Speck & Burke offers half day training courses, which include a practical session for all users of laboratory and workshop gas systems. Make sure that your gas system operators and those working around them are as safe as possible.

Course Content

  • Identify the risks of using pressurised gas systems
  • Legal requirements:
    • Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000
    • British Compressed Gas Association (BCGA) Codes of Practice
  • Definitions and examples of pressure systems and the associated hardware
  • Definitions of users, owners, competent persons, and competent examiners
  • Duties of owners and users of pressure systems
  • Differences between toxic, flammable, or asphyxiating gases
  • Requirements for Written Schemes of Examination and Inspection Reports
  • Proper and regular system maintenance
  • Practical session training to include:
    • Cylinder handling Safe use of equipment
    • Correct selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Following our training attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards when working with laboratory/workshop gases
  • Demonstrate knowledge of owners’ and operators’ legal requirements for laboratory gas systems
  • Be familiar with the properties of different types of gas
  • Recognise gas system components, how they work and the risks they protect you against
  • Handle and change cylinders safely
  • Select and use the correct PPE
  • Understand the importance of maintaining laboratory gas systems to reduce the chances of an accident in the workplace

The half day course has been designed to give both practical and theoretical information to the course attendees. The practical work is carried out on your own systems to ensure relevance to the participants.

We carry out the training at your premises to save you having to take time away from the workplace. We provide the training for a fixed fee irrespective of the number of attendees.

We are happy to work with you to tailor course content to meet specific requirements.

If you require any further information or a quotation, call us on 0800 731 5441 or use the form below.


Gas System Safety Seminar Enquiry