Training Services

Procedure & Common Practices

Our Gas Safety Training Seminars are designed to appeal not only to staff & employees working with the equipment on a daily basis, but also the people who manage/supervise them as well. We endevour to bring as much knowledge & training on oxy-acetylene equipment to prevent any possible incidents from occurring. The most common cause of incidents occur from human error/lack of training using oxy-acetylene equipment. It is fallacy to believe that subsequent to the installation of Gas Safety Equipment that no incident will ever occur. Thus we have developed in-depth seminars that apply to any/all staff involved on a regular basis with oxy-acetylene equipment.

Seminars/Lectures

We have Graded Our Gas Safety Training Seminars from levels 1 – 3. Each level has been assigned a certain amount of days for completion & will require completion of the course in its entirety before any certification can be granted. Our in-depth lectures contains amongst other items vital information for the following National Unit Standards:

The Combustion Triangle

Combustion-Triangle

National Unit Standards:

  1. Silver solder metals by means of Oxy/Acetylene equipment.
    Unit Standard Reference Number: EnM-G048, Level 3, Credits 3
  2. Assemble Oxy/Acetylene equipment.
    Unit Standard Reference Number: EnM-G046, Level 2, Credits 1
  3. Weld Mild Steel by means of Oxy/Acetylene equipment.
    Unit Standard Reference Number: EnM-G047, Level 3, Credits 4
  4. Braze Metals by means of Oxy,Acetylene equipment.
    Unit Standard Reference Number: EnM-G056, Level 3, Credits 4
  5. Join Metals by means of T.I.G. Welding.
    Unit Standard Reference Number: EnM-G057, Level 3, Credits 6

Grading Levels:

  • Level 1 – Basic Theory, General Gas Safety (Competency, Testing & Certification)
  • Level 2 – Theory Continued, General Gas Safety (Competency, Testing & Cetification)
  • Level 3 – Advanced Theory, Experimentation (Competency, Testing & Cetification)

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Level 1 – Gas Safety Certification (2 Day Course)

Brief Overview:

This training seminar is conducted over 2 days and applies to employees/staff that are expected to operate with oxy-acetylene equipment, but have little or no experience. Although the course itself benefits anyone within the industries that commonly use this type of equipment.

Day 1:

Gas Safety International looks to cover the basic theory behind oxy-acetylene gases; their properties, incident prevention as well as storage methods.

We then look at Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety procedures & storage methods. Gas Safety International also provides tried & tested solutions to use in the event of leaking LP Gas.

Other resources such as technical specifications, mixing ratio’s & example imagery will be provided to further explain the dangers of oxy-acetylene equipment when mishandled/neglected.

Day 2:

We delve deeper into The Safety Tips & look at the main causes of Incidents & Injuries surrounding oxy-acetylene equipment. As well as provide visual representation of scenarios where human behaviour resulted in incidents that caused injury, damage to property & loss of life.

Level 2 – Gas Safety Certification (3 Day Course)

Brief Overview:

This training seminar is conducted over 3 days and applies to employees/staff that are expected to operate with oxy-acetylene equipment. This course however, is setup with the intention of providing a more tangible knowledge base to our learners and is fully comprehensive.

Day 1 & 2:

Gas Safety International looks to cover the basic theory behind oxy-acetylene gases; their properties, incident prevention as well as storage methods. The 1st two days are basically Level 1 Certification standards (See Level 1 – Training Seminar for more…)

Day 3:

Here’s where more advanced theory is tutored. We delve deeper into Acetylene, it’s composition and how it is processed. We then look at the chemistry behind the gases and their molecular structure as well as how the gas flows within the pipes & cylinders.

The decomposition process of Acetylene is also highlighted and we look at the result of that decomposition further. Various other resources are provided including fuel/gas/oxygen mixing ratios, the weight of gas compared to air and much more…

Level 3 – Gas Safety Certification (5 Day Course)

Brief Overview:

This training seminar is conducted over 5 days and applies to employees/staff that would like to master oxy-acetylene equipment. We recommend all managers or team leaders to have gone through this fully comprehensive training course.

Day 1 – 3:

The 1st three days encompass Level 2 Certification Standards (See Level 2 – Training Seminar for more…)

Day 4:

We delve further into the more advanced chemical composition of Acetylene gases and provide valuable pointers on Carbon Monoxide and it’s attributes.

We look at the functions of a pressure regulator with its numerous additional attachments. We also touch on the technical workings of cutting torches, recommended combustion ratios, gas hose colour coding as well as the history of flashback arrestors. Again, numerous resources are included; Procedure Posters, Equipment Checklists, etc.

Day 5:

Day five culminates all the theory taught from the previous 4 days of the course into real-life experiments. Gas Safety International oversees the practical experiments & show how all the theory applies in real-life situations.

The “Human Factor” Can Override It All!

One of the worst incidents involving oxy-acetylene equipment occurred on 16 September 1986 and is well known today in South Africa as the Kinross Mining Disaster that claimed 178 lives.

It is common practice to react after the occurrence of an incident, rather than to be proactive and to employ incident prevention methods. This phenomenon is known as the “Titanic Syndrome”, where “The Unsinkable” became “The Unthinkable”.

“The Unsinkable”

Unsinkable

“The Unthinkable”

Unthinkable