A Building Services Engineering makes buildings work. It is a specialist branch of engineering within the construction sector. Installers install components of large-scale industrial and commercial systems such as heating, chilled water, hot water and cold water which are used for heating workplaces such as those found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, factories, schools and hospitals. These engineering systems operate by moving temperature-controlled water around the inside of buildings, providing heating and cooling, and utilise fossil fuels and sustainable energy systems.
Installers have a basic knowledge of the systems and how the components within systems relate to each other. They also, under close but not constant supervision:
- Plan allocated work tasks to install system components
- Undertake allocated work tasks in testing system components
- Assist in pre-commission testing
- Undertake allocated work tasks in de-commissioning
- Installers are able to demonstrate competence in the health and safety, communication, quality control and environmental requirements appropriate to their scope of work
Installers are able to work within new build construction sites and existing buildings under close, but not constant, supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.
You will be working towards your Building Services Engineering Installer/Heating & Ventilation Standard by assisting in a range of duties relevant to your studies, you will also be set aside time to complete your learning.
- Apply relevant safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices to self and others in building services engineering working environments
Planning, Preparing and Working Sustainably
- Plan, organise and undertake the installation of industrial and commercial system components in ways which use resources effectively to complete allocated work tasks, effectively, safely and with consideration to environmental impact using industry recognised practices
- Prepare work areas in new and existing sites to undertake allocated component installation work tasks ensuring: safe access and egress for self and others is maintained; components, tools and equipment are stored and positioned safely and to allow efficient workflow; mechanical supply services and electrical tool supply connections are correctly identified; and the need for other trades support is identified and arranged
- Apply pipework fabrication, installation and jointing techniques for industrial and commercial system components to industry recognised standards. This includes prefabricated and/or modularised components and distribution systems, and including the assembly, positioning, orientation and fixing of storage vessels, heat emitters, pressure vessels, controls
- Undertake allocated work tasks in the testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning of industrial and commercial cold-water systems, hot water systems, heating systems and chilled water systems
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