BOAS Training (Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme)

Dunphy is a licensed and approved BOAS training provider. We deliver courses on client sites or in our own purpose-built operational Technology and Training Centre. This is situated next to our main factory in Rochdale.

Two qualifications are available, the Cert.IBO (Certified Industrial Boiler Operator) and the Dip.BOM (Diploma in Boiler Plant Management). Both qualifications are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive and SAFed. BOAS is recommended by BG01 ‘Guidance on the Safe Operation of Boilers’.

Candidates must have a minimum of six months and 100 hours of verified practical boiler plant operation before taking the Dunphy BOAS course and assessments.

The benefits of the course


Significantly improved safety in operating and maintaining boilers


Improved boiler operation and maintenance with a corresponding reduction in downtime and costs


A clear indication to HSE, insurers and other regulators that your organisation is committed to adopting best practices in boiler operations


Motivated, trained staff with a nationally recognised skills qualification

Who is the BOAS course for?

The course is designed for practising boiler house operatives. Our BOAS course provides detailed information on basic boiler operation and maintenance, as well as educating candidates on boiler efficiency, environmental awareness and the relevant HSE legislation.

Dunphy’s BOAS training consists of a series of lectures and practical demonstrations. Learners will become familiar with the boiler suite and its components: including burners, flues, superheaters, economisers and pumps.

As the training centre is in the same place as our factory, candidates will get the added benefits of gaining hands-on experience with the best available boiler/burner technology.

Who conducts Dunphy's BOAS training?

All BOAS courses are delivered by experienced boiler operators who also hold the qualifications they teach, ensuring learners gain an in-depth understanding of both boiler theory and practice.

Course assessment method and certifications

At the end of the five-day course, Dunphy arranges formal external examination and independent assessment of participants by CEA assessors. Successful candidates will be awarded the Cert. IBO (Certified Industrial Boiler Operator) or Dip.BOM (Diploma in Boiler Plant Management) qualification.

Upcoming Courses

  • Week commencing 15th July
  • Week commencing 2nd September
  • Week commencing 14th October
  • Week commencing 25th November

Alternative dates for CAT 1, 2 and 5 courses are available on request. Training may also be arranged to take place at other premises on a mutually agreed week.

Why choose Dunphy?

We’re the leading provider of combustion equipment in the UK and have over 60 years’ worth of experience in the industry. This means there’s no better choice for your boiler house repairs. Get in touch with a member of our expert team to learn more.


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