20 start steam boiler training

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Twenty participants from Regions 2, 4, and 6 have begun a training exercise for Steam Boilers Examiners.

The 10-day training session is being facilitated by the Ministry of Social Protection in collaboration with the UK-based Chartered Engineering Maintenance and Management Solutions Incorporated.

At the start of the programme on Tuesday Chairman of the Board of Industrial Training, Clinton Williams noted that Steam Boiler Examiners training had not been done for more than a decade and the initiative provided an opportunity to boost local capacity.

“The main objective of this intervention is to produce a cadre of technical specialists for the Ministry of Labour as regards competence to determine the operational integrity of boiler plants and ensure variability.”

Consultant, Dr. Rudolph Prince, who will spearhead the training programme, said the sessions would be interactive and will look at local practices and those from the UK.

“The outline of the programme is going to indicate the legal and jurisdiction requirements from the ministry’s standpoint because it is the responsibility of the jurisdiction to ensure that every boiler in Guyana is recorded and maintained … to provide safety for all of us,” Dr. Prince noted.

The Ministry of Social Protection will certify the participants upon completion of the programme.

Note: The main function of a boiler is to heat water to generate steam. The steam produced in a boiler can be used for a variety of purposes including space heating, sterilisation, drying, humidification and power generation.

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