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Oil Boilers, OFTEC registration

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mike2007, 17 Sep 2007.

  1. Mike2007

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    Do you have to be OFTEC registered (or with any other body) to install and commission an oil fired boiler in England?
     
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    Ideally yes but as far as I can remember its still not a legal requirement.
    They have a oil notification system like £orgi do so it goes to building control.
     
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    oil leaks are just messy whereas gas leaks can kill
     
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    I have just allowed my OFTEC registration to lapse as there is no legal requirement for servicing and maintenance which is what I mainly do.

    For installations you DO NOT have to be OFTEC registered however a non registered technician will have to submit a building regulation application. Speak to your local building control about how to do this.

    Commissioning may be a different matter and I believe you can not do it if you are not registered... if anyone knows differently then I would be interested to know as I have stopped commissioning myself now (due to dropping my OFTEC membership) but would be quite happy to carry on if there is a way to continue.
     
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    Ironically though, it seems, accidently spill oil that reaches controlled water and eventually kill a few fish and you could be in for a bigger fine than if you negligently work on gas and lay waste to a entire apartment block and all it's inhabitants.
     
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    you wouldnt get a fine if you wiped out a block of flats and people you would get a prison sentence
     
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    Hence the words 'it seems'. Clearly you don't deal in metaphors.
     
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    All very nice, but whats going to happen when its a 'legal' requirement for you to be registered :oops:
     
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    I don't see why you shouldn't. All you would need is a calibrated measuring instrument and a suitable form to fill in. There is NO legal specification for a commissioner AFAIK.
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but you don't have natural gas in flats?? :confused:
     
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    I have a suitable instrument and a suitable form by way of a CD/10. They may be signed by "OFTEC registered technician" or have a "Building Control ref number"!
    Does that mean that you can obtain the ref number for the building (renovation) and add it to the document instead of being a reg technician?
     
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    [/quote]Correct me if I am wrong, but you don't have natural gas in flats??[/quote]





    In that case that must have been one hell of a draught that brought down Ronan Point
     
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    Just make up your own form, otherwise you might be seen as trying to pass yourself off as OFTEC registered when you aren't. You don't need a space for the BC number as the form is for you to pass the info to BC, then they do what they have to do.
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but you don't have natural gas in flats??[/quote]





    In that case that must have been one hell of a draught that brought down Ronan Point[/quote]
    I know what you are saying but I find many(all I have visited) on economy 7 water heaters, electric hob/ovens?
     
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    Do you think they would be ok with that, as most don't know what they are looking at anyway so need your registration as a knowledge endorsment?
     

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