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  1. triscross

    triscross New Member

    Simple Question lol. Ive been asked to fix a oil leak on a the supply pipe at the boiler do i need to be oftec registered
  2. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No but you do need to be qualified to work on Oil and insured.
  3. heliotrope

    heliotrope Plumber GSR

    No qualifications required to work on oil.

    No need for OFTEC registration.

    Just do it!
  4. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Is that right?
    If so I stand corrected, I always thought you did!
    It's always best to know the rules and regs and be competent !
  5. triscross

    triscross New Member

    Yes I would always check regs for any alterations .
    Yes I am competent
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    any repair yes heli is right no need for oftec but new boiler / new install you need to be oftec / get it signed off by one
  7. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Repairs am sure to oil leaks would be okay, but there is always a possibility that if a serious leak then developed, no matter who was at fault, what would happen?
    Let's say the kerosine seeped into a neighbours, (or worse, a river) and a massive claim started. You go to court knowing it wasn't your fault. Judge, or other legal people ask you - Are you fully qualified to work on oil?
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  8. sammathias

    sammathias Plumber GSR

    I had this argument with my boss a few years back when he was getting the lads to renew oil tanks and dig up and replace oil lines etc. I refused saying i wasnt qualified to work on oil, mainly hoping he woukd put me through the course. But it seems you dont have to be oftec registered to do said work! Crazy i think.
  9. quality

    quality Plumber GSR

    Only to sign of with building control which obviously means knowing the regs
  10. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Those people would also include your insurance company. That really brings me back to my first point. You really should be qualified. I know that legally there may be nothing written that says 'MUST' be qualified but if you are not, you could come unstuck in the event that something goes wrong.
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  11. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    I was always under the impression you require some sort of certificates to work on oil boilers.
  12. Michael1960

    Michael1960 Plumber

    The home owners insurance company would be very impressed with he's diy prowess
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