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Information and Booking

Trainer: WORKSAFE GB Ltd
Cost: Internal - No charge. Please check our cancellation fees before booking.
Duration: For each date, you will be able to choose from 3 sessions of 45 minutes each, starting respectively at:
13:30, 14:30 and 15:30
Unless otherwise stated, all courses are held in South Kensington.

26 June - SK - All sessions are fully booked

Who should attend

All staff or postgraduate students who work with compressed gases and connecting regulators in a laboratory environment should attend this course.

Delegates will also practice manual handling techniques associated with moving a gas cylinder on a trolley. This should be supplemented with local training, where appropriate. Delegates must wear appropriate footwear, sturdy, robust footwear or steel toecap safety boots—no trainers or open-toe sandals.

How to book

Delegates must complete the relevant e-learning session: Compressed gases and connecting gas regulators e-learning, before making the booking request.
You will be emailed a unique ID and a link to a booking form on successful completion of the e-learning module.
For this programme, cancellation charges apply as follows: If a delegate cancels the course five days before the first day, we will charge a £50 cancellation fee.

Pre-course work

Participants must complete the relevant e-learning session: Compressed gases and connecting gas regulators e-learning, before making the booking request.
Participants must also read the Code of Practice – Gases CoP Safe handling.

Key Areas

  • Why accidents happen
  • Risk assessment
  • Correctly identifying gas cylinders
  • Identifying potential hazards and defects of gas regulators
  • Understanding how to fit a regulator to a cylinder valve
  • Recognising the need to open cylinder valves slowly
  • Knowing how to leak test gas cylinders correctly
  • Recognising the hazards involved when handling gas cylinders
  • Demonstration of manual handling techniques