(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in WRT)
This course is a 4-day course that provides training in the proper set-up, equipment and project management of commercial losses. Commercial drying projects frequently have many more potential hazards and safety risks that are not generally encountered on residential projects. These hazards may include but not be limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. The CDS course is not intended to be a health and safety course, nor will it cover all of the potential hazards or OSHA compliance issues that may be encountered on commercial projects. It is required of participants to comply with all applicable local, state/provincial and national safety rules and regulations. The participant is strongly advised to research and complete appropriate training programs (e.g. HST, OSHA 10-hour, Canadian HST) prior to participating in the CDS course.
The Commercial Drying Specialist course teaches proper inspection and preliminary determinations, work flow and project management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water-damaged structures, systems and contents. The understanding of commercial projects is very different and more complex than that of typical residential structures. The students will experience the set-up of large loss projects including equipment such as desiccants as well as managing the power constraints through the use of generators and power splitters. This course is MUST for individuals involved in large-loss and CAT work!
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