Scope and aim of the course

Compressed gas cylinders (will be referred to as CGC) are an inseparable part of many industries where the scope of operations involve welding, flame-cutting, various types of heat and flame treatment, and other processes. Before we go further, please, note that many countries do classify compressed gas cylinders as hazardous substances. We’d advise referring to applicable legal requirements in parallel with this course. 


Inherent hazards in the nature of the CGCs introduces the risk of incidents with potentially fatal or serious outcomes. CGC presents hazards in below categories;

  • Pressure
  • Product – the agent it contains, e.g. flammable, explosive, asphyxiating
  • Physical characteristics – size, shape and weight – manual handling and security


Risks from the CGC hazard categories may be exposed to during storage, handling, use, transportation and disposal.


Scope of the course

The course covers the safe practices and principles for the storage, handling and transportation of the gas cylinders and gas cylinder bundles. Although certain aspects of the course may concur and be applicable, however, the course does not cover the empty cylinders at any stage of their life-cycle. Please, note, cylinders are never fully empty, unless they are;

  • New and not filled
  • De-valved
  • Emptied for the inspection and not filled yet

 

Aim of the course

The course aims to increase the awareness by providing the information on the potential hazards and risks and promote the safe practices that can be adopted during storage, handling and transportation of CGCs and CGC bundles.