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Document ID (ISN)112596
CIS number 12-0112
Year 2011
Convention or series no. INDG 436
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe management of industrial steam and hot water boilers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2011. 10p. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access Safe_management_of_industrial_steam_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract There has been a significant increase in unmanned boilers, mainly due to improvements in the reliability of electronic control systems. This leaflet provides basic advice on the risks and regulatory requirements for the operation of steam boilers. It sets out the general principles of boiler safety for people with limited technical knowledge of boilers, such as owners, managers and supervisors, who do not have access to industry guidance.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; steam boilers; water heaters; automatic control; responsibilities; inspection; legal aspects
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; safety guides; public OSH institutions
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Pressure vessels and systems
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Compressed gases and pressure vessels