ESAB is announcing an expanded schedule for its 2016 City & Guilds Accredited Gas Inspectors’ Courses. The UK’s only Gas Inspectors’ courses that are City & Guilds certified, ESAB’s course curriculum has been updated to provide new content on the different aspects of industrial gas safety. ESAB’s training programme offers internationally recognised certification for the annual inspection of oxy-fuel gas welding equipment and non-welding gas systems.
The training is designed to qualify Inspectors to conduct full gas safety checks on individual oxy-fuel gas welding systems and is covered over 2 days. The first part of the course involves classroom instruction on oxy-fuel gas safety, the properties of gases, safe use and operation of systems. The second day of the course is devoted to practical training. Through hands-on instruction, candidates are taught how to fully test an oxy-fuel gas station and pass it off for safe use. Instruction is also provided on risk assessment of stations according to current legal requirements. Candidates who successfully complete the curriculum receive a detailed course manual and their own toolkit to carry out testing and inspection recording.
The City & Guilds Accredited Gas Inspectors’ training is conducted at ESAB’s Waltham Cross Process Centre and at the Victor Technologies facility in Chorley. Accommodation is provided at nearby local hotels, and lunch and dinner are included.
ESAB also offers re-certification training for existing accredited inspectors who have already completed the 2-day City & Guilds Course. This training is conducted at various locations in the United Kingdom from April through December. The 2016 course schedule is now available. Visit www.esab.co.uk under Education, Training Programs.
Paul Cadman, Gas Equipment Training Manager, will lead the 2016 courses: “The importance of safety in compressed gas systems cannot be overstated. We are pleased to offer courses that teach candidates how to assess and minimise risks when working with gases. ESAB has offered the City & Guilds Accredited Gas Inspectors Courses since 1980 and we have worked to continually update and improve the program to keep the content relevant.”
For the complete 2016 schedule of City & Guilds Accredited Gas Inspectors’ Courses, more detailed information, or to register for a course date, visit www.esab.co.uk or email .