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CP7 Gas Safety

A complete training and certification service to enable those with a basic understanding of the Oxy/Fuel Gas Welding process to inspect portable Oxy/Fuel cutting and welding gas equipment in accordance with the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the British Compressed Gases Association Code of Practice 7 (BCGA CP7).


  • Course content
  • The need for personal protective equipment
    Single and multi-stage regulators
    Pre-use visual checks on gas regulators
    Correct fitting of regulators
    How flashbacks occur
    The need for flashback arrestors
    Correct hose selection
    Using hoses safely
    Torch design & selection
    Correct nozzle selection
    Correct set-up of an oxy-fuel gas workstation
    Safe working practices
    Incidents caused by poor working practices
    Practical session; cylinder set-up, leak test and shut-down

    And a practical session to include:
    Correctly identify gas cylinders
    Identify functional differences between regulator types
    Undertake a pre-use visual check on gas regulators
    Select and fit the correct flashback arrestors
    Identify the correct hoses to be fitted
    Select the correct cutting torch and nozzle
    Undertake functional tests on regulators
    Set the correct gas pressures for the nozzle being used
    Correctly set up an oxy-fuel gas workstation
    Correctly leak test an oxy-fuel gas workstation

    Recognise the need for safe shut-down procedures

  • Pre-requisites
  • Delegates must have a basic understanding of the Oxy/Fuel Gas Welding process.
  • Assessment
  • There is no assessment.
  • More details
  • Career Progression:

    Once qualified, you could provide a chargeable Gas Equipment Inspection Service and will have the knowledge to
    advise if replacement equipment is necessary and then supply, recouping your investment over just a few calls.
    Upon passing the course, successful delegates will receive a certificate, identity card and a comprehensive
    inspection pack, including tool kit.

    RSPA Certificate of Verified Achievement
    Compressed Gases Safety Passport to HSE INDG 381


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