A press release was made to remind the relevant legal regulations regarding occupational safety rules for heating boilers started to be used in winter and different types of boilers used in industrial facilities and pressure vessels such as expansion tanks and hydrophores to prevent occupational accidents.
The safety risk of boilers and pressure vessels that are not operated by trained personnel and whose periodic tests and controls are not performed, against explosions and work accidents should not be ignored.
In these days when the winter season is beginning to make itself felt rapidly, hot water (heating) boilers used in central heating systems have also been activated. It is a legal obligation to carry out periodic tests and controls at least once a year for boilers used in residential and service buildings for heating purposes such as boilers used in industrial facilities and pressure vessels such as hydrophores. On the other hand, these boilers must be operated by trained personnel according to the boiler type. The safety risk of boilers and pressure vessels that are not operated by trained personnel and whose periodic tests and controls are not performed, against explosions and work accidents should not be ignored.
The "Regulation on Health and Safety Conditions in the Use of Work Equipment", which was issued pursuant to the "Occupational Health and Safety Law" numbered 6331 and entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette dated 25.04.2013 and numbered 28628, the minimum requirements to be followed in terms of health and safety related to the use of work equipment in workplaces has determined. The aforementioned regulation; In short, any machine, tool, facility and installation used to perform the work, which is defined as work equipment, should be carried out by authorized persons in accordance with the intervals stipulated in the regulation and in accordance with the methods specified, to record the control results and to be shown whenever the authorities request. hiding it under provision.
STEAM BOILERS, HOT WATER BOILERS, HOT OIL BOILERS, HEATER BOILERS AND OTHER PRESSURE BOILERS MUST BE PERIODICALLY CONTROL.
Periodic checks of the boilers and other pressure vessels such as expansion tank, booster tank, air tank, boiler, autoclave with a pressure above 0,5 bar should be performed at least once a year if not specified in the relevant standard in order to prevent fatal occupational accidents that we see in the headlines every year.
During periodic controls, boilers and pressure vessels should be checked in terms of occupational safety and health, hydrostatic tests and opening tests of safety valves should be performed. It is also recommended that the safety valves be sealed in a way that will not be damaged by opening, closing and leakage acceptance tests.
By using appropriate non-destructive testing methods in the risk assessment of pressure vessels or if pressure testing cannot be performed; thickness, corrosion and welding controls should be done.
PERIODIC CONTROL OF BOILERS MINIMIZE OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS.
As TMMOB Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, our experienced staff working in our Branches and Representatives has been carrying out periodic control services as an accredited A-type inspection body with great care for years, keeping public safety in the foreground.
We remind you once again that Industrial Establishments and Site Managers who do not have periodic checks, which are mandatory by law, are taking great risks.
THE STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOILER OPERATION MUST BE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED.
Article 11 of the same Regulation "Employees assigned by the employer to use work equipment are provided with training on the risks that may arise from their use and the ways to avoid them." contains the phrase. In accordance with this article, the personnel responsible for the operation of the boilers should attend the Boiler Operator training according to the relevant boiler type.
TMMOB Chamber of Mechanical Engineers is a professional organization in the nature of a public institution established in 135 according to the law of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) no. In accordance with the founding law, it organizes and certifies trainings in order to "organize and certify trainings in cooperation with relevant organizations when necessary to train technical personnel at all levels in matters related to their profession".
Industrial Boiler Management trainings conducted by MMO Kocaeli Branch for the personnel operating steam boilers, hot water boilers, hot oil boilers and hot water (heating) boilers are organized within the scope of Health and Safety Conditions Regulation in the Use of Work Equipment and MMO Main Regulation. Participants who are successful at the end of the training will receive a Course Participation Certificate. The theoretical subjects in these trainings are supported by applied lessons on the units in our Applied Training Center. Organizing these trainings in our branch center and applied training center in Izmit provides great convenience for Kocaeli, Gebze, Sakarya and Bolu Industrialists and Site Managers.
Industrial Establishments and Site Management Authorities who want to get information about Periodic Controls and Industrial Boiler Management Trainings can contact our Branch and Representation employees by using the phone number 0 262 324 69 33 or the e-mail address Kocaeli.firstname.lastname@example.org. It is announced to the press and the public.
Chamber of Mechanical Engineers
Head of Kocaeli Branch