Elmhurst Airtightness Scheme / EAS – Level 1 Airtightness Testing.
Train to become a Level 1 Airtightness tester for new builds under Part L of the Building Regulations, with Elmhurst’s new Level 1 Airtightness Testing training course.
Air Leakage within buildings has become an integral part of the new build process and testing buildings under pressure indicates the performance of that building (air permeability value) along with highlighting areas of uncontrolled air leakage that may be occurring. Building regulation changes from the 15th June 2022 will require all new build dwellings to be tested, which means there’s never been a better time to become an Airtightness Tester!
This course qualifies you to test buildings to a Level 1 status that includes simple buildings up to the size of 4000m3. The course will cover a background to the industry and then introduce the principles of testing and the regulations / standards that control the process. The equipment needed will be explained and introduced and a practical test will be carried out on day 3.
This course is delivered over a 3 day period and attendance is required at our Training Centre in Lutterworth.
- EPBD – Energy Performance in Buildings Directive
- What is Airtightness
- High & Low Pressure Testing (Blower Door and Pulse)
- Building Regulations
- Industry Standards (TSL1/TM23)
- Introduce the Blower Door & Pulse Equipment
- ASTATT Standards
- Day 1 Review
- Principles of Ventilation
- Building Measurement
- Building Measurement Practical
- Building preparation & testing standards (TSL1/TM23)
- Day 2 Review
- CPS – Competent Persons Scheme
- Auditing Procedures
- Health & Safety Onsite
- Theory Exam
- Example Practical test assessment (Including a measurement practical)
Once qualified, we will require 3 Test property assessments to be supplied to us in order to then sign your qualification off. When qualified you will be invited to join the EAS scheme in order to become accredited and then be able to certify the dwellings you test.