New boiler guidance

Published:  02 December, 2011

Drafted by the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA), SAFed and the HSE, the new guidance advises that boiler operators and managers achieve the national industry standards from leading training providers like Spirax Sarco.

The new document recommends Certified Industrial Boiler Operator (CertIBO) status for operators and Diploma in Boiler Plant Operation Management (DipBOM) for managers, both of which are covered in the Spirax Sarco Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) training course.

Over 1000 candidates have already completed BOAS training with Spirax Sarco and other providers. Spirax Sarco offers a four-day BOAS-accredited course that provides the necessary qualifications to cover participants for five years, after which a refresher is required.

“Safety is obviously the main driver, but proper training can also save money for boiler owners and operators”, says Roger Glassonbury, Spirax Sarco’s UK training manager. “Properly operated steam boilers provide a safe and efficient way of moving energy around. Complying with the new advice will not only improve the safety of boiler operations but knowing the best ways to operate and maintain a steam system is the key to improving efficiency, boosting productivity and reducing costs. Any initial outlay will soon be repaid in a typical steam installation.”

To find out more about the new BG01 boiler guidance or for a copy of the 2012 Training Course Brochure please email: or visit

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