February 9, 2016
The Boiler Safety Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Florida Statute 554, "The Boiler Safety Act." and Chapter 69A-51, Florida Administrative Code which provides boiler safety rules to safeguard life, limb, and property by specific minimum standards for construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and repairs of boilers located at public assembly locations.
Boilers are inspected by the special inspectors employed by the
companies authorized to write insurance in the State of Florida, or state Deputy Boiler Inspectors if the boiler is not insured. The Boiler
Safety Program issues Certificates of Compliance to those boilers passing
inspection once the certificate fee has been paid. A Certificate of Compliance is valid for one year for high pressure
boilers and two years for a low pressure boiler. Certificates of Compliance must be posted under glass in the boiler room with the boiler for future inspections. Print a copy of our BOILER SAFETY BROCHURE for quick reference.
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How do I request a boiler inspection? Most boilers are insured. Insurance is typically called Boiler & Machinery Insurance or Equipment Breakdown Coverage. Companies providing boiler insurance are required to perform inspections of boilers so insured. Your insurance agent can provide information about coverage, the insurance company name and phone number, and can request an inspection on your behalf directly to the underwriter.
How often do boilers require inspection? Boilers located in "Places of Public Assembly" as defined under The Boiler Safety Act require inspection.
High pressure boilers receive an internal inspection once per year and an external inspection once per year. Certificates are valid for 12 months providing all required inspections are performed in a timely manner.
Low pressure boilers require internal inspections (if construction of the boiler so permits) and external inspections. Certificates are valid for 24 months from the certificate inspection.
How do I know if my boiler has a violation or unpaid fees? You can access information related to your registered boiler by searching the Bureau of Fire Prevention's Public Portal and selecting Search for a Boiler.
I have received a violation requiring submittal of the ASME Data Report for my boiler. Where do I get it? Here is an example data report. Your installer should contact the boiler manufacturer to obtain a copy of the ASME Data Report. If one cannot be obtained from the manufacturer, www.NationalBoard.org may be able to provide a copy. Fees may apply.
Your installer must also provide a signed CSD-1 Report indicating compliance for the installed boiler.
What do I do once I have the ASME Data Report? You may send a copy to the State Fire Marshal by fax (850) 414-6119 or email Fire.Prevention@MyFloridaCFO.com or you may submit to your inspector, who can verify and forward to the Boiler Safety Program.
The application to obtain a Florida boiler inspector certificate of competency can be accessed here: DFS-K3-404 (Word doc); DFS-K3-404 (pdf). The application to take the Florida boiler inspector examination can be found here: DFS-K3-2014(Word doc); DFS-K3-2014 (pdf) Tests must be requested in advance and are given four times a year, as needed.
Inspection Reports (special inspector use only):
Form DI4-380 (1st inspection)
Form DI4-379 (Reinspection)
Petition for Declaratory Statement (Non-mandatory)
All Children's Hospital 113821-10 Full Statement
The Declaratory Statement concludes that the subject property is subject to the Boiler Code because it is located on the hospital campus, and serves the hospital. The definitions of “public assembly locations” and “other locations open to the general public,” make clear that areas surrounding the hospital where the public is allowed or invited to gather are included.
Rex S. Burch on Behalf of the United States General Services Administration
117932-11-FM Full Statement
The Declaratory Statement concludes that the Boiler Safety Act does not require a Certificate of Competency for companies or personnel performing boiler inspections at federally owned property unless Congress has provided that such property is subject to state boiler inspection laws.
PETITIONS FOR VARIANCES OR WAIVERS: