AWARENESS & TRAINING PROGRAMS CROSS-CONNECTION AWARENESS Darspec’s awareness program is designed to help building owners and property managers; directors and plant health officials manage the health and safety of drinking water in the buildings they are responsible for. We cover the effects of drinking water contamination on human health and business productivity and provide information to avoid potential disasters. Since the law mandates that water supplied to a building’s interior must be healthy and safe for human consumption, Darspec’s awareness training covers what it takes to achieve compliance with regulations and to avoid possible prosecution or civil litigation. TRAINING BEGINS WHEN THE PROJECT STARTS The implementation of a cross-connection control program is most successful when all participants are properly trained. That is why we recommend starting each project with customized training that guides you through the entire process of creating an effective backflow prevention program. You’ll also be able to understand the current risks of contamination and realistically evaluate the necessary steps to upgrade or rehabilitate your facilities. Owners and property managers, responsible for health and safety as well as personnel involved in plumbing, sanitation and maintenance of buildings can benefit from this training. KEEPING YOUR BACKFLOW PREVENTION PROGRAM UP TO DATE Because a cross-connection control program is essential to ensure both compliance with standards and the protection of all the occupants of a building, we offer continuing customized training for clients who want to: Continually upgrade their current practices and improve their behavior with respect to drinking water use Identify changes or additions to the plumbing system that may pose unforeseen contamination risks Stay on top of changes in the law and technical innovations Our courses, offered in the workplace, are tailored to the duties of management and support staff, namely: Senior management and decision makers Plant managers Plumbers and maintenance technicians Health and safety professionals TOPICS COVERED IN OUR AWARENESS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS Laws, plumbing codes and industry standards including CSA B64.10 for Canada Keeping buildings healthy and compliant as upgrades or additions to the drinking water system such as detergent dispensers or coffee machines, are installed Selection of backflow preventers, including product data and technical drawings provided by Darspec or various manufacturers such as Wilkins, Watts and Conbraco Risk aversion and preventive practices Advice tailored to your specific water supply system and drinking water use Real world scenarios: problems, consequences and solutions; Ongoing coaching and custom certification SPEAKER You want to inform, educate and raise awareness among your guests at shows or events related to drinking water protection and cross-connections engineering? Our experts are available to animate a conference or a workshop based on your specific needs.