The OFTEC is a trade association that replaced the former DOBETA (Domestic Oil Burner Equipment Testing Association) in 1991. This association represents the oil heating and cooking industry in the United Kingdom, but it made some progress lately to include renewable energy technologies as an off-gas registration policy. This action was intended to prove that the association can adapt to the current situation of the heating industry that took a step towards renewable energies.
The main roles of the association is to:
OFTEC registered engineers are comparable in reliability to the Gas Safe Register ones, except that they are specialized in oil heating devices. They are trained according to the British Government’s standards. However, the OFTEC engineers can also work on oil cooking appliances, so if you need to install at the same time an oil boiler and a cooking device, be sure to chose an OFTEC engineer that is qualified for the job.
Several criteria were established to certify that an engineer able to work in safe conditions:
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