Boiler house safety is being prioritised by Spirax Sarco with the introduction of a new training course
The Introduction to Boiler House Risk Assessment is designed to equip anyone involved in the safe operation and assessment of a boiler house with the knowledge required to complete a detailed risk assessment.
Running in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive’s safe management of industrial steam and hot water boilers (INDG436), the new programme covers specific safety considerations appropriate for operatives and managers.
By paying close attention to the potential safety issues, those tasked with managing the operation of a boiler house can adhere to the “Guidance on Safe Operation of Boilers” (BG01) as well as Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which clearly defines the need for a risk assessment within the workplace.
The bespoke course material extends far beyond basic hazards, such as slips, trips and falls, and provides a unique and comprehensive approach to safe operation in the boiler house. Hosted in a working boiler plant, the practical training will develop a range of skills for attendees in a real life environment, from defining a competent person in the boiler house environment to understanding the key principles of risk assessment.
Through a unique partnership between Spirax Sarco and a dedicated health & safety trainer, each course will allow delegates to take advantage of over a century of excellence in steam system engineering as well as a broad knowledge of how the successful management of risk can enhance business performance.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Understand the principles of risk assessment
- Complete the risk assessment process
- Understand the definition of a competent person
- Identify and know the requirements of INDG436 and associated legislation
- Understand the specific requirements for conducting a boiler house risk assessment
Sally O’Connell, UK Steam Technology Centre Manager at Spirax Sarco, comments: “It is essential that owners and operators of boiler plants are aware of the many different scenarios they could face, their legal obligations, and their respective responsibilities for the safe operation and management of steam. Safety is a major priority in this field, particularly given the growing number of unmanned boilers. Our objective is to provide the best industry knowledge, in order that anyone working in a boiler house environment can feel confident in their ability to carry out procedures correctly and safely.”