Pellet Boiler Installers and Drivers courses

Half Day Courses for Domestic Pellet Boiler Installers or Drivers

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology can deliver a half-day course specifically for installers of domestic wood pellet boilers or drivers delivering the pellets. The Drivers course is now approved to ENplus standard through the UK Pellet Council.


The following topics will be covered on the Installers course:

  • Characterisation of pellets (density, dust content, dust emissivity, durability, attrition resistance);
  • Storage and handling (flow properties, hopper design, discharge aids and feeders, screw and pneumatic conveying);
  • Dust, degradation and explosion risk (properties and hazards of biomass dust, control of dust generation and emission, responsibilities under ATEX/DSEAR regulations, basic housekeeping and maintenance)
  • Outgassing hazards

The following topics will be covered on the Drivers course:

  • Pellet Attrition;
  • Storage Systems;
  • Outgassing Hazards;
  • Safety Issues;
  • Operational Aspects of using a Tanker;

A ‘Hall of Shame’ has been compiled to highlight real examples of bad practice for both courses.

Is this course for me?

One course is aimed at Domestic Pellet Boiler installers and related businesses – suppliers and manufacturers of said boilers, installers and users.

The other course aimed at drivers of lorries and tankers delivering the pellets.

Pellet manufacturers and multi-national companies handling pellets would benefit from our range of short courses for industry, covering a variety of bulk materials handling subjects.

If you are unsure if this course is suitable for you, please contact us for advice.


The course can be held anywhere in the country. To host a course you need to be able to provide a venue with IT facilities for a minimum 12 delegates. Then contact Caroline Chapman at the Wolfson Centre on 020 8331 8646

Current courses

There is currently 3 courses available:

4 May 2016: at James Bilsland Ltd, Glasgow; 10am – 2pm  (All Energy is in Glasgow 4/5th May so you can optimise time away from the office)

5 May 2016: at Bowland Bioenergy Ltd, Clitheroe; 10am – 2pm

6 May 2016: at Woodsure; Bristol; 10am – 2pm

Course fees

Course fees are £200 per person. Payment is to be made by invoice or credit card (not AMEX) via the University of Greenwich prior to the course.

If you host a course with 15 or more of your own staff members, fees will be reduced to £150 per delegate for the host company.


Once an open course has been organised, it will appear on the booking form.To book your place please fill out theonline booking form.  Numbers are limited to 20 where space allows to give delegates the time for discussion of their particular issues.

Click here to find out more, or  contact Wolfson for details.

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