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Cooling views sought for skills review

THE views of HVAC professionals are wanted to revise the cooling industry's national occupational standards (NOS) and S/NVQs.
The sector skills council for building services engineering, SummitSkills, has drawn up a draft set of recommendations to improve the UK's NOCs.

The standards describe the nationally-recognised level of competance needed to undertake a job in key disciplines. The proposal documents requiring review cover cooling and electrotechnical Services, Electrical and Electronic Servicing, Plumbing and Heating & Ventilation.

Many of the skills in the NOS are more than eight years old and do not take into account new working practices, legislation, technologies and environmental considerations.

SummitSkills hopes the review process will create a consistent terminology across the sector's qualification standards and produce more user-friendly NOS.

Since the start of the year, SummitSkills has been meeting with the sector's employers and industry bodies to discuss what they would like to see in the revised qualifications.

You can submit your response to the proposals by November 26.

To review and put forward your response to the proposed new qualification structures visit

summitskills.org.uk/nosreview

The IOR Annual Conference – a conference on-demand

Delegates to the IOR Annual Conference taking place from 21 to 22 April will get the chance to access the event live and all sessions and recordings for up six months afterwards providing fantastic value and allowing anyone registering for the event ...

  01-Apr-2021

Optimising indoor air quality is more than a breath of fresh air

In the UK we spend more than 90% of our time indoors so it’s vital that our buildings provide a healthy internal environment for us to live and work in to ensure optimum comfort, wellbeing, productivity and positivity....

  02-Dec-2021

Fridge Freezer Direct Introduces J & E Hall's range of Cellar Cooling

Reliable and energy efficient, the JCC range of cellar coolers are designed to be used in wine and beer cellars above or below ground.
  17-Nov-2021
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