OFT10-105E - Installation of oil and bio-liquid fuelled fixed combustion appliances and systems

OFT10-105E - Installation of oil and bio-liquid fuelled fixed combustion appliances and systems

Qualification Code


Qualification Title

Installation of oil and bio-liquid fuelled fixed combustion appliances and systems.


This course is for technicians who wish to install oil-fired appliances such as boilers and range cookers. Areas covered by this course include health and safety, fire valve installation, regional legislation and requirements, safe electrical isolation, knowledge of oil storage and supply, appliance installation, heating systems, and energy efficiency.

Assessment Information

Assessment is via multiple choice theory papers, practically assessed worksheets (PAWS), and practical hands-on assessment.


Applicants must hold a nationally recognised qualification in a trade associated with oil work.


Must provide written evidence to the AC confirming that they have undertaken ‘on the job’ Oil installation and/or maintenance training that would support their application for the range of assessments to be undertaken.


Have relevant skills and experience gained from working in a related trade such as Plumbing / Heating / Ventilation / Refrigeration / Air-Conditioning / Gas Fitting or servicing.

There are prerequisites for the OFTEC assessments please click here to view.

Course contents

  • Health & Safety - Liquid Fuel Specific Health & Safety Regarding the Management of Liquid Fuel
  • Fire Valve Installation - The selection, location and installation of Fire Valves
  • Regional Requirements - How to find and apply Regional Requirements
  • Safe Electrical Isolation - Ability to demonstrate how to apply process practically
  • OFTEC Procedures - Risk Identification, Actions and Reporting
  • Knowledge of Liquid Fuel Storage & Supply - To be able to inspect an installation for fire protection, tank location, base suitability, bunding, Liquid Fuel supply, materials and fittings
  • Knowledge/Application of Appliance Installation - Knowledge/Application of appliance installation regarding hearth, flue, ventilation, clearance, condensate drain and location requirements
  • Knowledge/Application of Heating Systems - Knowledge of how a heating system works including types, common faults, safety equipment (expansion vessel/TRV’s) and corrosion causes and prevention. Heating systems, meeting regulatory requirements and completion of CD/10 & CD/30 documents
  • Energy Efficiency - Application of Energy Efficiency

Expiry Information

Re-assessment is required after five years

Training Materials

OFTEC Technical Books 1, 3 and 4, Domestic Heating Design Guide

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