Plant & Works Engineering
Training courses go from strength to strength
Published:  26 May, 2007

Byworths Boilers' Combustion Engineering Association (CEA) accredited training course, developed especially for boiler operators, has been running for a year now and has received good reports from companies that have participated.  The course, which has been developed in consultation with the HSE, the insurance Industry and has the backing of the carbon trust, is designed to provide theoretical and practical knowledge for operators of boiler plant.  The three main aims are:

  • Ensure total safety for personnel and plant
  • Ensure peak performance is maintained at all times
  • Ensure procedures are carried out in accordance with current and planned environmental legislation and best practice.

Each intensive four-day course is a mixture of lectures, group exercises and practical experience on Byworth"s own dedicated training boiler.  A fifth day is set aside for a written assessment.  Each paper is then marked and assessed by Gastec, with successful candidates then eligible to use the designation 'Certified Industrial Boiler Operative’ (Cert IBO), Byworth’s marketing manager Helen Shepherd said: "We are very pleased with how the training courses have progressed over the year.  We are currently running one course every month for up to eight people with a pass rate of 85%.  Most courses are held in Keighley but we are more than happy to hold a course at customers’ premises.  Indeed we have just successfully completed one for British Nuclear Fuels at their plant in Annan in Scotland.”

Byworth also specialise in producing bespoke training programmes, custom made to suit a customer’s needs. One company to take advantage of this facility recently was Avecia, who signed up for a course to be held at their Teesside factory.

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