Safety Services


Oxy-fuel gases set up and pre-use check training

This course is for all UCL staff who use oxy-fuel gas systems within the workplace.

Course description

This practical course is designed to further your learning by practising the safe set-up, leak test and shut-down of an oxy-acetylene gas system in a practical environment.


You must have successfully completed the eLearning course Using Oxy-Fuel Gases Safely within Universities. Please contact safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk for details on how to access this eLearning course.

All safety instructor-led training courses are delivered by our team of safety experts.


This practical instructor-led workshop will enable you to:

  • Correctly identify gas cylinders
  • Identify functional differences between regulator types
  • Undertake a pre-use visual check on gas regulators
  • Select and fit the correct flashback arrestors
  • Identify the correct hoses to be fitted
  • Select the correct cutting torch and nozzle
  • Undertake functional tests on regulators
  • Set the correct gas pressures for the nozzle being used
  • Correctly set up an oxy-fuel gas workstation
  • Correctly leak test an oxy-fuel gas workstation
  • Recognise the need for safe shut-down procedures

Target audience

This course is for all staff who use oxy-fuel gas systems within the workplace.


Training courses are free to UCL staff however your Department will be charged £50 if you fail to attend when booked on a course.  Non-attendance at first aid courses will incur a higher non-attendance fee.

Late applications

If you have not received your confirmation notification from the MyHR Mailer please contact Safety Services on 020 3108 8592 or email to safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk.

External delegates

Places to external delegates are only offered if there is spare capacity on an instructor-led course.

Please contact safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk to be placed on a waiting list stating the course title and date you wish to join. 

To book

Training courses are accessible using UCL MyLearning. 

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Last updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020