This training course cover the regulations, standards and practical skills needed for operatives to work in this commercial sector. Including a range of classroom and practical assessments, the course will give operatives a comprehensive insight into commercial oil installation and service.
Training (OFTEC 201)
Service & Commisioning of Oil & Bio Liquid Multi-Stage Pressure Jet Burner Fired Commercial Appliance Upto 2MW
This training module and assessment covers the skills and knowledge relating to safety regulations, Procedures and standards which must be applied to enable participants to carry out work safely for commercial oil installations to manufacturer’s specifications and to comply with current regulations and codes of practice. The course will prepare candidates for the theory and Practical Assessments and on completion of this course the participant will have acquired extensive insight into the commercial oil installations and services and have acquired the skills and knowledge to safely carry out commercial oil works. This course is for technicians who wish to service and commission two and three stage pressure-jet burners, such as fitted to some large domestic and light commercial boilers and warm air heaters. The course covers health and safety, regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation, knowledge of oil storage and supply, and practical servicing and commissioning.
The OFTEC 201 course will normally be included in a bundle with a combination of any of the other following courses offered by Gastec Training And Assessment Centres –
OFT101 Domestic/light Commercial Pressure Jet Appliance Commissioning and Servicing.
OFT105A Domestic Oil Firing Installation and Energy Conservation Measures in Buildings
OFT 600A domestic and Non-domestic Oil Storage and Supply Installation.
All of the above can be sat as individual elements.
This is a 2-day course which is inclusive of one day’s training and one-days assessment.
- Health and Safety – Liquid Fuel Specific Health & Safety Regarding the Management of Liquid Fuel
- Fire Valve Installation – The selection, location and installation of Fire Valves
- Regional Requirements – How to find and apply Regional Requirements
- Safe Electrical Isolation – Ability to demonstrate how to apply process practically
- OFTEC Procedures – Risk Identification, Actions and Reporting
- Knowledge of Liquid Fuel Storage & Supply – To be able to inspect an installation for fire protection, tank location, base suitability, bunding, Liquid Fuel supply, materials and fittings
- Knowledge of Appliance Installation – Knowledge of appliance installation regarding hearth, flue, ventilation, clearance, condensate drain and location requirements
- Servicing & Commissioning – Commercial Pressure Jet Appliances – To be able to Service and Commission Commercial Pressure Jet appliances and complete a CD/51
These consist of open-book written assessments. The Open Book assessments permit the use of approved reference material such as OFTEC manuals to obtain answers. All written assessments contain either multiple questions or true/false statements.
Practical tests on live commercial appliances are included as part of the OFTEC 201 assessment process.
Workshop activities on live commercial appliances are included as part of the OFTEC 201 assessment process.
Applicants in this category are regarded as experienced oil technicians and are required to hold OFT accredited
certificate(s) for the assessment(s) they wish to undertake; they will need to provide an original certificate as
evidence to the Assessment Centre prior to taking OFTEC assessments.
• Candidates holding OFT10-101 and/or OFT10-102 may take OFT10-105E and/or OFT10-600a
assessment without training (and are therefore Category 1).
• Candidates holding OFT10-101 may take OFT10-201 without training (and are therefore Category 1).
• Candidates holding OFT10-105E must undertake training before taking OFT10-101 and/or OFT10-102
(and are therefore Category 2).
• Candidates holding OFT10-105E, and/or OFT10-102(D/W), must undertake training before taking
OFT10-201 (and are therefore Category 2).
• Candidates holding OFT10-600a only are Category 3 for all other qualifications, unless they meet the
pre-requisites for Category 2 status as listed below.
Applicants in this category are regarded as holding a nationally recognised qualification in a trade associated with
oil work, candidates must provide relevant qualifications to support entry (see qualification tables at the end of this
Must provide written evidence to the AC confirming that they have undertaken ‘on the job’ Oil installation and/or
maintenance training that would support their application for the range of assessments to be undertaken. That
evidence shall be in writing from the employer detailing precisely the type, range and volume of work carried out.
Have relevant skills and experience gained from working in a related trade such as Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation
/ Refrigeration / Air-Conditioning / Gas Fitting or servicing.
Applicants must provide evidence of this related experience to the AC. The evidence must consist of, as a minimum,
• Name and address of the business(s) providing the related experience.
• The types of related work undertaken.
All Category 2 candidates must also undertake training at an OFTEC-approved training centre such as Gastec.
Applicants in this category are regarded as new to the oil industry, and do not hold any national qualifications in a
related field nor have any related work experience. Application conditions for this category require that the Category
3 applicant must:
• Obtain experience with an OFTEC registered business which is willing to provide an auditable extended
oil training programme incorporating both On and Off the Job components with organisational support
prior to the applicant taking OFTEC assessment. Evidence of the contents of the programme detailing the
Off the Job training and On the Job experience must be presented to the AC as above
• Undertake a training programme (OFT50) at an OFTEC approved training centre, which is planned, managed and organised by Gastec.