Legionella experts based in Wigan launch specialist training academy for the water industry

GMS Services, based in Standish, will deliver courses to plumbers, maintenance crews, superintendents and site managers through its GMS Training Academy.

Drawing on its 25 years of experience, interns will benefit from teachers with industry experience and flexibility in course delivery.

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GMS offers a wide range of training.

Training is delivered at GMS’s Wigan center or on-site, depending on the course and a company’s individual requirements.

Carl Ollerton, Technical Director of GMS Services, said: “As the industry leader in Legionella we are well placed to offer associated qualifications. Besides our own courses, based on how we train water hygiene engineers and plumbers working for GMS. , we are approved by the LCL Awards to supply WRAS water regulations, with non-vented hot water coming soon.”

Gemma Ollerton, business director at GMS Services and head of the new training academy, said: “The water hygiene industry is something we are passionate about. Ultimately, we want to become the go-to training center for all water and water hygiene specialists safety related courses in the North West of England We really know the industry inside and out so bring a level of “real world” professionalism and craftsmanship that simply cannot be replicated.”

GMS Training Academy’s Legionella awareness courses cover theoretical and practical elements related to prevention and risk assessment.

Classes are suitable for everyone, including plumbers and site maintenance personnel.

GMS also offers training for those responsible for managing Legionella control, such as managers, managers and health and safety personnel, and can tailor training to a company’s individual needs, delivering it on site if necessary.

For plumbing and heating engineers, the GMS Training Academy currently provides the LCL Awards WRAS Water Regulations qualification, a necessary requirement for installers wishing to join their local water industry approved plumbing program, competent person programs related organizations and/or microgeneration certification program registration bodies.

GMS Services was established in 1997 to specialize in the management and control of Legionella bacteria in domestic and commercial buildings, using the most cost effective solutions available.

For more information on the new academy visit www.gms-training.co.uk