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A leading UK training provider and heat transfer expert tackle steam boiler operator skills gap

Estates and facilities in a variety of industries are relying heavily on steam boilers for heat and energy transfer.

However, developing the skills and competence required to work safely on these systems can be challenging for prospective Boiler Operators.

For this reason, a partnership has been established between PPL Training and Fulton Uk, with the goal of tackling Boiler Operator skills gaps.

Forming A Partnership

Having met for the first time in 2017 at IHEEM’s conference events, 2024 is the year that will officially see PPL Training and Fulton join forces to deliver Steam Boiler Operator training.

Fulton National Consultant Specialist, Leigh Bryan spoke of the wider benefits of the training courses designed by the boiler manufacturer:

“Competency and safety are key focuses of the courses for sure. To us though, it’s more than just that. We outline the operator’s procedures that can improve boiler efficiency and reliability while offering appropriate record keeping guidance in-line with HSE’s INDG436. We’re excited to partner with PPL to bring our courses to a wider audience…” 

Meanwhile PPL Training Sales Director, Jonathan Eland added:

“Fulton is a trusted manufacturer of steam boilers and offers some great aftercare services which include training. We’re thrilled to add steam boilers to our growing list of areas covered within healthcare estates and facilities as a result of this partnership, where we will deliver training on-site at any hospital in the UK, ensuring it is specific to their own steam boiler installation.”

The New Training Courses

PPL and Fulton bring over 30 years of experience of training delivery to this particular practice.

PPL Training are now actively accepting bookings for the new on-site training courses. 

Steam Boiler Operator – Foundation (SB1)

Steam Boiler Operator – Safe Working Practices (SB2) 

This pair of courses will cover best practices for Compliance with BG01 Edition 2, INDG436 and other statutory regulations / relevant guidance documents among other key learning areas:

  • Safe operation of steam boilers
  • Improving boiler efficiency
  • Potential issues with steam boilers
  • Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) for steam boilers
  • Reducing repair costs and boiler downtime
  • Boiler operational records
  • Fuel consumption records

And more…

PPL and Fulton recommend that both 1 day courses are undertaken consecutively, with the first day providing more theory, with plenty of practical demonstrations and exercises. Whilst the 2nd day will be a workshop session, tailored toward the client’s own steam plant and provides dedicated hands-on practical tuition for the delegates in attendance.

Listings for Steam Boiler Operator – Foundation (SB1) and Steam Boiler Operator – Safe Working Practices (SB2) have been added to PPL Training’s website and can be booked directly with dedicated FM Account Managers, Daniel Rodgers and Amanda Scott.

Call: 0333 121 1215

Email: fmj@ppltraining.co.uk

Visit: https://go.ppltraining.co.uk/boiler-operator 

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