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Licence to Operate an Advanced Boiler

  • Duration6 Days
  • Competency

    MSMBLIC002 - Licence to operate an advanced boiler

  • Location


Course Outline

This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to operate an advanced boiler, including a standard boiler. 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 boilers covered by this course are standard boilers and advanced boilers, including boilers defined in AS 2593:2004 Safety management and supervision systems and AS 3873:2001 Pressure equipment – Operation and maintenance and typically have a modulating combustion air supply and heat source.

This course is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High RiskWork.

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 an advanced 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 advanced boiler operation
  • Applying task instructions
  • Using relevant tools, equipment and personal protection clothing safely
  • Interpreting advanced boiler operation tables and figures
  • Applying advanced 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 all boiler energy sources required to be isolated and made safe for maintenance, inspection and repairs
  • Applying advanced boiler cleaning and storage techniques
  • Commonwealth, state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, standards, codes of practice and advisory standards relevant to boiler operation
  • Basic principles of heat transfer and thermodynamics in relation to boiler operations
  • Boiler and steam equipment operating principles and operating methods
  • Hierarchy of risk control
  • 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, with particular consideration to advanced boilers
  • Modes of standard and advanced 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, including advanced
  • 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: 562 - Licence to Operate an Advanced Boiler