Two one-day training courses recently introduced by leading steam boiler manufacturer Fulton Limited have been certified by City & Guilds.

The courses offer a mix of theoretical and practical operational assignments which, despite their newly certified status, Fulton claims still bridges the gap between the more expensive courses – those that can cost many thousands of pounds per employee – and straightforward ‘toolbox’ training.

Commenting for Fulton, customer services manager Jeff Byrne says: “The addition of City & Guilds certification to our training adds value to the courses and supports both the Safe Management of Industrial Steam and Hot water boilers Guidelines BG01 (SAFed) and INDG-436 (HSE) with regard to operation and training.”

Fulton Operator Routines & Maintenance course, which is designed for boiler operators, covers basic day-to-day operation and monitoring and provides employees with the knowledge required to monitor a boiler and ensure it is running efficiently and safely. It also includes training in operational procedures, daily blowdowns, and checking of water levels, alarms, etc. the course also examines the importance of correctly treated feedwater and what boiler inspectors will look for during routine insurance inspections.

The second course – Knowledge of Steam Systems – looks at both the boiler system in depth as well as auxiliary equipment including the steam and condensate loop. It is aimed at more experienced operators such as technicians and engineers.

“We have always promoted the benefits of operator training to our customers and we enjoy seeing technicians and engineers grow in confidence as they improve their knowledge.” says Jeff. “Training also proves invaluable to employers, as operators handle more of their own maintenance and repair and avoid call-outs to ‘boiler breakdowns’ that require no more than the simple flick of a switch to resolve. Real examples like this prove that a Fulton one-day Operator Routines & Maintenance course could potentially save the cost of many expensive and unwanted engineers’ visits.”

As no two boiler facilities are the same, Fulton prefers to run courses at customers’ own facilities so that technicians and engineers learn on the equipment they will be monitoring day-to-day. However, the in-house facility at Fulton’s Bristol headquarters can accommodate training for its range of electric, gas, oil or dual-fuel fired vertical and horizontal steam boiler systems.

For further information on its training programme, call 0117 972 3322, or email

Alternatively, please visit Fulton’s new-look website (, which also provides information on the latest CE-marked products available to UK and European customers as well as providing news of recent installations; detailed technical specifications; and installation drawings for Fulton’s range of boilers, including its latest vertical VMP and horizontal FB steam boilers and range of thermal fluid heaters.