Important information for installers of water connections on domestic housing.  

From 1st July 2016 the SPIDER registration scheme is closed to new applicants. United Utilities Water Ltd and main contractors now require installers to attend the Groundworker, Service Pipe and Meter Housing Installation training course, accredited by BPEC.

Matthews and Leigh Training Ltd were the first accredited provider in the North West area to deliver this course.

The Groundworker, Service Pipe and Meter Housing Installation training course is designed to provide designers, installers, ground workers and operatives with the skills and knowledge to avoid the pitfalls during and after the water connection is made.

The course aims to enable installers to comply with the requirements to meet standards for choosing the right installation and the correct service pipe installation requirements. On completion of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Correctly assess the most appropriate installation
  • Carryout the correct service pipe installation requirements
  • Understand the common reasons for delays/inspection failure/refusal of self cert connection
  • Know the different metering options of Internal, In-wall and On –wall
  • The process of getting connected

Duration – 4-6 hours

Location – The training centre is based in Coppull (PR7 4ND). This course can also be delivered at other locations, dependent upon volumes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from a recognised awarding organisation: BPEC.