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This unit of competency covers the operation of a standard boiler that produces saturated steam and uses a single heat source. Operation includes boiler startup, handover, monitoring, shutdown and storage. Also covered are preparation for inspection procedures as specified in manufacturer recommendations, identification of maintenance requirements and relevant risk control measures.
Application of the Unit
The boilers covered by this unit would typically include boilers with fixed and modulating combustion controls, fixed and modulated air supply, and a single heat source. Operation may include a battery of boilers and boilers that in future have a single thermal or solar heat source. Boilers meeting all the conditions as defined in AS 2593:2004 Safety management and supervision systems are excluded as well as boilers meeting the definition of ‘advanced boiler’.
This unit in its current form meets state and territory licensing requirements. Any alteration to the content or outcomes would not be acceptable to regulators for the purpose of licensing.
This unit is based on the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.
Enrolment is for a nominal period of 12 months but this may be extended to allow sufficient on-the-job training. The duration of the Theory Course for this Unit of Competency is 4 days full time in a Class Room situation normally at an Employers workplace.