There’s a common misconception that you must use a qualified OFTEC engineer to install or maintain your domestic oil tank. Once upon a time, this was true.

However, the APHC association now has the same level of authorisation, meaning members become registered heating engineers and their work can be signed off under the Competent Persons Scheme. This article explains the value of using APHC engineers and the services they provide.

What Is APHC Accreditation?

APHC stands for the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors. They’ve been around since 1925 and support all types of plumbers from large heating companies to sole traders. The APHC pride itself on approving eligible engineers; ensuring they comply with industry standards and regulations to provide a higher level of customer service and quality of work.

APHC Accreditation

What Are APHC Members Qualified To Do?

Along with the Competent Persons Scheme, some APHC members are also accredited with additional schemes including the Water Regulations Approved Contractor Scheme and Microgeneration Certification Scheme. So, just like OFTEC engineers, APHC-accredited members can work and sign off on a variety of jobs such as:

  • Oil installation
  • Open-vented hot water systems
  • Pressure jets and vaporising
  • Unvented hot water systems
  • Heating systems
  • Sanitary pipework systems and bathrooms
  • Solid fuel-burning appliances
  • Water Regulations

Find out more about APHC’s Competent Person Scheme.

Why Oil Tanks Plus Use APHC Heating Engineers

Here at Oil Tanks Plus, we believe in high-quality products and excellent customer service. Our team are invested in providing the best solution and service to our customers, which the APHC also ensures our engineers adhere to. The APHC’s values match our own and we feel it reinforces our mission to provide value across our services.:

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What’s The Difference Between APHC And OFTEC?

Put simply, there isn’t much difference. OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) is well-known within the industry and is therefore considered a legal requirement to be a qualified installer of heating equipment. However, APHC also recognises these engineers and registers them as professional technicians who are qualified to install, maintain and sign off on heating equipment such as oil tanks. Meaning you can feel rest assured your oil tank will meet the required regulations with an APHC engineer.

Find out more about OFTEC oil tank regulations.

Looking For An Oil Tank To Heat Your Home?

Oil Tanks Plus offers a wide range of oil tanks, including Bunded Tanks, Single Skinned Tanks, Steel Tanks as well a fire-rated tanks, all in different sizes. We have something to meet any requirements.

Browse all of our heating oil tanks or contact our friendly team to answer any of your oil tank queries.