Due to the demand for its boiler operator training, Spirax Sarco has added more training courses to its schedule. The number of delegates taking the Spirax Sarco Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) course has tripled since the second half of 2011.

The rise in demand has been prompted by boiler operators and managers seeking to enhance their knowledge of steam management systems in line with the recommendations of BG01 ‘Guidance on Safe Operation of Boilers’.

Published in late 2011, BG01 recommends specific training to promote safe and competent boiler operations. This includes Certified Industrial Boiler Operator (Cert.IBO) status for operators and Diploma in Boiler Plant Operation Management (Dip.BOM) for managers. These are both covered in Spirax Sarco’s BOAS training course.

Numbers are also up for BOAS refresher courses. Increasing by 400% between the last two quarters of 2011 and the first two quarters of 2012, the growing numbers reflect a need to continue the development of previously trained staff to keep their knowledge up to date.

Roger Glassonbury, customer training manager, Spirax Sarco, said, “We have added two extra scheduled courses and added more places on each course to meet demand. In addition, we are doing BOAS courses on customers’ sites. If demand continues to rise, we will add more courses.”