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Steam Boiler Operator - Foundation (SB1)

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1 Day
Course Overview
The boiler operator course covers steam principles and boiler operation in the form of a presentation; a multiple choice test to confirm an understanding of the course; the principal operation of controls and test equipment (using customer’s own boiler where possible); and an observational assessment using test papers.

Our Steam Boiler Operator training course supports compliance with BG01 Edition 2 (SAFed) and HSE INDG-436.

We recommend that where delegates require practical familiarisation with steam boiler best practise, our Steam Boiler Operator - Safe Working Practices course is booked in conjunction with this course.

This course provides your boiler operator certification to support HSE boiler operator recommendations as identified in HSE guidance document INDG 436 and BG01 for safe operation of steam boilers, by supporting a person’s competence when operating a steam boiler. It also includes; operation, daily/weekly routine maintenance, health & safety and legislation

Note: It is recommended that candidates take a refresher course after 3 years to receive re-certification, as advised by City & Guilds.
Who is This Course For?
This course is aimed at operators of steam boilers wishing to obtain general skills and knowledge of steam boiler operation and maintenance. The aim is to develop the knowledge required to carry out daily operating routines and maintenance.
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction and overview
  • Assessment (Theory)
  • Boiler Management
  • Level Controls
  • Boiler Blowdown
  • Steam Loop
  • Feedwater Treatment and Storage
  • Boilers and fittings
  • Practical
  • Assessment (Practical)
  • Safe operation of steam boilers
  • Compliance with BG01 Edition 2, INDG-436 and other statutory regulations / relevant guidance documents
  • Improving boiler efficiency
  • Potential issues with steam boilers
  • Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) for steam boilers
  • Reducing repair costs and boiler downtime
  • Boiler operational records
  • Fuel consumption records
  • Recording maintenance activities
  • Safety inspection records
  • Legal responsibilities of Steam Boiler Operators
  • Ideal quality and volume of steam produced
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have the following:
Please inform us of any special educational needs that you may have prior to attending this course.
Please inform us of any health issues that may affect your ability to attend or participate in this course.
Please ensure a classroom type environment is available in the morning for the theory training with facilities to enable a PowerPoint presentation.
Please provide an Asset List of all steam plant on your premises, including photographs. This will enable us to tailor your on-site training to your organisations specific needs.
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