Authorised Person Ventilation Refresher HTM 03-01 (APVR)

£845 + VAT
3 Days
York and Slough.
Course Overview
This 3 day course has been developed to provide the necessary information to refresh the duties and responsibilities of the Authorised Person (Ventilation) as detailed within HTM 03-01 and other associated guidance. The course will cover guidance on the legal requirements, design implications, maintenance and operation of specialist ventilation in all types of healthcare premises. It will also cover the inspection and verification requirements together with the compulsory measurements of actual performance to ensure the system achieves minimum standards specific to the application, it is operating to an acceptable performance level and remains fit for purpose.
Who is This Course For?
This course has been developed for existing Authorised Persons Ventilation, who require an understanding of how to manage specialised ventilation systems in healthcare premises to become eligible for reappointment.
Start Date End Date Location Price (Ex. Vat)
Tue, 17th August 2021 Thu, 19th August 2021 York £845
Tue, 19th October 2021 Thu, 21st October 2021 York £845
Tue, 16th November 2021 Thu, 18th November 2021 Slough £845
Tue, 21st December 2021 Thu, 23rd December 2021 York £845
Tue, 18th January 2022 Thu, 20th January 2022 York £845
Tue, 15th February 2022 Thu, 17th February 2022 Slough £845
Tue, 29th March 2022 Thu, 31st March 2022 York £845
Wed, 20th April 2022 Fri, 22nd April 2022 Slough £845

Day Morning Afternoon
  • Course Assembles
  • Introduction - Healthcare Ventilation Guidance & Concepts. Design and specification.
  • Roles, Responsibilities and appointments. Risk Assessments.
  • Engineering Terminology. Ventilation Strategies in healthcare
  • Air-handling unit design and specification guidance.
  • Commissioning & Validation. Routine Inspection and Maintenance.
  • Air measurements & instruments. Annual Inspections and verifications
    Appendix 1 Practical Exercise
  • Appendix 2 Practical, Annual verification and Practical Air Flow Measurement. Verification reports.
  • Final Assessment
  • Understand the standards of design & installation of ventilation systems
  • Identify the principal Health & Safety issues associated with ventilation systems of all types installed in hospital premises
  • Legislation applicable to ventilation systems
  • List statutory comfort standards requirements & sources of Department of Health & industry guidance
  • Identify the need for and probable location of smoke & fire dampers, function, pressure stabilisation methods
  • Understand the function of a Vapour Compression Refrigeration system, and its relationship to an Air Conditioning system
  • Understand the function of system heat exchangers, types of cooling & heating battery coils, verification of performance
  • Understand the need for humidification & de-humidification, types of humidifiers - typical problems associated with humidifiers and how to overcome them
  • Anti-Legionella precautions within ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Understand the principles of psychrometry and its use for the resolution of operational problems
  • Carry out Air Handling Unit inspection audits and identify construction and maintenance issues
  • Verify critical system airflow and pressures use appropriate instruments and calculations using criteria for determining the appropriate ventilation rates
  • Carry out the necessary steps required for a Safe System of Work
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have completed the following or their equivalent and possess:
This course is a refresher course, you must be already an appointed AP(V) or you can sit our APV course below.
Authorised Person Ventilation HTM 03-01
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Course Training Team


Malcolm Webster

Senior Mechanical/Ventilation Training Consultant

Malcolm is a highly-qualified Mechanical and Electrical engineer who has worked for several organisations, within both the public and private sectors in UK and overseas. He first became involved with training and assessment during his time while in government service with the Property Services Agency at RTTC Cardington and has enjoyed working in these specialist fields during his subsequent career. Malcolm has considerable experience in air conditioning and ventilation systems and has recently been delivering the specialist ventilation courses for the NHS authorising personnel courses. Malcolm is based at our head office and training centre in York.

Customer Questions

Q: What is an Authorised Person?
A: An Authorised Person is defined as someone who has been formally authorised in writing to undertake a role.
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