Gas Safety e-Learning

BOC can deliver safety training through online e-Learning packages.

A female employee using a laptop computer

Our flexible e-learning delivers high quality, affordable training without the need to gather employees together in a classroom environment. This method of training is also suitable for individual users, new starters - and is ideal as refresher training.

Benefits

Online gas safety training, with a high level of interaction, helps staff understand the subject matter and enjoy the experience. The courses offer:

  • A flexible and cost-effective method of training
  • Easy management and auditing
  • A consistent training approach
  • The ability to train consistently over a number of locations
  • Accessible learning opportunities 24 hours a day
  • Staff can learn at their own pace
  • Certified learning 

Workshop objectives

While each workshop has specific objectives, some are common to all:

  • Identifying gases correctly
  • Increasing the awareness of hazards associated with gases
  • Appreciating the need for risk assessments
  • Developing a pro-active approach to reviewing standard operating procedures
  • Selecting the correct gas control equipment
  • Assessing storage facilities in line with safe working practices
  • Recognising the hazards of incorrect manual handling techniques
  • Introducing safe working practices in the workplace 
Several rows of black cylinders with blue caps containing compressed nitrogen
Correctly fitted acetylene cylinder equipment

Using compressed cylinder gases safely (non oxy-fuel)

This online workshop is suited to delegates who use cylinder gases in a wide range of applications. Typically this may be in a laboratory or research environment but the workshop is designed to meet the needs of most cylinder gas users.

At the end of the interactive workshop participants will be able to:

  • Correctly identify gas cylinders
  • Understand how cylinders operate
  • Be aware of the hazards of asphyxia
  • Recognise the hazards posed by oxygen enrichment
  • Identify flammability hazards
  • Select the correct gas control equipment
  • Identify the key stages in using cylinders safely
  • Recognise the hazards associated with handling cylinders
  • Re-assess current storage facilities in line with safe working practices
  • Become pro-active in assessing risk when using gas cylinders
  • Introduce safe working practices into their working environment
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Please note: This workshop is not designed for users of oxy-fuel gases (oxy-acetylene or oxy-propane) and associated equipment. A separate course is available for these users.



Using oxy-fuel gases safely

This online workshop will suit delegates who use oxy-fuel gases (oxy-acetylene or oxy-propane) for a variety of purposes; welding, cutting, burning etc.

At the end of the interactive workshop participants will be able to:

  • Correctly identify gas cylinders
  • Recognise how different cylinders operate
  • Be aware of the hazards of asphyxia
  • Recognise the hazards posed by oxygen enrichment
  • Identify flammability hazards
  • Select the correct regulators
  • Recognise the need for flashback arrestors
  • Select the correct hoses, torch and nozzle
  • Recognise the hazards of using incorrect manual handling techniques
  • Re-assess current storage facilities in line with safe working practices
  • Introduce safe working practices into their working environment
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Please note: This workshop is designed for users of oxy-fuel gases (oxy-acetylene or oxy-propane) and associated equipment only. A separate course is available for users of other cylinders.



Five red gas cylinders of increasing size, each containing propane gas
A selection of different sized liquid nitrogen storage containers

Using propane safely

This online workshop is suited to delegates who use propane in a wide range of environments. Whether with a blow torch, for brazing, for shrink wrapping, or with bitumen boilers. 

This training session covers:

  • safety
  • equipment
  • operating procedures
  • transport of cylinder
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Using liquid nitrogen safely

This online workshop will suit delegates who use liquid nitrogen in a wide range of applications.

At the end of the interactive workshop participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the properties of cryogenic liquids
  • Describe how humans react in oxygen-deficient situations
  • Recognise the potential hazards posed by an uncontrolled release of pressure
  • Identify different types of personal protective equipment and the need to comply with work procedures
  • Distinguish the difference and similarities between pressure vessels and dewars
  • Describe how a pressurised cryogenic vessel operates
  • Identify key safety procedures when decanting liquid nitrogen
  • Appreciate the consequences of using incorrect procedures and faulty equipment
  • Recognise the dangers of transporting cryogenic vessels in lifts
  • Adopt correct storage and manual handling practices
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Three acetylene gas cylinders safely secured in the back of an open-back vehicle

Transporting gas cylinders safely

This online workshop will suit delegates who transport gas cylinders in or on service vehicles. It is primarily aimed at people who transport cylinders in small to medium quantities however, it also gives guidance on what you should do when carrying a large load.

At the end of the interactive workshop participants will be able to:

  • Determine the transport category for the gas(es) they are transporting
  • Determine the transport units applicable to their gas cylinders
  • Calculate their load's Total Load Transport Units to identify whether it is above or below its threshold limit
  • Take the appropriate action before they start a journey transporting gas cylinders
  • Introduce safer working practices in their workplace
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Please note: It is only possible to study this workshop in conjunction with one of our online gas cylinder safety workshops; it cannot be studied on its own.