Division of Labor and Industry


Keep Your Boiler Room Safe- Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety - Safety Inspections


Keep Your Boiler Room Safe (Word document, download Word viewer for free)

Objective: To educate the public on the safe and proper use of Boilers and Pressure Vessels.


Ensure a thorough inspection by a properly qualified inspector.

After every extensive repair or a new installation of equipment, make sure a qualified boiler inspector re-inspects the entire system.

Monitor all equipment closely until safety and efficiency are demonstrated.

Use boiler operating log sheets, maintenance records and manufacturer's recommendations to establish a preventive maintenance schedule based on operating conditions, past maintenance, repair, and replacement that were performed on the equipment.

  • Keep your Boiler Room clean.
  • Keep a check on leakages and rectify without delay.
  • Don't store flammables in the Boiler Room.
  • In an emergency, remain calm and use the emergency devices.
  • In case of fire operate Emergency cut off switch.
  • Maintain a Boiler Operation Log.
  • Keep the Boiler Room ventilated.

Establish a check list for proper start up and shut down for boilers and all related equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations.

Before allowing an automated operation system to be used with minimal supervision, observe equipment extensively.

Establish a periodic preventive maintenance program that follows CSD-1 Part CM and manufacturer's recommendations.


Keep the Boiler Room clean and clear of all unnecessary items. The Boiler Room should not become an all-purpose storage area.

Train all personnel who operate the Boiler on all equipment, controls, safety devices and operating procedures. A Maryland Stationary Engineer License is required for equipment over 30 Boiler Horsepower.

Before start up ensure that the Boiler Room is free of all potentially dangerous situations, like flammable materials and mechanical or physical damage to the Boiler or related Equipment. Check for deterioration and possible leaks.

Ensure the air intakes and exhaust vents are clear of obstruction. Deadly Carbon Monoxide will be produced if the Burner does not have adequate air circulation in order to prevent incomplete fuel combustion. for the Boiler Room 

We are here for your protection.

For additional information, contact:
Division of Labor and Industry
Elevator and Escalator Safety

1100 N. Eutaw Street - Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax: 410-333-7721
e-mail: dldlisafetyinspection-dllr@maryland.gov

Emergency telephone number: 410-767-2990