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Meet The ‘Gas Safe’ Football Team

We are proud to have recently started sponsoring Stockton Town FC’s U14 Girls team.

On 24th June they travelled to Nottingham to take part in the Pitchero Aces Nationals, where they competed against other teams from around the UK. The competition is invitation-only, thereby ensuring the very highest calibre of teams.

‘Our’ Gas Safe team performed faultlessly in the Group stage, winning their games against Reading, Nottingham and Manchester without conceding a goal. Sadly they came unstuck in the play-off round as, whilst they still didn’t concede a goal, they didn’t score one either, meaning they didn’t quite make it into the final stages.

Well done to all the players, coaches, their parents etc, we look forward to sharing in your triumphs over the coming season!

 

 

Celebrating A Milestone

As the UK’s leading provider of gas safety training and consultancy, we often have much to celebrate.

2016 marked our 25th year in business, but was also the first year during which we delivered over 1,000 instructor-led training events at customers’ sites. 

We would like to thank all our clients, trainers and staff for their on-going commitment to increasing safety awareness relating to the use, handling and storage of compressed and liquefied gases.

 

Welding Safety Training

An increasing number of our clients are becoming aware that just because a person can weld, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have been formally trained to safely and correctly use the gases and equipment concerned.

We offer a broad range of training courses – theory and practical – to meet the varying needs of all individuals who using welding / cutting / burning equipment…

A broad range of clients

This week we’re proud to be providing training to our usual mixture of clients, all using compressed gases and/or cryogenic liquids for a variety of reasons.

Clients this week include two universities, two pharmaceutical companies, a market-leading special effects company, a precious metals recovery company, an oil exploration company, a construction equipment manufacturer, a facilities management company and two aerospace/defence companies.

If you use compressed gas, we can help you too…

Abrasive Wheels Training

Many of our clients, who have received gas safety training also use abrasive wheels and grinding discs for various operations on their sites.

Conscious of the high quality training workshops that we have delivered for them a number of our clients have now approached us to train their operators in the safe use of abrasive wheels.

Our Technical Associates have recently undertaken extensive training and are now able to instruct operators.

During the recent photoshoot at Wolverhampton we took the opportunity to take images that will form the basis of our new abrasive wheels safety workshop.

We are working hard to have this workshop available for clients in early November.

If you use abrasive wheels and/or hand held grinders and would like help training your operators in how to use them safely them please call us on 01270 728890 or contact us using this link.

Major clients tap into our technical expertise

As the UK’s leader in gas safety we have, over the past 25 years, built a considerable reputation for high quality training workshops that are delivered by professional associates who ensure that clients training needs and objectives are met.

Two of our associates have extensive knowledge of welding processes and were previously employed by the UK’s leading supplier of gases as Technical Welding Specialists.

Whilst we have delivered a range of welding workshops over the years we are now being asked by our clients to assist them in finding solutions to their welding issues.

A number of clients have recently consulted with us regarding the most effective way for their operators to braze aluminium and copper tape ‘out in the field’.

Our technical associates have established the correct gases for the applications as well as the best rods and torches that will enable operators to undertake brazing operations in some ‘testing’ locations.

To enable our associates to effectively train the delegates we have recently undertaken a comprehensive photo-shoot at BOC’s Technical Centre in Wolverhampton using the experienced photographer Dave Peters.

Over the course of the session he took 1000 images which we are now reviewing and using to populate a very practical, hands-on, interactive training package.

If you have any welding/brazing issues or you require some assistance in improving the skill levels of your operator please contact us on 01270 728890 or contact us using this link.

Drinks Dispense Training

Over the past 24 years Gas Safe Consultants have provided high quality professional safety training to a wide range of industrial, speciality, cryogenic and medical gas users.

Over that time we have built up a reputation for technical expertise, consultancy skills and innovation. Our associates provide highly interactive workshops in a relaxed style that allows delegates to not only learn but also to enjoy the experience.

In order to expand and extend our product offering we are now working in collaboration with Gas-Con. Simon Fisher the MD of Gas-Con has extensive knowledge of the licensing trade and is an industry expert on drinks dispense. Through his organisation we are now able to offer cellar training, beer dispense training and Confined Spaces Risk Assessment for the licensed trade.

