Just three-and-a-half- years after their introduction, Fulton Limited – the leading heat transfer specialist – is celebrating having welcomed its 1,000th trainee onto its City & Guilds Accredited training course.
The City & Guilds-certified, one-day training course was introduced by Fulton in 2013 and offers a mix of theoretical and practical operational assignments which, the company claims, bridges the gap between the more expensive courses (that can cost many thousands of pounds per employee), and cheaper, straightforward ‘toolbox’ training.
Commenting for Fulton, customer services manager Jeff Byrne says: This is a real milestone for the company. We are delighted to have welcomed Muhammad Ateeb Farooq, our 1,000th trainee, who successfully completed the course and gained the City Guilds certificate. We operate the courses throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and at our Bristol-based manufacturing facility, which has a dedicated training room.”
He goes on to say that with no two boiler systems being the same, Fulton prefers to run its training courses at customers’ own facilities, so technicians and engineers learn on the equipment they will be monitoring day-to- day. However, Fulton’s in-house facility can accommodate training for its range of electric, gas, oil and dual-fuel- fired vertical and horizontal steam boiler systems. City & Guilds certification adds value to the training courses and supports both the Safe Management of Industrial Steam and Hot water boilers Guidelines BG01 (SAFed) and INDG- 436 (HSE) regarding operation and training.
The Fulton Operator Routines & Maintenance course is designed for boiler operators and covers basic day-to- day operation and monitoring; and provides employees with the knowledge required to monitor a boiler and ensure it is running efficiently and safely. It also includes training in operational procedures, daily blowdowns, and checking of water levels, alarms, etc. the course also examines the importance of correctly treated feedwater and what boiler inspectors will look for during routine insurance inspections.
“We have always promoted the benefits of operator training to our customers and enjoy seeing technicians and engineers grow in confidence as they improve their knowledge.” says Jeff.
Fulton’s training has proven to be invaluable to employers, with operators managing more of their own maintenance and repairs and avoiding costly call-outs that require no more than the simple flick of a switch to resolve.
Jeff says “Real examples like this prove that a Fulton one-day Operator Routines & Maintenance course could potentially save the cost of many expensive and unwanted engineers’ visits.”