Oil Boiler Federation Recent Activity

December 2016

Oil Boiler Installer Federation Members are being helped with individual problems and concerns relating to:

  • loosing compliant quotes to illegal installations
  • building defintions
  • consumer issues
  • CO or CO2 alarms mandatory?
  • oil tank compliance
  • domestic heating consultation
  • british standards revisions
  • boiler flue locations
  • repairs and renewals V Controlled service work
  • soldered fittings on oil supply lines
  • single skinned oil tanks still being fitted next to rivers, dykes and above groundwater source protection zones.

Federation working on industry consultations and standards revisions for engineers!

November 2016

Members are being helped with individual problems and concerns relating to:

flue and chimney problems
consumer warranty issues
customers unreasonable demands

Federation represents engineers at British Standards Institute review meeting of BS 5410 Part 2 for commercial oil applications.

October 2016

Members are being helped with individual problems and concerns relating to:

manufacturers warranties
flexible oil line failures
leaking oil filters
environmental contamination from oil

September 2016

Members are being helped with individual problems and concerns relating to:

Disposal of redundant oil tanks
Fuel Contamination

August 2016

Members are being helped with individual problems and concerns relating to:

Oil leak actions
non-compliant works
Commercial oil storage
Landlord Asbestos awareness & policy statement
13 month old heat exchanger leaking
Circulating pumps in oil boiler combi’s – another reported potential electrical fire problem!

Other news:

Federation meets with Department for Communities and Local Government to discuss Building Regulation concerns.

July 2016

Members are being helped with individual problems and concerns relating to:

Spares availability
Work place temperatures
Existing system & new boiler compatibility
oil supply system components
oil storage tanks
boiler system components
Premature fuel pump failures/fuel lubricity questions.

Members are being helped and updated on concerns relating to:

Bsi post Brexit position – no change!

Other news:

Federation invited to meet with Department for Communities and Local Government to discuss Building Regulation concerns.

June 2016

Members have been helped with individual problems and concerns relating to:

Circulating pumps melting in oil combi’s
Oil tank manufacturing standards
Commercial oil tank fire protection requirements
Fuel standards
ErPD compliant boilers
legitimacy of heating equipment ebay adverts
Cast iron radiator refurbishment
Oil Tank Regulations in Wales

Members have been helped and updated on concerns relating to:

Brexit – what next?
Small Business – Law changes
Construction Design Management Regulations.

Exemptions to ErPD rules which can be applied when replaceing circulating pumps.

Other activities this month.

Annual General Meeting
2016/17 Council of members elected
Annual Council meeting.

May 2016

BS 5410 Part 3 Published!
Communication and membership systems upgraded
Members helped with individual case problems and concerns

April 2016

Federation attends British Standard content resolution meeting for BS 5410 part 3. All Federation members concerns have been addressed.

March 2016

Federation witnesses and reports on oil boiler sector industry representatives including the FPS & OFTEC being told by HSE “ignore the law and we will prosecute!”

Feb 2016

The fight is on! Standard makers ignore the law leaving engineers and installers liable for prosecution!

Jan 2016

Federation submits 55 point challenge and amendments to British Standard Institute consultation on Oil Industry Standard BS 5410 Part 3.

Oct/Nov/Dec 2015

Federation investigates online and trade outlets selling non-compliant heating equipment

Boiler manufacturer lists and makes available new spare parts items in response to Federation request on behalf of members.

Federation helps member resolve oil tank liability issues

Federation upholds member complaint against boiler manufacturer – manufacturer agrees to address issues for engineer and customer.

September 2015

Federation saves members money with the Domestic Heating Design Guide

Federation members comments on the Control of Pollution Wales draft regulations welcomed by Civil Servants

Members individual enquiries and concerns dealt with

August 2015

Summer Newsletter circulated to members only, non-members are missing out on important updates and information!

Federation reveals EU Commission report that admits that Energy Product Labeling doesn’t work!

Trade press publish Federation article on Commission report.

Members united formal submission made to British Standards to improve flexible oil line standard.

July 2015

Draft BS/EN Flexible Oil Line Standard circulated to members for comment

Wales draft Control of Pollution regulations circulated to members for comment

ErPD info sent to press so all engineers get to see!

Consumer Alternative Dispute resolution advice sent to members – see what your customers are being told!

Government info on RHI circulated to members hot off the Government press – read about it 6 weeks later in the Trade press – if it gets published!

members individual enquiries and concerns addressed

June 2015

Federation AGM held Monday 29th June.

Federation Council of members for 2015/16 appointed

Federation Membership grows year on year by + 35%

New Federation Council reduces membership fees due to continued growth in membership.

Member supported with rogue customer spurious compensation claims.

May 2015

Member reports out of date flexible oil lines being sold to engineers – member advised on appropriate action to be taken with distributor.

Detailed two part guidance on Energy Labeling/ErPD circulated to Federation Members.

Clarifications sought and obtained from DEFRA for Federation Members on ErPD/Labeling.

April 2015

Federation holds successful breakfast morning at Plumb Centre Alnwick.

Federation works with Trading Standards to stop false online warranty claims regarding liquidated oil tanks being sold online.

BS 5410 part 3 sent out to members for comment

March 2015

Spring Newsletter and update circulated to Members

Federation supports member – Building Control upholds member’s findings and cooperates on enforcement.

Federation maintains pressure on Government to level the Competent Persons playing field!

Federation helps member challenge conflicting advice being given out by Competent Person Scheme.

Member helped with dealing with manufacturer over premature fuel pump failures.

February 2015

Federation successfully helps Gas Engineer member receive payment in full from “Rogue” customer!

January 2015

Federation challenges Ministers response!

December 2014

BS 5410 Part 1 2014 Published. Comes into force on the 1st January 2015.

Federation submits claim to Government on behalf of engineers miss-sold CPS consumer warranty and Works Notification since 2010!

November 2014

Federation members able to comment on final draft of gas pipe installation standard BS 6891!

Federation reviews final pre-publication copy of BS 5410 Part 1 2014 for members

October 2014

Federation gets the truth from Government on Building Regulatory Requirements for Works Notifications in England.

Federation investigates heating sector manufacturer which went into voluntary liquidation leaving members at risk of warranty claims

September 2014

Federation members submit BS 5410 Part 1 final comments to British Standards Institute.

Federation helps member with customer threats for “compensation”.

Federation helps member to protect themselves from spurious customer claims.

Federation finds specialist installation materials manufacturer for member.

July/August 2014

Draft BS 5410 Part 1 circulated to members for comment

Successful Federation AGM held

Federation Council elected

Federation membership has increased >50% year on year

May/June 2014

membership numbers growing

Individual support and advice provided to members

Federation helps DEFRA win EU Nox battle for engineers

March/April 2014

90 Engineers have signed up to <a href=”https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/189888″>assessment petition</a> (day 23).

New Consumer protection laws reviewed and members advised on potential pitfalls and consequences.

Federation launches campaign to achieve annual updating of heating engineer’s to replace current 5 yearly re-assessments

Federation launches online questionnaire to identify scale of oil boiler baffle and fuel pump problems encountered in the field

January/February 2014

Federation and HEnetwork work together to help engineers

Federation reviews new consumer laws for impact on engineers

Federation liaises with appliance manufacturer on behalf of member to resolve customers issues, which are put right by appliance manufacturer!

Federation attends 2 British Standards technical committee meetings and proposes changes for both oil and gas standards to support and help engineers.