ESAB gas inspectors courses.

We have revised and reformatted our Gas Inspectors Training Programme, Accredited by City & Guilds. These courses are designed to qualify persons to conduct full safety checks on individual oxy-fuel gas welding systems. Following satisfactory completion of the course examination a City and Guilds Certificate is awarded to successful candidates.


The training course is of 2 days duration with an overnight residential stay. The first part of the course involves theoretical instruction on oxy-fuel gas safety, the properties of gases, safe use and operation of systems. A proportion of the instruction is devoted to product design. The training is liberally interspersed with participative exercises illustrating the likely causes of risk.The second day of the course is entirely devoted to practical training. In this "hands on" session the candidates are taught how to fully test an oxy-fuel gas station and pass it off for safe use. Instruction is also given on risk assessment of stations in accordance with current legal requirements.


Each candidate will receive a detailed test manual containing easy to follow steps in the process. The manual covers inspection of regulators, hoses, safety devises and blowpipes and the relevant tests of integrity. Further, each candidate receives his own comprehensive tool kit to carry out the tests and inspection recording documentation.


Any person responsible for the practical safety aspects of oxy-fuel gas systems will benefit from the course. Such persons as safety officers, maintenance staff, supervisors or technical college and school lecturers would benefit.The two day qualification courses are conducted at our Waltham Cross and Chorley premises. Residential accommodation is provided at a local hotel and lunch and dinner are included in the cost. The overall cost of the course is £525 +VAT to cover tutition, training material, toolkit and accommodation.


We are also holding one day Re-Certification courses. These are designed for existing Accredited Inspectors who have already taken the 2 day City and Guilds Course. These are conducted at various locations in the United Kingdom. The cost of the one day Re-Certification courses is £240 + VAT.


Wednesday 26th April / Thursday 27th April – Chorley

Wednesday 10th May / Thursday 11th May – Waltham Cross

Wednesday 20th September / Thursday 21st September – Chorley

Wednesday 4th October / Thursday 5th October – Waltham Cross

Wednesday 15th November / Thursday 16th November – Chorley

Wednesday 29th November / Thursday 30th November – Waltham Cross

Agenda for 2017 Gas Certification Course

Registration Form for Gas Certification Course


Tuesday 25th April – Chorley

Tuesday 9th May – Waltham Cross

Tuesday 20th June – Waltham Cross

Thursday 22nd June – Chorley

Tuesday 19th September – Chorley

Tuesday 3rd October – Waltham Cross

Tuesday 7th November – Waltham Cross

Tuesday 14th November – Chorley

Tuesday 28th November – Waltham Cross

Thursday 7th December – Glasgow

Agenda for 2017 Re-Certification Course

Registration Form for Re-Certification Course


All enquiries should be addressed to - 

ESAB Group (UK) Ltd
Gas Inspectors Course Administrator 
Warlies Park House, Horseshoe Hill, Upshire, EN9 3SL 
Tel: 01992 768515
Fax: 01992 715803
Email -


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