Training Overview

CP7 Oxy-Acetylene/Propane Equipment Inspector

Open workshops are regularly delivered at our centrally located training academy in Cheshire and in partnership with distributors throughout the UK.

On successful completion learners will receive a EAL Level 3 qualification in Mobile Oxy-Fuel Gas Equipment Inspection.

Delegates will learn how to undertake the annual inspection of oxy-acetylene/propane equipment as required by BCGA CP7 and have an understanding of the hazards and properties of oxy-fuel gases.

Who is the course for:

Training is typically attended by service engineers, gas agents & distributors carrying out the annual inspection of 3rd party oxy-fuel gas equipment.


On successful completion learners will receive a EAL Level 3 qualification in Mobile Oxy-Fuel Gas Equipment Inspection.  Accredited by EAL.

The Oxy-Fuel Gas Equipment Inspection Level 3 Award is the the highest level of achievement available for compressed gas safety training in the UK – only available from PGS.

Why training:

Completion of this course demonstrates delegates have received guidance and information which allows them to inspect oxy-acetylene/propane gas equipment in line with the requirements from BCGA CP7

BCGA CP7 states: Annual maintenance of oxy-acetylene/propane equipment shall be carried out by a person who has been formally trained to demonstrate:

  • Sufficient practical experience of related gas equipment
  • Theoretical knowledge of the functioning of the equipment, the properties of gases used, the potential defects and hazards which may occur and their importance to the integrity and safety of the equipment.

Successful delegates are invited to become members of the Proactive Gas Safety Gas Professional Community

All Inclusive Price

£545subject to vat
  • 2 day Inspector course 1 day refresher £295 Inspectors unable to provide proof of attendance must attend the two day Inspectors Course. 

Training locations and dates

PGS HQ – Cheshire

  • 16-17 January 2020

  • 30 April, 1 May 2020

  • 13-14 August 2020

Lincoln Electric – Sheffield

  • 04-05 February 2020 FULLY BOOKED

  • 09-10 June 2020

  • 15-16 September 2020

ESAB – Waltham Cross

  • 23-24 January 2020

  • 02-03 April 2020

  • 25-26 June 2020

  • 27-28 August 2020

  • 26-27 November 2020

Martin Plant Hire – Motherwell

  • 26-27 March 2020

  • 30-31 July 2020

  • 29-30 October 2020

Reserve a place

What’s included?

Each Learner Receives:

  • EAL Level 3 Qualification

  • Inspection Test Kit – Worth £120

  • PGS Gas Safety Passport

  • Supporting documentation
  • Access to 3 year technical support
  • Light up & shut down procedures

Management Receives:

  • Invitation to become a member of the Proactive Gas Safety Gas Professional Community

  • 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

Interactive training on oxy-fuel gases safety and equipment with topics including:

  • Operator behaviours
  • Flashback arrestors
  • Non-return valves
  • Emergency procedures
  • PPE

Practical Sessions

Learners will be given the opportunity to undertake:

  • Before-use checks including leak checking
  • Regulator fitting
  • Manual handing of cylinders
  • Correct light-up & shut-down procedures
  • Fault finding and full annual inspection procedures