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Riveting & Boilerwork

Mechanical &

Maintenance

Short Courses

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 -


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Riveting

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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 & RIVETTING


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