OFTEC defines consumers as “users of oil-fired equipment in home or responsible for it at a place of work”, and “specifiers of oil-fired equipment for new and reburbished buildings”



OFTEC Consultancy Services

Are you responsible for oil heating and cooking equipment?

Do you need impartial expert advice?

OFTEC Consultancy Services is the name of the independent inspection service managed and delivered by the Oil Firing Technical Association, in partnership with LABC.


OFTEC was formed in 1991 with the aim of improving standards within the oil heating and cooking industry across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Today OFTEC retains those core values and our work covers two main areas. We operate a not-for-profit trade association that represents the interests of training centres and oil heating, cooking, storage and supply equipment manufacturers. We also manage a government licensed and UKAS accredited ‘Competent Persons Scheme’ for oil technicians involved in the specification, installation and commissioning of oil equipment.

Services to you

As a not-for-profit organisation we can offer the impartial inspection, evaluation or training services that you demand. With our long established links within industry and experienced in-house technical team we can deliver the expertise that you need.

Our services are designed to be completely flexible and can be tailored to suit your particular requirements. To date we have been utilised by the Health and Safety Executive, the Police, Local Authorities, and numerous domestic and non-domestic oil users. 

OFTEC Consultancy Services would be pleased to discuss how we can assist you with:

  • Independent evaluation of existing oil fired heating and cooking installations
  • Tender evaluation for new projects or equipment upgrades
  • Independent counsel to aid dispute resolution

All inspection and evaluation services are performed through on-site inspection where required, and desk top study. On completion, a comprehensive illustrated report will typically be produced, which provides detailed findings, conclusions and recommendations to enable you to make key decisions regarding your oil installation.

Staff development

OFTEC believes that investing in the continual professional development of staff enables you to offer the best possible service to your customers. To this end, we are pleased to offer tailored training packages for staff involved in inspections, enforcement, oil heating installation and service work. 

Contact OFTEC today to discuss your requirements:

T: 01473 626 298