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Licence to Operate a Standard Boiler

  • Duration5 Days
  • Competency

    MSMBLIC001 - License to operate a standard boiler

  • Location


Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to operate a standard boiler that uses a single fuel source and does not have a pre-heater, superheater or economiser attached.

Operation includes boiler start up, handover, monitoring, shut down and storage. Also covered are preparation for inspection procedures as specified in manufacturer recommendations, identification of maintenance requirements and relevant risk control measures.

The standard boilers covered by this course 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 have a single thermal or solar heat source. Boilers meeting the definition of ‘advanced boiler’ are excluded.

This course in its current form meets state and territory high risk work licensing requirements.

WorkSafe Connect offers this course at client sites, for employer groups only. The course is tailored to the specific equipment on site.

Performance Criteria

  • Plan work
  • Start up boiler
  • Monitor boiler operation
  • Shut down boiler
  • Store boiler in shut down mode

Course Outline

  • Complying with legislation, Australian Standards, organisational workplace standards, policies, relevant codes of practice, and required safe practices and procedures for planning work, starting and monitoring a boiler, and shutting down and storing a boiler
  • Performing routine safety and operational procedures
  • Reading and interpreting maintenance records, operating logs and safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Communicating faults, malfunctions and workplace hazards accurately to appropriate personnel using suitable communication techniques
  • Accurately completing reports, operational records and maintenance information in relation to boiler operation
  • Applying task instructions
  • Using relevant tools, equipment and personal protective clothing safely
  • Interpreting boiler operation tables and figures
  • Applying boiler testing techniques and adjusting boiler water quality
  • Verifying any problems and boiler faults, demonstrating appropriate response procedures
  • Applying appropriate risk assessment and risk management techniques
  • Demonstrating emergency operating procedures
  • Identifying the boiler energy source required to be isolated and made safe for maintenance, inspection and repairs
  • Applying boiler cleaning and storage techniques
  • Commonwealth, state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, codes of practice, standards, and advisory standards relevant to boiler operation
  • Basic principles of heat transfer and thermodynamics in relation to boiler operations
  • Boiler steam equipment operating principles and operating methods
  • Type and use of equipment and fittings for operation and maintenance of boilers
  • Hierarchy of risk control
  • Use and application of personal protective equipment
  • Type and limitations of corrective action and/or adjustments that can be made in response to routine boiler operation problems and emergencies
  • Various harmful energy sources in boiler operation and the means to effectively isolate these energy sources and make them safe
  • Modes of boiler storage and procedures for storing boiler in open or closed condition
  • SDS and safe chemical handling and storage methods for boiler operation and cleaning
  • Procedures for cleaning boilers internally and externally
  • Procedures for recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information



327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


Gate 1, Building 4 – Entry 5
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107

Course ID: 486 - Licence to Operate a Standard Boiler