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Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals who are required to carry out pressure testing, whether during normal operations or during maintenance. The course can also be used as refresher training for those who carry out pressure testing regularly and may have become less aware of the hazards and risks involved.
Is previous experience required?
It is expected that as a participant in this course, you will have received practical training in the use of pressure testing equipment and that you hold suitable qualifications.
How will the course benefit me?
Many routine tasks involve pressure testing; over time, you can become complacent about the hazards involved in the operation. This course will remind you of why pressure testing is conducted and how it can endanger both people and the asset.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to plan and carry out pressure testing operations safely. It will highlight the need for risk assessment and protective barriers when working with pressurised equipment.
How will the course benefit my company?
Pressure tests are necessary to ensure that equipment is safe for use but the tests themselves carry inherent risks, such as loss of containment, damage to assets and even serious injury and death. By working safely with pressurised equipment, you can help to reduce the risk of an incident occurring at your workplace.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course does not contain reference to specific legislation or laws but is written to current HSE guidelines industry best practice and company procedures.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%.
• Explain why we use pressure testing
• Identify the various pressure test methods and the reasons they are used
• Describe the test media used and the hazards associated with them
• Identify the need to control test temperatures
• Identify the need for a testing plan and procedure, and explain why it must be specific to the equipment to be tested
• Identify the requirement for a risk assessment
• Describe the test equipment that may be required
• Describe the use of pressure gauges and their position in the test
• Explain how isolation valves should be used
• Describe the importance of examining any flexible hoses used
• Identify the need for pressure relief valves and identify how they should be positioned
• Identify the correct assembly of test equipment
• Explain the requirement to use the correct PPE
• Describe the need to carry out venting during hydrostatic tests
• Describe the use of protective barriers during testing
• Identify the hazards involved and precautions to be taken when working with compressed gas cylinders
• Explain the risks of blast waves and secondary missiles
• Describe the hazards of shock loading components during pressure testing
• Identify the depressurisation techniques required after pressure testing
• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
• Minimum browser size - 1024x672
• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
• Notes - Not suitable for smartphones
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