We believe that it is absolutely vital that all personnel involved in monitoring or managing any water treatment program understand and recognise their scope of responsibility and in order to achieve this, they are well trained and competent at their job.

Training and competency is the cornerstone of any successful water treatment programme and is a key requirement of BG01, BG02, BG03, BG04, BG05, BG06, BG08, BG11 and BG13

At Deep Water Blue we have been delivering bespoke high quality and interactive training programmes to clients for over 20 years.

We offer training for the purposes of helping to achieve compliance with industry standards such as BG04.

We offer on, off-site or remote (Teams, Zoom etc.) training in disciplines such as:

  • Steam systems
  • Boiler and Steam Generator Water treatment
  • Closed Loop Water Treatment
  • Data logging and vSteam®
  • Test kits and waterside analysis of steam boilers or cooling
  • BG04 and BG01 Interpretation and compliance
  • BG02 Interpretation and compliance

Our courses typically involve a technical presentation, followed by a site-specific review of plant and a written test to conclude.

If you are unable to attend formal training then we can offer a home learning solution via our partner Human Focus. Learn more here.

Each training course lasts several hours and will provide an in depth review of the subject matter involved, such that the personnel sitting the course will go away having significantly improved their levels of both operational and technical knowledge.

Once your training course has been completed, additional back-up support is provided by our service teams, who meet clients and reinforce the information passed on. This continuous process of reinforcing training, concepts and ideas, leads to competence being achieved far more quickly, than simply by what might be gleaned from a classroom or online environment.

Our trainers are technically competent and time served professionals, with extensive knowledge of water based systems.

We are members of The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Combustion Engineering Association, BSRIA, ICOM Energy Association, Association of Water Technologies, MEHNA (The Manufacturers of Equipment for Heat Networks Association) and the British and Irish Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.

To discuss your own specific requirements regarding training and competency in water treatment in more detail, please call us on 0870 460 2980 or email us at [email protected].

Upcoming Training Courses

Closed Circuit Boiler Water Treatment (CCBWT) - Course dates on application

Closed Circuit Boiler Water Treatment (CCBWT) is a two-day training course, designed to cover all aspects of CCBWT both from a legislative and best practice perspective. If you contract out your boiler water treatment you need to recognise the work the contractor is carrying out and advising for your system to keep it operating at its optimal condition.

This new training course has been launched in conjunction with the CEA published Guidance Note “BG02 Guidance on Safe Operation of Hot Water Boilers” and BG04 Section 5 “Boiler Water Treatment Guidance for………Hot Water Boilers”, to cover closed circuit heating systems of all sizes and pressures (LTHW – HTHW) apart from domestic.

Not many people appreciate that pressurised hot water systems are specifically mentioned in the HSE INDG436 document “Safe Management of Industrial Steam and Hot Water Boilers – A Guide for Owners, Managers and Supervisors of Boilers, Boiler Houses and Boiler Plant”. Water is fundamental for the hot water raising process, but it is generally recognised that nearly all serious boiler failures can be traced back in some way to poor management of water quality in the boiler and hot water system. Suitable and sufficient training for boiler owners, operators and managers in the correct selection, operation, maintenance and testing of water treatment activities in their boiler house is therefore essential, not only to comply with the law, but in order to ensure that hot water boilers are operated safely and efficiently at all times.

Following the completion of the 2 day training course and 1 hour exam, the successful candidate will receive an ID Card and Certificate valid for 5 years.

We are also now advising steam boiler water treatment courses for 2023 as follows;

SBWTT (Steam Boiler Water Treatment Training in support of BG04 Boiler Water Treatment Guidance for Shell Boilers, Coil Boilers, Steam Generators and Hot Water Boilers)-2 days

Course 1: 20th and 21st March – Leeds – Sold Out

Course 2: TBC

Please note;

These courses are not for Chemists or Water Hygiene people, they are for the people looking after boiler plant.

You don’t have to be BOAS accredited to attend this course, just operating or managing the boiler plant.

Our one day introduction to boiler water treatment and also our on demand video training are also available on request.

The one day “Introduction to boiler water treatment course” is designed for those candidates with some prior knowledge of boiler water treatment but who require some consolidation, prior to sitting the two day SBWTT training course (steam boiler water treatment training).

If all your candidates are located on one site, then we can provide site based training.

Please mail any initial correspondence or inquiries to;

[email protected]

and one of our team, will come back to you.

One Day Courses

Available on request please contact us at;

[email protected]

and one of our team, will come back to you.

These courses are available online or at your premises subject to our COVID protocols and our company position prevailing at the time.

Deep Water Blue are also able to offer on demand video training 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This on demand video based course is designed for those candidates with no prior knowledge of boiler water treatment whatsoever and is an entry level course.

Training Courses
Training Courses

Steve Bagnall-NHS Estates Manager, one of the delegates from a recent BG04 training course run by us, on behalf of The Combustion Engineering Association (CEA), commented as follows;

“The course covered a lot of information, delivered in concise chunks that were easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective and the CEA has obviously put a lot of thought and expertise into designing it in line with BG04. The main benefits came from doing assignments, receiving individual feedback and interacting with the training provider.
The format gave me the confidence to implement new testing techniques and to understand the importance of water treatment as an engineer and not as a chemist. A must for all boiler Operators/Managers.”

” The CEA have stated  very clearly that 95% of all accidents and incidents on boiler plant is due to Bad Management of Boiler Water Treatment. Members of CEA and those of ICOM developed BG04 Boiler Water Treatment Guidance, a guide that industry really needed for many years. The training course for boiler water treatment training was developed by Deep Water Blue and with support from CEA which has proved to be an excellent course delivered by Mick Casey and his team at DWB over two days. The delegate feedback is that this course is excellent, delivered in plain English and easy to understand for anybody responsible for boiler water treatment on site, it also allows that person to challenge a contractor who is looking after their boiler water treatment, a first for non-chemists. As one of the recent delegates mentioned this is not for chemists but is for operators and managers along with engineers  “this is a must for all boiler Operator and Managers”.

Royal Society of Chemistry
Combustion Engineering Association