In response to industry requests, the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) has extended its offering with the launch of a new course covering the servicing and commissioning of larger multi-stage burners, as fitted in many light and medium commercial appliances.
The course, OFT10-201 Servicing & Commissioning of Multi-Stage Burners, offers a mixture of theory and practical-based assessments for two and three stage pressure jet burners connected to space and water heating appliances.
Alongside servicing and commissioning, topics covered by the course include health and safety, fire valve installation, regional requirements, safe electrical isolation, OFTEC procedures, knowledge of oil storage and supply as well as appliance installation.
OFTEC training manager David Knipe said: “Feedback from technicians who have already attended the course has been extremely positive. Those new to commercial appliances have said it’s equipped them to confidently tackle the servicing and commissioning of light commercial appliances, whilst experienced commercial technicians have found the details on commercial oil storage, risk assessment and procedures very helpful.
“By covering commercial as well as domestic applications through our assessment offering, we are able to further support our technicians’ business growth. OFTEC will continue to listen to and respond to the evolving needs of our industry as we strive to provide the best, progressive services and advice going forward.”
There are currently nine centres across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland offering the OFT10-201 course, which will be rolled out more extensively over the coming months.
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