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Riveting & Boilerwork

Mechanical &

Maintenance

Short Courses

Marine Steam

BESTT has developed a comprehensive training syllabus in conjunction with the Heritage Railway Association which sets out the skills that the trainee needs to gain in 16 practical and theoretical modules.
These Modules include -



8 modules to be completed for the BESTT Foundation Certificate
14 modules to completed for BESTT Certificate

Mandatory in year 1

TUBING of LOCOMOTIVE
BOILERS  

WASHOUT & OPERATIONAL EXAMINATION of BOILERS (INCLUDING BOILER WATER TREATMENT)


STEEL RIVETS & RIVETING


BOILER DEFECT & REPAIR

4 to be completed in year 1

WASHOUT, FUSIBLE PLUGS & MUDHOLE DOORS  

PATCH SCREWS

SUPERHEATERS

BOILER MOUNTINGS,
PIPEWORK, FITTINGS  

INNER FIREBOX REPAIR
& RENEWAL

BOILER STAYS

PLATE WORK  

Further competencies to be completed

UNDERSTANDING BOILER
WELDING  

SAFETY VALVES

SMOKEBOX MANUFACTURE

TUBING of LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS WASHOUT & OPERATIONAL EXAMINATION of BOILERS (INCLUDING BOILER WATER TREATMENT) STEEL RIVETS & RIVETING BOILER DEFECT & REPAIR WASHOUT, FUSIBLE PLUGS & MUDHOLE DOORS PATCH SCREWS SUPERHEATERS BOILER MOUNTINGS, PIPEWORK, FITTINGS INNER FIREBOX REPAIR & RENEWAL BOILER STAYS PLATE WORK

Double Gunning#1

Double Gunning#2

FLANGING

Frame Riveting#1

RIVET HEATING INSTRUCTION

RIVET INSTRUCTION

Riveting-BESTT Training Rig#1

STAY TAPPING

Tubing-Removal

Tubing-Installing

Double Gunning#1 Double Gunning#2 FLANGING Frame Riveting#1 RIVET HEATING INSTRUCTION RIVET INSTRUCTION Riveting-BESTT Training Rig#1 STAY TAPPING Tubing-Removal Tubing-Installing