Oftec are watchdogs of oil safety within the UK, Oil Firing Technical Association for the Petroleum Industry (Oftec) Oftec role improve overall quality and standards within the oil fired industry.
Oftec registered engineers are trained to Government and British standards and should be the only people who maintain, service or install your oil fired heating or cooking appliances. You should use an Oftec registered engineer because they:
Are individually trained at an Oftec Approved Training Centre, and their skills independently assessed before they can apply for Oftec Registration.
Have their work inspected from time to time by an Oftec Inspector.
Are reassessed every five years to maintain their Registration.
Carry an identity card confirming the type of oil heating work for which they are registered.
Have to hold appropriate insurance to work in your home.
Are able (in England and Wales) to self-certify work for which they are Registered. This saves you time and money, as non-Registered technicians must, by law, notify Local Authority Building Control, or submit plans when installing oil-fired appliances.
Will leave with you a written statement of the work they have done on your appliance, replacement parts fitted and recommendations for work needed in the future.