Facebook tracking pixel

Basement water management


Overview
The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge of pump stations and accessories relating to drainage of cavity membrane systems including: theory, application, survey, and installation.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry

Duration

Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours

Purpose/scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge of pump stations and accessories relating to drainage of cavity membrane systems including: theory, application, survey, and installation.

The scope of this standard covers:

  • definition of type C waterproofing systems
  • definition of a pump station
  • installation of pump stations and accessories
  • maintenance and commissioning of a pump station
  • drainage options
  • calculating number and size of pump stations
  • recommended options: high level alarms, telemetry and battery backup
  • the standards.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • operative and craft
  • supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However, candidates should have some technical or practical experience of working in a related environment.

Instruction/supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV.

Delivery

The following method may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • e-learning
  • blend of classroom and e-learning.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical learning.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, the trainer will be required to make a declaration of the learner’s contribution during the course and that they are confident the learner has understood the content of the course.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the Training Standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk-based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal/refresher

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

November 2018

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to Additional guidance to support learning outcome

Define a type C waterproofing system

 

Define a pump station

Demonstration of a working pump station

Describe how to install pump stations and accessories

Describe how to maintain and commission a pump station

Describe the drainage options

 

Calculate the number and size of pump stations

 

Describe the recommended options: high level alarms, telemetry, and battery backup

 

Describe the main aspects of the standards

 

Additional information about this standard

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) confined spaces

British standards

Find out more about British Standards

  • BS 8102:2009 Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground
  • BS 5930:2015 Code of practice for ground investigations
  • BS 5250:2011 Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings
  • BS EN 1997-1:2004+A1:2013 Eurocode 7. Geotechnical design. General rules
  • PAS 00064-2013 Mitigation and recovery of water damaged buildings – Code of practice
  • BS 85500:2015 Flood resistant & resilient construction. Guide to improving flood performance of buildings

Reference

  • CIRIA C139 – Water resisting basements

Legislation

See government legislation in detail

  • Building and Buildings, England and Wales: The Building Regulations 2010.
  • The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
  • Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
  • Conservation (Natural Habits etc) Regulations 1994
  • Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Share