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Solid fuel fire

OFTEC Installation, commissioning and servicing of solid fuel burning appliances (Dry or Wet Systems)


Solid fuel heating such as open fires, room heaters and stoves is in demand with homeowners. Their popularity has provided welcome business for solid fuel technicians and most now want to demonstrate their competence and professionalism to customers and show they work in compliance with building regulations. New and replacement solid fuel combustion appliances must be installed in accordance with regional building regulations and manufacturers installation instructions. If they are not installed and maintained correctly they can present a dangerous risk to life and property. Badly installed or maintained appliances can cause fire, explosions or carbon monoxide (CO) spillage.

Two qualifications are available:

Course objectives/key benefits

On successful completion of the assessment candidates will be able to contact OFTEC to join their work notification scheme in order to certify that their solid fuel installations have been carried out in accordance with building regulations.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at anyone involved in the design, specifying or installation of solid fuel heating appliances and systems.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites


Demonstrable, appropriate previous work experience in the construction industry, or any of the following;


Course content

Course duration

Training Method

Theory and practical workshop


Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a OFTEC certificate of competence in the appropriate subject areas for which they have been assessed

Materials Provided

Candidates will need an up-to-date OFTEC Solid Fuel Book (available from our office on 01579 348544 or


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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