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Gas inspectors' courses

01 July 2015

ESAB, a specialist in welding and cutting technologies, has announced a full schedule of 2015 City & Guilds accredited gas inspectors’ courses now open for registration.

ESAB’s training courses, revised and reformatted for 2015, are the UK’s only gas inspectors’ courses that are City & Guilds accredited, providing internationally recognised certification for the annual inspection of oxy-fuel gas welding equipment and non-welding gas systems.

The courses are designed to qualify workers to conduct full gas safety checks on individual oxy-fuel gas welding systems and are designed to keep attendees up to date with changes to legislation, standards and best working practices. The courses are appropriate for those responsible for the practical safety aspects of oxy-fuel gas systems such as safety officers, maintenance staff, supervisors or technical college and school lecturers.

The two-day qualification courses are conducted at ESAB’s Waltham Cross Process Centre. Residential accommodation is provided at a local hotel, and lunch and dinner are included.

The first part of the course involves theoretical instruction on oxy-fuel gas safety, the properties of gases, safe use and operation of systems. Part of the instruction is also devoted to product design. The training is liberally interspersed with participative exercises illustrating the likely causes of risk. The second day of the course is devoted to practical training. In this "hands on" session attendees are taught how to fully test an oxy-fuel gas station and pass it off for safe use. Instruction is also given on risk assessment of stations in accordance with current legal requirements.

Upon completion of training, each class attendee receives a detailed test manual for reference along with an individual tool kit to conduct testing and inspection recording.

One day re-certification courses are also being held in 2015. New standards and regulations are covered. These classes are designed for existing accredited inspectors who have already taken the two-day City & Guilds Course. The courses are conducted at various locations in the United Kingdom.

ESAB has partnered with the City & Guilds organization, a global leader in skills development, since the mid -1980s to offer the UK’s only accredited Gas Inspectors’ training courses. City & Guilds provides services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.

For a complete schedule of ESAB’s 2015 City & Guilds accredited Gas Inspectors’ Safety courses, more detailed information, or to book a place on a course, call 01992 768515 or email info@esab.co.uk.