This is a practical course designed for operatives lacking or with no experience of domestic oil installations.
This course is designed to give more intensive and detailed practical training than the standard courses, which are aimed at experienced operatives. The aim of each part of the course is that the candidate will reach the required standard to enable them to undertake the standard assessments.
The main aim of the course is to ensure that the delegate has a solid background and enough practical knowledge in oil to perform the everyday tasks of a competent oil operative.
Course objectives/key benefits
To provide candidates with the knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake work on domestic oil installations.
Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone wishing to carry out work on domestic oil-fired installations but who has no previous experience or qualifications.
Anyone undertaking this course must have basic plumbing skills. A knowledge of heating systems will also be highly advantageous.
- Safety requirements
- Building Regulations
- Types of oil and their identification
- Steel and thermoplastic oil storage
- Constructional standards
- Tank fittings
- Fuel feed pipe work
- System design including Part L1 of the Building Regulations
- Thermostatic controls
- Gauges and overfill alarms
- Oil contamination problems
- Maintenance of boilers
- Oil burners
- British Standards
- Commissioning domestic oil boilers
- Energy conservation