To accommodate the increase in delegates requiring training to satisfy new compliance standards, Byworth Boilers has made more courses available, both at its Keighley HQ and on-site at customer premises.
Applicant numbers for Byworth’s Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) have trebled in little more than a year, due in part to operators and managers seeking to improve their knowledge and compliance with BG01 ‘Guidance on Safe Operation of Boilers’ recommendations.
The course helps attendees to satisfy BG01, with operators advised to attain ‘Certified Industrial Boiler Operator’ status (Cert.IBO) and managers ‘Diploma in Boiler Plant Operation Management’ (Dip.BOM), respectively.
The courses have proved successful throughout the UK and internationally, as Byworth became the first provider to train operators via the BOAS course in the Middle East, with further sessions to follow in Belgium and Norway later this year.
An international client, keen to see his key staff meet international qualification standards, tasked Byworth with addressing the gaps in the training that the engineers had received previously, commenting:
‘I was becoming aware that, in some cases, my staff – in this case, steam boiler operatives – hadn’t received much formal training, or at least not for some time. I set about formalising a training and certification programme to ensure everyone was aware of current best practice.’
Byworth trainer Steve Blackburn added, upon completion of the course:
‘Our training was well received by both the client and the delegates, most of whom were already competent and safe operators that simply needed to understand certain updates to required standards. The attendees were professional and enthusiastic, and ranged from senior engineers to boiler operators.’
Courses are further supplemented with live technology demonstrations and classroom based theory tuition, to provide the best possible understanding of all aspects of steam management and plant, from energy saving and environmental elements to health and safety.
Byworth’s steam engineering training courses are enhanced by the use of a fully operational two tonne Yorkshireman steam boiler to complete the quality of training across the full catalogue of steam engineering courses.