Reference Quantity: ST0453

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational Profile:

Water Remedy Technicians are liable for the event, set up and upkeep of water remedy programmes for water techniques in industrial and business buildings, accommodations and institutional premises together with faculties, colleges, hospitals and care houses. Water use could also be for ingesting and washing, house heating and cooling, course of/manufacturing heating and cooling, power transport, energy technology, industrial washing/cleansing processes, meals manufacturing, healthcare and direct product enter. Water remedy programmes are required to minimise well being dangers e.g. legionnaires illness, cut back system corrosion, scale formation and forestall microbiological contamination.

Water Remedy Technicians work for specialist Service Suppliers who’re contracted to keep up the water circumstances both straight by web site administration, by web site upkeep contractors or by amenities administration organisations. They’re required to work on their very own, proficiently and with out supervision inside each occupied and unoccupied buildings and they’re able to information and supervise Water Remedy Operatives, specialist sub-contractors and web site employees finishing particular water remedy duties. They’re anticipated to handle the secure working practices of a group with out endangering themselves or others. They’re able to reveal competence in well being and security, communication, drawback fixing and provision of suggestions and recommendation.

All Water Remedy Technicians will meet the next core necessities and likewise one set of particular necessities:

Core Information.

Perceive Protected and Skilled working practices together with related trade well being & security requirements, rules, organisational procedures and security necessities and so forth.

Superior necessities, rules and dangers concerned with the operation of water techniques together with potential issues, hazards and the dangers to well being, effectivity and system integrity.

Can have the superior technical data required to help their position together with:

  • Chemical reactions concerned within the corrosion and scaling processes in water techniques
  • Inhibition strategies for the discount of corrosion of various metals together with metal, copper and aluminium in water techniques
  • Inhibition strategies for the discount of various scale sorts in particular water techniques together with cooling towers, steam boilers and manufacturing processes, and so forth.
  • Cell construction of waterborne microbes and the interactions with biocidal merchandise used to regulate them
  • The ideas of move and warmth switch in water techniques and the way they have an effect on water remedy processes
  • Ion switch applied sciences, together with resin and membrane primarily based techniques, used to alter water high quality
  • Using specialised analytical gear for the testing in discipline of water samples together with digital titration, colorimeters and photometers

Core Expertise.

Preserve themselves and others secure by adhering to secure working practices.

  • Perceive, adjust to and implement statutory well being and security rules with regard to the duties being undertaken.
  • Perceive and implement organisational security necessities for themselves and others, together with accountability and supervision for secure entry to water techniques and the dealing with of chemical substances.
  • Keep a secure setting for different constructing occupants throughout water remedy operations together with any related signage and notifications.
  • They need to be capable to contribute to the event of operational options and enhancements e.g. safer working practices.

Put together for a excessive normal of technical duties:

  • Collect system information to allow the proper choice of operational sources which may be required e.g. entry gear (ladders, scaffold or cherry picker).
  • Full work job threat assessments and develop work plans and methodology statements for the duty(s) concerned.
  • Make sure the suitability and proper working situation of sources and gear for the work duties concerned. This will embrace check gear, chemical dosing gear, water pumps and different specialised gear.

Ship a excessive normal of technical work together with:

  • Identification of appropriate sampling and software factors in a water system
  • Evaluation of related check parameters and sampling plan for particular water techniques
  • Efficiency evaluation and analysis of water system circumstances and operations utilising particular monitoring gear
  • Utility of water remedy programmes to particular water system sorts e.g. cooling towers, steam boilers, heating and chilled techniques and so forth.
  • Interpretation of check outcomes and improvement of remedy programme enhancements and proposals

Establish, consider and resolve sensible and technical issues encountered, assess suitability of the chemical and bodily water remedy choices employed and implement the required enhancements to the remedy programme or service supply.

Use sources successfully together with their very own time administration, the suitable competence of employees chosen for the operation concerned, the environment friendly use of employees sources and administration of kit required for particular work duties. 

Talk successfully. Use oral, written, digital and IT primarily based strategies and techniques for the correct communication of technical data to different employees concerned and all ranges of web site administration. Evaluate this data and agree actions with the related individuals concerned. This will embrace the use, administration and coaching with regard to digital log techniques for the storage of water system sampling and analytical outcomes, sensible demonstration of testing procedures and presentation of studies.

Keep degree of competence commensurate with job position. Establish and recognise private coaching wants and undertake appropriate coaching when required. Full and document CPD mandatory to keep up and improve competence.

Core Behaviours:

All Water Remedy Technicians are anticipated to reveal the next behaviours:

  • Act professionally demonstrating dependability, dedication, honesty and integrity. Respect others, act ethically and contribute to sustainable improvement.
  • Be threat conscious in order to assist cut back dangers by checking of knowledge, focus on the duty, and consciousness of adjusting circumstances on exercise.
  • Show a self-disciplined, self-motivated, proactive method to work, prepared to make impartial selections and develop options and enhancements to work practices
  • Be ready to work reliably and safely, and supervise the secure and efficient operation of others.
  • Be ready to work successfully and effectively sustaining good relationships with colleagues, purchasers, suppliers and the general public.
  • Be receptive to suggestions, prepared to be taught new abilities and alter to alter.
  • Reveal adherence to company insurance policies on ethics, equality and variety

Particular Necessities.

