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|Online course| Safe operation of buildings and HVAC systems during the COVID-19 pandemic

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This online course (~6 hours) covers key topics on how to resume activities, safely operate buildings and specifically use densely occupied indoor spaces during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The course is based on the REHVA COVID-19 guidance documents and its modules provide basic theoretical knowledge with hands-on information taught by REHVA experts. Participants get access also to the latest REHVA guidebooks on air filtration and the hygiene requirements of ventilation systems. After going through the training material, the trainees who also successfully complete the online exams obtain a certification.


Learning outcomes


After the course participants will:


  • Understand the science behind SARS-COV-2 transmission, risk mitigation and the key role of air quality, air distribution solutions and adequate ventilation in infection control
  • Understand the key aspects and necessary measures to take on HVAC systems when resuming indoor activities and reopening public spaces
  • Know how to conduct HVAC systems risk assessment and how to evaluate the safety in different buildings and rooms
  • Have an overall understanding of HVAC engineering measures and current technologies to prevent and/or limit the airborne viral transmission and to reduce the number of cross-infections indoors
  • Obtain practical guidance on the safe use of densely occupied spaces in different building types (i.e. office spaces, industrial facilities, schools, HoReCa, shopping malls, sport facilities)

This course is suitable for


  • Facilities and Building Managers
  • Occupational health and safety specialists
  • Building Services Contractors
  • Mechanical & HVAC Engineers
  • Ventilation and air conditioning system inspectors
  • Public authorities’ technical representatives (regulators)
  • Other building professionals involved in the management of indoor environment quality, building operation and system maintenance