhagen in January 2008. Following the success of this first event we are continuing to plan training days in the future. It is an opportunity for you and your work force to obtain certification that will be unilateral across Europe and an opportunity for your company to join an Association that can and will make a difference to your professional career and enable the transportation of knowledge throughout each member state. This is your opportunity to make that difference, to have your say, with a clear and loud voice as one. Make the decision today, join the EVHA and show you want to be heard. Remember, your industry, one voice.Please ensure that you read the application form and the itinerary before you complete the form. Also remember to enclose 4 photographs as requested. If you are unsure of any details please contact the EVHA, contact details below.

Air Duct Cleaning Technician Training and Certification 23-24 November, Liverpool UK

A comprehensive introduction to professional air duct cleaning will be provided by Jack Friend, Nick Umfreville and others at the Hasman training centre.

The European Ventilation Hygiene Technician (EVHT) qualification provides detailed teaching on indoor air quality, sick building syndrome and ventilation hygiene maintenance. Attendees will learn the relevant legislation and guidance EN15780 and how this impacts on maintenance frequencies and techniques. The state of the art facility in Liverpool allows for hands on learning, with a full operating theatre grade AHU and over 50m of ductwork. Modern cleaning, inspection and testing equipment is all available for candidates to observe and understand.

Following training a multiple choice examination will be taken by each delegate, and successful candidates will be issued with an EVHA Certificate of Competence

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About The Trainers

Invigilation and Exam Administration

Craig Booth has over 30 years’ experience in ductwork cleaning, indoor air quality, building services hygiene and fire safety/compliance. He has led or contributed to many trade and professional publications and standards, including BESA TR19, CIBSE TM26 and EN15780. He has over 20 years’ experience in building and running a  successful ductwork cleaning company, as well as equipment sales, training and consultancy to specialists around the world. He is secretary of the EVHA.
  Jack Friend has worked in the ventilation hygiene industry since 2007 and has gained experience working in a variety of different roles. Jack has assisted on projects across Europe, delivering training on Lifa Air equipment and assisting on projects.
  Nick Umfreville is an encyclopaedia of knowledge when it comes to ventilation hygiene and indoor air quality across the world. With over 30 years of experience in duct cleaning his expertise is invaluable and a great asset to anyone who gets the opportunity to work with him. Armed with a dry sense of humour Nick is a brilliant tutor and advisor.
  George Friend has worked in the industry for over 15 years and is a current author of the BESA TR19 document. He is a technical committee member of the BESA and was president of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association (EVHA) whilst running a successful business in the sector.

George has a great deal of knowledge and a good sense of humour that shines through when he delivers training and presentations. He is currently helping to write the new industry standards for Ventilation Hygiene Apprenticeships.


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