Steam Shell Boilers (Category 2)

Is this course for you?

BOAS is valid for 5 years so this course is for operators, managers, commissioning engineers or boiler service engineers who are BOAS accredited. This course should be taken on or before the 5th anniversary of gaining BOAS.


Under PUWER it is a legal requirement to train staff to operate all equipment. The BG01 (safe operation of boilers) requires boiler operators to be trained to BOAS.

The CEA has devised a scheme recognised by industry, insurers and HSE, which provides a comprehensive qualification for operators and managers of industrial and commercial boiler plant.  

The ultimate aim of the course is to train and prepare delegates for passing the BOAS accreditation.   In order to achieve this the delegate will go through the BOAS Syllabus:

  • Safety and Legal Requirements
  • Basic Heat and Heat Transfer Concepts
  • Feedwater and Boiler Water Analysis
  • Draught and Combustion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environment
  • Fuel Concepts
  • Boilers and Auxiliaries
  • Operation
  • Controls and Instrumentation

CEA registration and other information

The fee for CEA registration and assessment will be included in the booking form when placing an order.

Please note that bookings must be confirmed at least 4 weeks in advance of training.


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Classrooms are available for theory learning and group exercises (close to training laboratories when practice activities are included).


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