This gas safety assessment is designed to test the competence of an operative in determining ambient levels of CO and the presence of CO2 in dwellings and identifying the cause of fumes using a portable electronic combustion analyser. This will typically be any engineer who responds to a report of a CO alarm being activated or a report of fumes. This type of work is common within ESP or local authority work.
The scope of the assessment covers Type A, B & C domestic gas appliances fitted in properties and follows the guidelines and procedures outlined in BS EN 7967 Part 1 to 4. Further guidance has also been issued by HSE in the form of HSE Guidance Notes HSE(EH)40 and HSE(L)56, Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations.
CMDDA will not cover commercial premises and appliances or the procedures to adopt following an incident reportable under RIDDOR. Where an engineer is required to carry out a formal CO incident investigation on behalf of a gas supplier as part of their obligation under gas safety legislation, the engineer would need to have successfully achieved a relevant qualification in the investigation of CO poisoning and carry out the investigation in accordance with the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) Industry Standard (IGEM/GL/8)
This course tests gas safety competence on engineers who wish to be able to carry out CO/CO2 and combustion performance testing using electronic portable gas analysers on domestic gas appliances following indication of fumes, smells, spillage or leakage of combustion products, CO detector activation etc. Competencies are assessed by written and practical tests.