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National Association of Drainage Contractors Training Courses


High pressure water jetting is recognised as an effective environmentally friendly way to clean various sewers, pipelines, catch pits etc.

High pressure water jetting can be extremely dangerous. It is therefore essential that all staff expected to use this type of equipment receive appropriate and adequate training in accordance with the WRc Manual of Drain and Sewer Cleaning First Edition.

These codes of practice are advised to be purchased before training takes place from:

www.webookshop.com.

This course is Certificated by the National Association of Drainage Contractors (N.A.D.C) and

Accredited by Energy and Utilities Skills Register (EUSR) and run in accordance with the

Water Research Centre (WRc) Code of Practice.


Health and Safety within the water jetting industry is of paramount importance. Trained staff will have a greater awareness and appreciation of safe sewer jetting working practices with high pressure, high flow water jetting equipment.

In line with Health and Safety Laws and Acts Councils, insurance companies, water utilities and major contractors all demand that staff have the correct level of training and hold current valid Certification.

The National Association of Drainage Contractors (N.A.D.C) High Pressure Safety Awareness course brings all of this together.

The course is run over 1 day and covers the following topics:

  • Dangers associated with using high pressure water jetting equipment

  • Correct handling techniques

  • Selection process of attachments for water jetting works

  • Procedures used for setting up water jetting equipment

  • Health & Safety issues related to:  High Pressure water jetting equipment

  • The Health and Safety At Works Act 1974

Successful candidates will receive a Certificate and be entered into the Energy and Utility Skills Register which can be accessed online.

National Association of Drainage Contractors Certified Drainage Contractor CCTV Training

The NADC are very pleased to report that the all NEW Certified Drain Surveyor Course has now been completed by Water Research Centre. The new course includes all the very latest information from the Manual of Sewer Condition Classification 5 and is Endorsed by Energy and Utility Skills.

Learners who will be taking this course will need a copy of Manual of Sewer Condition Classification 5th Edition, this can be obtained from WRc Bookshop on-line by visiting: www.webookshop.com and selecting Manual of Sewer condition Classification 5th Edition

This course is designed to ensure that drainage surveyors carrying out CCTV surveys on domestic and light commercial drainage systems are working to the correct procedures and using the appropriate codes.

The course content is modular in format which includes the following:

  • Drain ownership and sewerage law

  • Misconnections

  • Design and Component

  • Investigation

  • Condition Grading Structure

  • Structural Defects

  • Operational and Maintenance codes

  • Construction and miscellaneous codes

  • Condition Assessment

  • Repair Selection.


Learners are assessed by

6 Course Assessments

5 Closed book assessment based on multiple choice questions

1 Photograph interpretation assessment of 25 still images requiring coding using MSCC5 coding sheets.


The NADC have been working with the Environment Agency with regard to misconnections. The EA have consulting us on various aspects of detection misconnections and this has now been included in this new course.

This makes this new certification the first of its kind in the UK because in addition to identifying faults within drainage systems surveyors will also be trained and certified in the identification and reporting of misconnections.

Duration: 2 days.

Electromechanical and milling machine awareness drain cleaning is a proven method of cleaning hard deposits, roots and rehabilitating pipe lines for CIPP repairs. It requires no water supply and can be used in situations where conventional High Pressure Water Jetting techniques are restricted or unadvisable.

Electromechanical cleaning can be extremely dangerous some of the dangers are entrapment, incorrect selection of machine for task and electrocution.  It is therefore essential that all staff expected to use this type of equipment receive appropriate and adequate training.

This course is Certificated by the

National Association of Drainage Contractors (N.A.D.C) and

The Energy and Utilities Skills Register (EUSR).



Health and Safety within the drainage industry is of paramount importance. Trained staff will have a greater awareness and appreciation of safe Electromechanical Machine working practices with high tensile strength coils and low or high torque units.

In line with Health and Safety Laws and Acts Councils, insurance companies, water utilities and major contractors all demand that staff have the correct level of training and hold current valid Certification.

The National Association of Drainage Contractors (N.A.D.C) Electromechanical course brings all of this together.

The course is run over 1 day and covers the following topics:

  • Health and Safety at work act 1974

  • Duties & Responsibilities

  • Variations on Electro Mechanical Machines

  • European Standards

  • Range of Electro Mechanical Machines

  • Principles of Operation

  • P.P.E.

  • Fashion Trends – Entanglement

  • Specifications

  • Manual Handling of machines

  • Working Environment

  • Transportation & Storage to ensure machines or vehicles won’t be damaged

  • Safe operation of Machines

  • Power Feed

  • Practical Demonstration

  • How to Affix Cutter - Attachments

Duration 1 day

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