The new qualification for engineers working with your industrial gas systems


July 14th 2017 Posted by:

Byworth’s service department strive at all times to deliver high quality maintenance to meet the demands of existing and new customers.

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The Byworth team onsite at Jura distillery for multiple boiler installation works and commissioning

“We’ll send the right person the first time; we pride ourselves on quality of fix to ensure we get you back up and running as quickly as possible.” Alex McLean, National Service Manager

Aftercare is delivered from our strategic service centres at our head office in Keighley and our regional offices in Scotland and The Midlands.

Operating from these centres, we have highly skilled teams of engineers who will ensure your equipment is serviced to our high standard, whether it is routine planned work or in response to an urgent situation. Every engineer has a fully equipped van, with over £10k of spares to ensure we can maintain our outstanding record of a first time fix in 93% of call outs.

Alex has been on a mission since his appointment to oversee Byworth’s entire service operations. He has brought in 3 regional service managers and 2 operational managers to increase customer satisfaction.

You all probably have service providers in place, but are the engineers being called to your site actually qualified for industrial sites?

Few people realise that the gas safe qualification is only appropriate for residential and light commercial installations and not industrial sites such as food factories, commercial laundries etc.

Guidance to Regulation 3 of the ‘Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998’ (GSIUR) states:

“Gas work for those working at premises that fall outside the scope of the Regulations should only be undertaken by a person who has successfully completed an appropriate full training course followed by an assessment of competence”.

The CEA’s Industrial Gas Operations Accreditation Scheme (I-GAS) qualification has been created to fill this gap, in collaboration with industrial gas training providers, manufacturers of combustion equipment, and employers.

It is the only formal training and accreditation scheme currently available that is specifically designed for maintenance staff and technicians working with gas in industrial premises.

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Working onsite at First Milk’s industrial plant

Of course, all our engineers retain their gas safe registration for working on residential and commercial properties such as hospitals, hotels and schools.

Byworth invest heavily in employee training to ensure:
a –  our staff’s competence complies with a safe work environment and
b –  our customers gain the best value when investing in maintenance and service programs

To enquire about using our I-GAS qualified engineers, please contact Byworth today on
01535 665225 or email service@byworth.co.uk

Refractory job completed by the ‘Midlands lads’