Compressed Gases Safety Training

Interactive & engaging classroom & practical sessions. Covering the safe use, handling, storage and transportation of bottled gases used in Laboratory & Industrial applications.

Compressed Gases Safety Training

Attendance provides the information required 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. This course includes instruction on 'after use' checks of the system and all in service equipment, this follows CP47 code of practice published by the BCGA. Our training courses are constantly changing to reflect current industry recommendations.

Who is the course for?

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


This training is nationally accredited by EAL. Certificates are valid for 3 years, after which a refresher course is required.

Why Training

This training ensures your organisation complies with obligations to train all staff exposed to risk.

Capability Manager, Qinetiq

“Thank you for a very professionally run course, very informative and educational”

QED Construction

The staff were very helpful. Our operatives gave a very good response to taking the course and its content. The training was presented very well and the content was up-to-date”

Joanne Forrester, O’Malley Plant Hire

“PGS were very helpful and were able to assist us at short notice, thank you for your help”

Paul David Downie, Operations and Maintenance Manager – Vattenfall Renewables

The course was well structured and feedback from the team was very positive, all involved thoroughly enjoyed the course”

NDT Co-coordinator, QA Weld Tech Ltd

Trainer was obviously very experienced and after the initial reaction from some of our older members of staff of “another course? we know all about gas safety” it was pleasing to see that the same people found the course very interesting and also felt they had learned something – thank you.

Group Training Officer , Sheffield Forgemasters

Customer focused training provider that ensures delivery is engaging, relevant to business needs and in line with current regulations & legislation – very pleased with the service provided.

Jon Buckle, Bosch Thermotechnology

“Brilliant course, very relevant to what we do. I would strongly recommend this training to other areas of our business. All aspects were beneficial”

Group Training Officer , Sheffield Forgemasters

Customer focused training provider that ensures delivery is engaging, relevant to business needs and in line with current regulations & legislation – very pleased with the service provided.

Student, University of Leeds

“Whilst I already had a fair amount of knowledge on gases I still found the workshop extremely useful”

Operations Manager, Army Officer Selection Board

Very pleased with all aspects of dealing with PGS. Very good trainer, put across information well. Staff taking part thoroughly enjoyed the course.”

EAL Recognised Centre

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.

What is 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

Course Structure for Compressed Gases Safety Training

Classroom Session 2 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
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

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.

The Safe Use of Individual Portable or Mobile Cylinder Gas Supply Equipment


PGS Work with companies, partners and organisations whose concern is the safety of employees & contractors using potentially hazardous compressed gases.

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