Introduction, 3 safety instructions and regulations – Glow-worm Ultracom2 35 Store User Manual

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3 Safety instructions and regulations


Safety instructions

If the gas pressure at the input of the appliance is outside the

range specified, the appliance must not be put into operation.


Incorrect installation can cause electric shock or

appliance damage.

• Never disable security devices and do not try to adjust them.

With regards to the “Manual Handling Operations, 1992

Regulations”, the appliance exceeds the recommended weight for

a one person lift.

The handling of the boiler may involve lifting, pushing and

pulling, the use of a sack truck may be required.

• Be sure to consider the following handling techniques and


- Grip the appliance at its base

- Use safety clothing where appropriate, e.g. gloves, safety


• Ensure safe lifting techniques are used:

- Keep back straight.

- Avoid twisting at the waist.

- Avoid upper body/top heavy bending.

- Always grip using the palm of the hand.

- Use designated hand holds.

- Keep load as close to body as possible.

- Always use assistance if required.

• Under no circumstances must the user interfere with or adjust

sealed parts.

• When assembling the connections, correctly position the seals

to avoid any leakage of gas or water.

• This appliance contains metal parts (components) and care

should be taken when handling and cleaning, with particular

regard to edges.

The basic safety instructions must be followed before attempting

to maintain or replace spare parts:

• Stop the appliance.

• Electrically isolate the appliance from the power supply.

• Turn off the appliance gas isolation valve.

• Hydraulically isolate the appliance using the isolation valves if


• Allow the appliance to cool before performing maintenance


• Should you need to replace hydraulic components, drain the


• Protect all the electrical components from water while working

on the appliance.

• Use only original spare parts.

• Use only new O-rings and gaskets.

• After having completed work on gas or water carrying

components, check for their tightness.

• When work on the appliance is completed, perform an

operational test and check for safety.




Statutory requirements


Installation of this appliance falls within the scope of the Building

Regulations 2010 (Part G). This requires that the installation

of an unvented system should be notified to the local authority

Building Control Department and the work must be carried out by

a competent person as defined in the approved document G3.

Where no British Standards exists, materials and equipment

should be fit for their purpose and of suitable quality and


The installation of this boiler must be carried out by a competent

person approved at the time by the Health and Safety Executive

and in accordance with the rules in force in the countries of


Manufacturer’s instructions must not be taken as overriding

statutory requirements.

Statutory Requirements

In GB, the installation of the boiler must comply with the

requirements of the current issue of BS6798 and be carried out

by a competent person approved at the time by the Health and

Safety Executive and as described in the following regulations:

- The manufacturer’s instructions supplied.

- The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations.

- The appropriate Buildings Regulations either The Building

Regulations, The Building Regulations (Scotland), The Building

Regulations (Northern Ireland).

- The Water Supply (water fittings) Regulations 1999 and water

byelaws 2000, Scotland.

- The Health and Safety at Work Act, Control of Substances

Hazardous to Health (COSHH).


Any electrical work must conform to BS7671 and part P of the

building regulations where applicable.

Where no specific instructions are given, reference should be

made to the relevant British Standard Code of Practice.

In IE, the installation must be carried out by a competent person

approved at the time by the Health and Safety Executive and

installed in accordance with the current edition of I.S.813

“Domestic Gas Installations”, the current Building Regulations

and reference should be made to the current ETCI rules for

Electrical Installation.

GB: the following Codes of Practice apply: BS4814, BS6798,

BS5440 Part 1 and 2, BS5546 Part 1, BS5449, BS6891, BS6700,

BS7074 Part 1 and 2, BS7593, BS7671.

IE: I.S.813, BS5546, BS 5449, BS 7074, BS 7593.