Along with the Core Information and Expertise the Water Remedy Technician can have one of many following units of particular Information and Expertise dependant on their particular person job roles and the self-discipline they’re following:

Water Remedy Technician

Water remedy technicians are liable for surveying the development of water techniques and the precise use of water inside these techniques. The Technician will then advise and suggest appropriate remedy programmes, each chemical and bodily, to minimise corrosion, scale and microbiological progress with a purpose to maximise the system/course of effectivity and system plants. They assess the efficiency of remedy programmes by on-site testing and laboratory evaluation and advise on system and programme enhancements. Inside this scope the Technician is ready to:


  • Perceive the water remedy necessities of particular water techniques e.g. steam boilers, cooling towers and so forth.
  • Perceive the remedy choices obtainable for particular water techniques e.g. pretreatment plant, chemical remedy and so forth
  • Purchase the data required to evaluate the efficiency of water remedy programmes and required to suggest enhancements


  • Design, specify and suggest chemical water remedy programmes taking account of water provide high quality and system working circumstances
  • Consider the suitability of different bodily and chemical water remedy programmes for particular water techniques and purposes
  • Give displays and demonstrations to buyer/web site personnel concerning remedy suggestions and management necessities
  • Assess the efficiency of a water system remedy programmes and supply suggestions for enchancment
  • Organise, assemble, handle and report assessment conferences with clients/web site personnel

Water Remedy Gear Technician

Water Remedy Gear Technicians are liable for specifying gear for use for water remedy processes or for use inside a water remedy programme. They may suggest gear primarily based on native water circumstances, water software and web site set up circumstances. They set up gear on buyer’s websites, service and preserve gear and troubleshoot gear installations. Gear can embrace softeners, reverse osmosis, electrodeionisation, demineralisation, chemical dosing and management, water pumps, filters. Inside this scope the Technician is ready to:


  • Perceive the water remedy necessities of particular water purposes and processes e.g. water used for pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical remedy
  • Perceive the gear choices obtainable and their related advantages
  • Purchase the data required to put in, service and preserve particular objects of kit related to their job position


  • Full water system surveys and produce system diagrams acceptable to the presentation of system information e.g. structure of the remedy plant throughout the system location
  • Consider and design acceptable water remedy gear installations
  • Set up, fee and repair water remedy gear
  • Assess the efficiency of a water system remedy programme
  • Supervise a group and handle the well being, security and setting of a water remedy gear set up and/or operation

Legionella Danger Assessor

Legionella Danger Assessors assess the general public well being dangers related to water techniques and supply detailed suggestions for design revision, remedial works, working parameters, enchancment actions, management plans and administration schemes. Programs can embrace evaporative cooling techniques, sizzling & chilly water, spa, remedy and swimming swimming pools, washing/cleansing amenities and course of water purposes. Inside this scope the Assessor is ready to:


  • Know and perceive any regulatory necessities and steerage acceptable to the water techniques being assessed
  • Perceive the rules of threat evaluation and the identification of hazards in water techniques
  • Perceive the applying of water remedy programmes for particular water techniques
  • Perceive the rules of design for water techniques and water remedy gear e.g. water tanks, calorifiers, softeners and so forth.
  • Purchase the data required to suggest remedial actions, non-obligatory system enhancements and administration necessities


  • Perform web site/system investigations and surveys
  • Put together water system diagrams and drawings
  • Assess the comparative threat of Legionellosis offered by particular water techniques
  • Establish remedial, enchancment and administration actions required to minimise any threat offered
  • Put together and current the evaluation report findings to buyer/web site personnel
  • Evaluate the implementation of remedial actions advisable within the threat evaluation e.g. pipework adjustments, insulation and assessment the employment of administration controls e.g. temperature monitoring programmes, system evaluation outcomes

Water Remedy Operations Supervisor

Water Remedy Operations Supervisors oversee water remedy tasks on a buyer’s web site involving groups of operatives, sub-contractors and different specialised companies. They’re liable for growing work plans, assessing the work job dangers concerned, together with chemical dealing with, and producing methodology statements to minimise the dangers of the undertaking. Tasks can embrace pre-commission cleansing in new or refurbished buildings, closed system flushing, cooling tower cleansing, potable water disinfection, acid/alkali cleansing. Inside this scope the Supervisor is ready to:


  • Perceive the water remedy necessities of particular water techniques e.g. ingesting water techniques, course of water techniques and so forth.
  • Perceive chemical cleansing and disinfection programme choices for particular water techniques and processes
  • Purchase the data required to evaluate the efficiency of water remedy cleansing/disinfection operation
  • Perceive the dangers concerned, the related Well being and Security rules related to the undertaking and particular necessities of the undertaking web site


  • Full water system surveys and produce system diagrams acceptable for the route and administration of a cleansing/disinfection undertaking
  • Perceive and apply chemical cleansing and disinfection programmes for particular water techniques
  • Set up, fee and repair momentary operations gear required to finish the undertaking e.g. flushing pump stations, facet stream filtration, cooling tower packing
  • Assess the efficiency and progress of a water remedy cleansing/disinfection operation by pattern evaluation and make changes to the programme as required
  • Supervise a group of Water Remedy Operatives and any related subcontractors.
  • Produce a technique assertion and management scheme to handle the well being, security and setting through the varied phases of a undertaking.


The period for this apprenticeship is predicted to be 24-30 months.

Entry Necessities:

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her Apprenticeships.


People might want to have achieved degree 2 English and maths previous to taking their EPA. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language qualification are a substitute for English {qualifications} for whom that is their main language. 


It is a degree 3 apprenticeship normal


The Apprenticeship Commonplace will likely be reviewed after 3 years.

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