Both Gas Safe and Gas-Con are full members of the BCGA and all training and consultancy is in accordance with BGCA codes of practice.

Through Gas-Con we also have an association with the BFBi as Simon is also the Chairman of the BFBi’s Gas Suppliers and Installers Committee ensuring all training is in accordance with the very best practice in the industry.

For further information call us on 01270 728890 or contact us using this link.

LPG Training

LPG is a very versatile gas that is found in both industrial and domestic situations.

It is supplied in a variety of cylinder sizes from 4-47kg.

At Gas Safe we’re aware of the need to provide users of propane with specific, focused LPG training.

Our LPG training package is designed so that it can be adapted to suit a client’s specific application. Whether you’re using LPG for heating, shrink wrapping, fork lift trucks, bitumen boilers or hot boxes our LPG training will meet your needs.

We have invested in specific LPG photo-shoots and have visited numerous sites where LPG cylinders are used to take bespoke and relevant photographs. Consequently our LPG training packages illustrate correct operating procedures with high quality graphics.

In order to meet client’s training requirements our LPG training can be delivered either by face-to-face training with one of our industry experienced trainers or via the internet using our highly successful e-Learning site.

So, if you are able to get your staff together for half a day we can come to you, present the workshop and review your working practices and equipment. Or, if you have operators at a number of sites, or if your staff travel between jobs we can offer them a flexible approach to LPG training via our computer based package.

If you use propane cylinders and would like to discuss our LPG training packages and the options available please contact Sally Preston on 01270 758890.

Acetylene training

Acetylene is very versatile gas and is the hottest and most efficient of all the fuel gases, providing high levels of productivity. Operators who undertake our acetylene safety training workshops are instructed in the properties of the gas as well as the correct use of the equipment.

The new Acetylene Regulations place a requirement for operators to ensure that the gas control equipment being used on acetylene equipment is designed for acetylene use.

Our oxy-acetylene training workshop explains how flashbacks can occur when operators are using oxy-fuel gas equipment and now, in line with the new regulations, instructs operators to fit flashback arrestors to acetylene systems.

Over the past couple of years acetylene has received some negative press. This has mainly been driven by the protocols used by the Fire and Rescue Service to deal with incidents involving acetylene cylinders, whereby cylinders were cooled for 24 hours before being moved.

Recent research undertaken by the British Compressed Gases Association and other parties has resulted in a new method of dealing with acetylene cylinder fires; now the cylinders are cooled for one hour and then monitored for a further hour before being moved.

It’s essential that operators and management are aware of this new procedure. At Gas Safe we constantly update our acetylene safety training materials and have recently modified all of our oxy-acetylene training workshops to reflect this new protocol.

Acetylene training is required for personnel who use the gas in any environment, e.g. welding, cutting, fabrication, laboratories etc.

If you believe you have a need for oxy-acetylene training please contact us on 01270 758890 or admin@gassafeconsultants.co.uk

Welder training

Many organisations undertake welding processes but do not require their welders to be trained up to a certain coding level. They require multi-skilled operators who can lay down a weld to an acceptable level and provide the organisation with a flexible workforce that is best suited to the demanding needs of today’s economic conditions.

Recognising this trend we at Gas Safe have developed a suite of welder training packages that precisely meet the market’s needs. Whether it’s brazing, soldering, MMA, Mig or Tig welding training that is being undertaken we have the package. This not only provides operators with an understanding of the processes being used but also allows them the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience with one of our welding specialists.

When we undertake welding training we encourage clients to train their operators in small groups, allowing delegates the chance to interact effectively with the trainer, have their questions answered and gain experience with continued positive feedback.

At the end of our welder training sessions delegates are able to return to their workplace and undertake welding operations with an enhanced knowledge of the process, the ability to correctly set-up the equipment and confidence in their ability.

With our experience in the gases industry and the knowledge of our trainers we are able to put together welding training workshops that precisely meet organisations requirements. If you have a need to train your staff in welding processes or would like to know more about our suite of workshops then please contact us.

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