The NADC are very pleased to report that the all NEW 2019 Certified Drain Surveyor (CDS) Course has now been completed by the Water Research Centre. The new course includes all the very latest information from the Manual of Sewer Condition Classification 5 and is certified by EU Skills.
Those of you who will be taking this course will need a copy of Manual of Sewer Condition Classification 5th Edition , this can be obtained from WRc Bookshop on-line: http://www.webookshop.com/acatalog/Manual-of-Sewer-Condition-Classification-5th-Edition–MSCC–DUS043X.html
This course is designed to ensure that drainage surveyors carrying out CCTV surveys on domestic and light commercial drainage systems are working to the correct procedures and using the appropriate codes.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR SURVEYORS WHO SURVEY ON SITE – THE DRAINAGE SURVEYOR ON SITE SHOULD HOLD THIS CERTIFICATION !
The NADC have been working with the Environment Agency with regard to misconnections. The EA have consulting us on various aspects of detection misconnections and this has now been included as a separate module in this new course.
This makes our new certification the first of its kind here in the UK because in addition to identifying faults within drainage systems surveyors will also be trained and certified in the identification and reporting of misconnections.
The new courses will be run from training facilities in London, Bristol, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow, this will ensure that the vast majority of contractors will have easy access to the training they require.
We fully expect CCTV drain surveys to be in much greater demand in the coming months but this will only apply to certified drainage surveyors.
The course content includes the following:
- Drain ownership and sewerage law;
- Domestic drain design
- Drain misconnections
- Drain Components & Design;
- Drain investigation best practice;
- Domestic drainage classification coding;
- Condition grading and the need for drain repair;
- Selection and specification of the correct drain repair technique.
Training centres are now open in:
London & South East
07531 239 372
Scotland Training Centre
Bristol / Swindon
Manchester, Wales & Midlands
Tel: +353 (0)1 4635000
For those of you surveying main line sewers on behalf of the Water Companies or the Highways England or when your tender document dictates, you will require the full 5 day certification course run by Develop Training and Wincan. This is very dependent on the type of surveying being carried out and the training specification recommended. For the purposes of removing confusion, the British Standard is covered by the Manual of Sewer Condition Classification, 5th edition (MSCC5). Although there are a number of reporting applications that work to this standard, some clients prefer that operatives present proof of competency in the form of training provided by Develop using Wincan software. The proprietary pipe condition training course is referred to as OS19X. For further information please see the following link: https://www.developtraining.co.uk/courses/water/pipe-sewer-condition-classification Prices from £1,115.00+vat – 5 Days
All other drainage surveys outside these domains, generally all private drains, are covered by the current CDS course.