Training Overview

Compressed Gases Safety Training

Who is the course for:

This course is suitable for all those working with compressed gases and associated equipment commonly used in applications such as calibration, packaging, production and analysis.


This training is nationally accredited by EAL & provides 4.5 CPD learning hours.

Why training:

This training ensures your organisation complies with obligations to train all staff exposed to risk.  Attendance gives staff information to understand the specific hazards associated with compressed gases such as Nitrogen, CO2, Hydrogen and Argon and other gases used in Laboratory or Industrial applications, resulting in an assured workforce and a safer workplace.

Our training courses are constantly changing to reflect current industry recommendations.
From 2019 this course will include instruction on ‘after use’ checks of the system and all in service equipment, this follows CP47 code of practice published by the BCGA.

Additional modules available:

CP47 Inspection, Cryogenic gases; Accumulators and Manifold Systems – Enquire at time of booking

“Relevant information regarding gas safety regulations presented clearly and coherently with great utilisation of audio-visual presentation”
Logistics Team Leader, Oxford Nanopore Systems
“Very good course – the interactive slides kept all delegates interested.  Feedback from staff was positive, and it rarely is for other similar courses – they all seemed genuinely impressed!”
Group Compliance Co-coordinator, NRM Laboratories

The course is always well received. 2 new members of staff said it was the best training they had EVER been given!

Health & Safety Manager, ITM Power

Optional Single Cylinder Inspection Module (CP47)

Successful completion of this module will enable operators to carry out inspections on individual cylinders and mobile pressure equipment.
BCGA CP47 states that it is essential that at least an annual inspection is carried out on individual portable or mobile pressure equipment.

All delegates will receive instruction on the correct procedure required to safely and effectively carry out the inspection of equipment using the PGS Inspection Manual & inline with BCGA Code of Practice 47

Successful completion of the course will lead to the award of the Level 3 Award in Applied Compressed Gas Safety a Proactive Gas Safety Passport Card and Certificate of Attendance.

Course pre-requisites 

  • Delegates must have attended the compressed gas user course prior to attending.
  • Only experienced operators of the equipment are suitable to inspect equipment.

Inspection module £525 + £75pp

Please enquire about this option at time of booking.

Certification is available as a Nationally Accredited Level 3 Qualification.

Awarded by EAL the Level 3 Qualification is the the highest level of achievement available for compressed gas safety training in the UK – only available from PGS.

On Site Price

£895plus £85 per delegate
  • Pricing is fully inclusive of classroom & practical training.  No additional fees for travel within mainland UK 

What’s included?

Each Learner Receives:

  • Accredited Certification and Passport Card valid for 3 years
  • Supporting documentation
  • Access to 3 year technical support

Management Receives:

  • Detailed feedback on delegate performance for inclusion in company training records
  • A summary of learner opinions of training
  • Relevant updates on gas legislation

Classroom Session 3.5 hours

Interactive training on Compressed gases and equipment used in a laboratory environment with topics including:

  • Operator behaviours
  • Gas properties & hazards
  • Flammable toxic & special gases
  • Cylinder identification & data
  • Gas equipment
  • Emergency procedures
  • PPE
  • Cylinder storage & handling
  • Legislation & Codes of Practice

Practical Session allow approximately 1 hour

Learners will be given the opportunity to undertake:

  • Before-use checks including leak checking
  • Regulator fitting
  • Manual handing of cylinders
  • NEW After use checks