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Reservoir Supervision training course

Course code: WRE1  |  View the training area

Course overview

A 5 day training course for engineers who have responsibility as reservoir supervising engineers within the terms of the Reservoirs Act 1975. The course is also suitable for engineering managers wishing to gain a detailed insight into reservoir supervision and of related procedures.

N.B. This course includes evening training, and some nights finishes around 9:30pm. It is advised that you book accommodation along with the course unless you live relatively close to the training location.

Reservoir Supervision

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • A greater understanding of reservoir supervision, legislation and standards.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Competent employees.
  • Better communication and documentation of surveys.

What you will learn

  • The legal framework and statutory procedures.
  • Appreciation of flood standards.
  • The main principles for designing and constructing dams.
  • The specific role and skills of the supervising engineer.
  • How to recognise potential problems and warning signs on reservoir sites.
  • How to devise a monitoring check list for a reservoir survey.
  • Safety of personnel carrying out inspections.
  • How to carry out a Supervising Engineer's examination and prepare a statement.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • You will receive a certificate from Develop Training Limited.

How is this training delivered?

  • Theory is delivered in the classroom. The course will include lectures and discussions by visiting panel engineers and specialist consultants.
  • Visits to local reservoirs are included to provide ample opportunity to develop and apply practical supervision skills. Case studies are used to assist the learning process.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners should bring a copy of the 1975 Reservoirs Act, Floods and Reservoir Safety; An Engineering Guide (ICE) and A Guide to the Reservoirs Act 1975 - Defra.
  • Please bring waterproof clothing, wellington boots, safety helmets and a suitable note book will be required for site visits.
  • Learners can bring with them any materials used in their work, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

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