David Kennedy, Water Jetting Association

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David Kennedy is the director of the Water Jetting Association (WJA).
About the WJA
In its 40 years of activity, the WJA has been credited with leading the transformation of water jetting standards in the UK, a process that is now continuing in regions like the Middle East and Africa.
All its training is accredited by City & Guilds. Courses include Safety Awareness, which an operator must repeat every three years to maintain their WJA registration. Practical courses are: Tube and Pipe Cleaning, Surface Preparation, Drain and Sewer Cleaning, and Hydrodemolition.
The association is also developing new training resources to further enhance water jetting safety and quality. Two new courses due for launch in 2020 include a Level 2 Diploma in Competent Water Jetting and WJA Management & Leadership course.
The WJA also welcomes international members. WJA Vice-President John Jones said: “We’re increasingly working with water jetting colleagues across the world.
“We want to share ideas and improve standards for our industry and its clients, so we’d very much welcome companies and organisations that want to join the WJA to contact our London office. That includes water jetting contractors, equipment suppliers and companies that use water jetting services in the Middle East and Africa.”