The Installation & Maintenance of Compressed Gases Systems Qualification
The objective of this qualification is to enable the delegate to demonstrate that they have the technical knowledge and practical skills required to complete an appropriate and safe installation of a compressed gases system. This shall be in accordance with Pressure Systems Regulations and Industry codes of practice.
Course Structure for The Installation & Maintenance of Compressed Gases Systems Qualification
Level 3 Award - Applied Compressed Gases Safety
- Legislation & Codes of Practice
- Operator Behaviors
- Gas Properties & Hazards
- PPE Requirements
- Cylinder Identification & Labelling
- Gas Equipment Pre-use
- Safe Light Up & Shut Down Checks
- Emergency Procedures
- Cylinder Storage, Handling & Transport
- Operation of Manifold Systems
Level 3 Award - The Installation & Maintenance of Compressed Gases Supply Systems - Classroom Sessions
- Define: Competence, bar pressure, the parts of a pressure system, installers duties, manifold systems & pressure systems - maintenance, repair & modification
- Regulations: Pressure Equipment Directive, Pressure Equipment Regulations, CE/UKC markings
- Written Schemes & P&IDs
- Safety practices & documentation
- Purchasing & storage
- Pipework selection & labelling
- CDM Regulations
- Identifying the required parts for an installation using; scope of work, drawings, materials list and manufacturer's information sheets
- Wiring contact alarm gauges
- Flammable gas installations
- Install an auto change manifold
- Pressure testing
- End user training
- Maintenance & fault finding
Level 3 Award - The Installation & Maintenance of Compressed Gases Supply Systems - Practical Session
All learners are required to complete the following practical activities in bays, which simulate real pressure systems.
Learners must demonstrate that they can successfully complete key tasks as required in the exam paper.
The exam paper contains critical tasks, which must be achieved in order to successfully pass the course - learners will be given two opportunities to complete these critical tasks.
- Installation Practice - Correctly install compressed gas supply components and fittings. To include the identification of faulty, non-compliant or incorrectly specified equipment.
- Pressure Testing - Perform a pressure test using a prescribed pressure test checklist.
- Commissioning - Demonstrate the ability to correctly purge the system and safely commission the installation up to the outlet.
- End User Training - Demonstrate safe use of the system to a potential customer.
- Maintenance - Identify and replace equipment as per manufacturer's recommendations or following a written scheme.
- Fault Finding - Fault find whilst reviewing an existing assembled system.
- Administration - Explain the information required to be obtained at the 'customer site visit' stage.
Certificates & Passport
All successful learners will receive:
EAL Level 3 Award - Installation and Maintenance of Compressed Gases Supply Systems
EAL Level 3 Award - Applied Compressed Gases Safety
PGS Certificate of Achievement
PGS Gas Safety Passport Card