Fundamentals of boiler management (Training Course)

07:00pm 15 July 2019 - 05:00pm 17 July 2019

A training course course developed in partnership with Byworth Boilers, to bring Members up to speed with boiler operations and legal compliance.

The TSA’s Technical Standards Knowledge Network have identifed safe and efficient management of boilers as an area where training would bring value to our Members, and improve the industry’s safety credentials. We have now developed a training course in partnership with Byworth boilers, to bring members up to speed with boiler operations and legal compliance.

The course will kick off with a networking dinner on the evening of Monday 15th July, 7:30pm, hosted by our CEO David Stevens, and continue over Tuesday 16th July with a 8.30am start and Wednesday 17th July 2019. The venue will be the voco St John's Solihull Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 1AT

The first day of the course is aimed at both managers (responsible for the site level statutory duties) and operators (responsible for the day-to-day hands-on management of boilers), while the second is specifcally aimed at managers; however, operators are welcome to register for both days. The cost is at £610 for two days and £330 for those attending one day only. The course fee includes lunch, refreshments and dinner (on the 15th and 16th), but not accommodation.

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the hotel for both the evening of Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th, you can book them through us by contacting or 020 3151 5600. Please book early to avoid disappointment. More rooms may become available at a later date depending on availability.  Please contact for accommodation and bookings or for more information on the course content.


PROGRAMME  |  DAY 1  (Operators & Managers)

08:30 – 09:00    Welcome & Coffee

09:00 – 09:15    Introduction– Dave Chapman, Byworth Boilers

09:15 – 10:30    Steam Basics – Dr Ian Roberts, Roberts Durur

  • Why Use? Properties
  • Steam generation principles
  • Role of the Operator

10:30 – 10:45    Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00    Steam Systems David Tilleard, Byworth Boilers

  • Components
  • How it works
  • Water treatment

12:00 – 12:45    Lunch

12:45 – 13:45    The Real World David Tilleard, Byworth Boilers

  • Incidents, accidents & outcomes

13:45 – 14:05    Boiler Controls– Dr Ian Roberts, Roberts Durur

  • Levels & pressures

14:05 – 14:30    Fuels & BurnersDavid Tilleard, Byworth Boilers

14:30 – 14:45    Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:20    Safety Matters – Dr Ian Roberts, Roberts Durur

  • Accidents, near misses, poor practice, water hammer
  • Legal framework

15:20 – 15:50    HSE compliance INDG BG01 outline David Tilleard, Byworth Boilers

  • Supervision, emergency shut down & attendance to alarms
  • Record keeping

15:50 – 16:00   Finish up– Dave Chapman, Byworth Boilers



PROGRAMME  |  DAY 2  (Managers)

08:30 – 09:00    Meet & Coffee

09:00 – 09:15    Introduction– Dave Chapman, Byworth Boilers

09:15 – 09:30    Q&A – All presenters

09:30 – 10:15   Who’s Who BG01 David Tilleard, Byworth Boilers

  • Role of manager & boiler house management

10:15 – 11:15   PED / PSSR / BG01 Background– Dr Ian Roberts, Roberts Durur

  • Design & Installation

11:15 – 11:30    Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30    TBCDavid Tilleard, Byworth Boilers

  • Manning
  • Equipment for supervision & manning

12:30 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 13:05    CEA– Dave Chapman, Byworth Boilers

13:05 – 14:10    Risk Assessment & Management – Dr Ian Roberts, Roberts Durur

14:10 – 14:25    Coffee Break

14:25 – 14:45    Future Trends – Dr Ian Roberts, Roberts Durur

14:45 – 15:25    Steam Industry Specifics – Mark Exton, Micronclean

15:25 – 15:55    Exam

15:55 – 16:00   Finish up– Dave Chapman, Byworth Boilers



Venue Information

The venue is the St. John's Hotel in Solihull, located in the town centre of Solihull, and within easy reach from Birmingham International airport and Birmingham train station both just 5 miles away. Drivers will be able to reach Solihull from the M5, M6, M1, M42 and M40, parking is available on site.

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