This one-day (8-hour) course is designed to provide basic knowledge of safe operation of heating plants and emergency procedures to be followed by non-operating personnel. This course meets the criteria  for the “Boiler Basic Safety Awareness Certificate” exam administered by TSBC.

There are no course prerequisites and anyone is welcome to attend. Certification is not mandatory.

Those requiring certification must arrange the examination at their local TSBC office by completing the required “application for examination” form and paying the required examination fees. For more information on the TSBC examination dates and fees go to www.technicalsafetybc.ca.

What will this seminar offer to your organization?

The Boiler Basic Safety Awareness course provides students with an overall look at a boiler and heating plant operation, and explains the requirements of the BC Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulations. This one-day seminar will prepare your staff to challenge the TSBC examination for certification and help improve the knowledge and skills of the plant non-operating employees so they are better prepared to respond to emergencies in your plant.

What will you learn?

The seminar is presented in an easy going manner and augmented with many photos, videos, and diagrams which is intended to teach persons with little or no experience the basics of building heating systems plant theory, operation and plant safety. The course provides students with information on potential boiler and pressure vessel problems areas, possible solutions, and procedures that should be followed in case of emergency or irregularities in a boiler plant operation.

Course goals

To provide essential knowledge to a person who may be required to be in attendance of a steam or hot water boiler heating or process plant in a General Supervision Status or Risk Assessed Status Plant Operation.

Course outline

  • Legislation and boiler industry history
  • Canadian Standards Association Code B51 – General discussion on the requirements of the Code
  • Types of boilers and processes
  • Description of typical steam and hot water heating systems
  • System start-up and shut-down
  • Emergency shut-down of boiler equipment
  • Signs and operating procedures
  • Safety relief piping and valves
  • Computer monitoring and controls
  • Duties and responsibilities of a Basic Safety Awareness Certificated person
  • Safe practices and safety equipment in a boiler plant
  • Fire protection equipment and classes of fires
  • Reports and record keeping, Log books and how to use them
  • Reporting of accidents or incidents in a plant
  • Duties and responsibilities of a Plant Safety Committee

Course duration

8 Hours
This course is offered as a classroom course, as well as on-site at your location.

Course evaluation

Attendees will complete a 50-question multiple choice type examination at the end of the seminar. The preparatory examination is typically marked and discussed in class to further develop knowledge and reinforce material taught.

Course credit

A TFM Consultants International Ltd “Certificate of Completion” will be issued to all attendees.