Health & Safety Information (Manual Handling)

The handling of the boiler may involve lifting, pushing and pulling, the use of a sack truck may be required.

  • Be sure to consider the following handling techniques and precautions:
    • Grip the appliance at its base
    • Use safety clothing where appropriate, e.g. gloves, safety footwear.
  • Ensure safe lifting techniques are used:
    • Keep back straight.
    • Avoid twisting at the waist.
    • Avoid upper body/top heavy bending.
    • Always grip using the palm of the hand.
    • Use designated hand holds.
    • Keep load as close to body as possible.
    • Always use assistance if required.
  • Under no circumstances must the user interfere with or adjust sealed parts.
  • When assembling the connections, correctly position the seals to avoid any leakage of gas or water.
  • This appliance contains metal parts (components) and care should be taken when handling and cleaning, with particular regard to edges.

The basic safety instructions must be followed before attempting to maintain or replace spare parts:

  • Stop the appliance.
  • Electrically isolate the appliance from the power supply.
  • Turn off the appliance gas isolation valve.
  • Hydraulically isolate the appliance using the isolation valves if provided.
  • Should you need to replace hydraulic components, drain the appliance.
  • Protect all the electrical components from water while working on the appliance.
  • Use only original spare parts.
  • Use only new O-rings and gaskets.
  • After having completed work on gas or water carrying components, check for their tightness.
  • When work on the appliance is completed, perform an operational test and check for safety.

Statutory requirements

Where no British Standards exist, materials and equipment should be fit for their purpose and of suitable quality and workmanship.

Heating system Regulations

In GB, it is necessary to comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (for Scotland, the Water Byelaws 2000, Scotland). To ensure compliance with the Water regulations, the Water Regulations Advisory Service (WRAS) publishes a Water Regulations guide with full details of requirements.

In IE, the requirements given in the current edition of I.S.813

“Domestic Gas Installations” and the current Building Regulations must be followed.

Electrical supply Regulations

The boiler MUST be earthed. All system components shall be of an approved type and all wiring to current I.E.E. wiring regulations. External wiring must be correctly earthed, polarised and in accordance with the relevant standards.

In GB, this is BS 7671.

In IE, this is the current edition of ETCI rules.

The boiler MUST be connected to a permanent 230V ac, 50Hz supply.

Connection of the whole electrical system of the boiler, including any heating controls, to the electrical supply MUST be through one common isolator and must be fused 3 Amp maximum.

Isolation should be by a double pole switched fused spur box, with a minimum gap of 3mm for both poles. The fused spur box should be readily accessible and preferably adjacent to the appliance. It should be identified as to its use.

Alternatively connection can be made through an unswitched shuttered socket and 3A fused 3-pin plug both to the current issue of BS 1363, provided they are not used in a room containing a bath or shower.

Wiring to the boiler must be PVC 85OC insulated cable, not less than 0.75mm2 (24/0.20mm).

Other regulations

Gas safety (installation and use) regulations

In your own interests and that of safety, it is the law that ALL gas appliances are installed by a competent person approved at the time by the Health and Safety Executive in accordance with the current issue of these regulations.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

Under Section 6 of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, we are required to provide information on substances hazardous to health. The adhesives and sealants used in this appliance are cured and give no known hazard in this state.

Insulation pads:

These can cause irritation to skin, eyes and the respiratory tract. If you have a history of skin complaints you may be susceptible to irritation. High dust levels are usual only if the material is broken.

Normal handling should not cause discomfort, but follow normal good hygiene and wash your hands before eating, drinking or going to the lavatory.

  • If you do suffer irritation to the eyes or severe irritation to the skin seek medical attention.