Operator of Steam Boiler
Under the Section 29 of The Factories and Machinery Act 1967 requires certain machinery to be operated by certificated staff. They are steam boilers and internal combustion engines (ICE). The Act also requires certain machinery to be operated and supervised by a "Competent Person". For this purpose there are two types of certification namely Engineers and Drivers in which each certification is divided into two classes namely first and second grades.
The class of driver or engineer required to operate any steam boiler is determined based on the total heating surface of the boiler whilst for the ICE, it will be based on the total horse power of the ICE.
All provisions related to the grade of engineers and drivers in relation to the size of machine they take charge are clearly stipulated in The Factories and Machinery (Persons-in-Charge) Regulations 1970.
Further enquiries, please contact:
Department of Occupational Safety And Health Sarawak
Tingkat 17, Gateway Kuching,
No. 9, Jalan Bukit Mata,
93100 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel: 082-242 257
Fax: 082-259 846
Posted Date: 24 Jan 2013