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Training available all across Canada
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Instructor – Rosa Hawkes, P.Eng
Video operator since 1999. Provides quality control and training of new operators for ABC Pipe Cleaning Services. Involved in the construction industry for decades. Has over 10 years teaching experience in WRc3 codes and PACP codes. Instructor for CSA.
PACP standardizes the evaluation of pipe conditions. Video inspectors, engineers, developers, owners, and decision makers’ alike can “speak in the same language” and are thus more accurate in detecting problems, determining costs, and developing plans for the maintenance of wastewater collection systems. The rate of change will be easier to analyze throughout various reports of the same asset by using the same standardized codes.
The PACP manual covers concepts such as stages of deterioration, reasons for inspection, categorization of codes, continuous defects, how to properly fill in the forms, definitions and proper use of the codes, as well as grading. You will also be given a technical guide, CSA plus 4012, which organizes codes describing distress and defect “severity” and “extent” into “primary failure modes”. Your instructor, Rosa Hawkes, will ensure you understand the course material before proceeding with the practical test.
An Excerpt from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Website:
“Working with NASSCO, CSA Group has been administering the distribution of PACP, MACP and LACP materials since 2011. Utilizing information from the PACP, CSA Group produced the first edition of Plus 4012 – Technical Guide: Visual Inspection of Sewer Pipes. This guide compared ten national and international standards to determine commonalities between systems. The Technical guide also introduces the concept of distress and defect “severity” and “extent”, provides a framework to organize distress, and maps NASSCO PACP into this framework as an addition to accepted practices in Canada.”
Upon successfully completing the user training in PACP, the individual is assigned a certificate number from NASSCO. After obtaining certification, the user must retrain every three years. Students must take and pass the PACP course prior to taking MACP/LACP.
Courses offered all across Canada:
PACP certification – 2 days, includes exam
MACP/LACP – 1 day, includes exam
PACP recertification – 1 day, includes exam
To register through CSA, click here. On-site courses available.
Definitions of Abbreviations
CSA Canadian Standards Association
NASSCO National Association of Sewer Service Companies
PACP Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program
MACP Manhole Assessment and Certification Program
LACP Lateral Assessment and Certification Program