OFT50 - Introduction to Domestic Oil-fired Appliances

What's included?

Overview: Introduction to Domestic Oil-fired Appliances – OFTEC Accredited
Duration: Up to 4 days
Cost: £500 + VAT

Introduction to the course

The course is accepted as an entry qualification for those wishing to move on to the three main OFTEC training and assessments:

– Domestic/Light Commercial Pressure Jet Appliance Commissioning & Servicing (OFT101)
– Domestic Oil Firing Installation and Energy Conservation Measures in Buildings (OFT105E)
– Domestic and Non-domestic Storage and Supply Installation Training Course (OFT600a)

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 as a competent oil operative. This course is designed to give more intensive and detailed practical training than the standard courses offered, which are aimed at experienced operatives.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry/pre-requisite requirements although plumbing skills will be highly advantageous.

Course Content

The content of the course covers the following essential areas:

  • 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
  • Pipework
  • British Standards
  • Ventilation
  • Flues
  • Commissioning domestic oil boilers
  • Energy conservation

During the course the OFTEC Technical Manuals (Manuals 1,2,3 and 4) are used and OFTEC requires that all engineers should have a current copy of the manuals for reference in the field. These can be purchased directly from GTEC at a cost of £35 each or £140 for the set of four manuals.