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Using Gas Cylinders Safely Within Universities
Course Description:
This eLearning course provides everyone at UCL who uses and handles cylinder gases information on how to correctly and safety connect gas control equipment and provides an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with their use. If you wish to practice connecting regulators safely you can undertake the instructor led Connecting Regulators and Safe Cylinder set-up training course once you have completed this eLearning training.

This eLearning course is provided by UCL's partner, Gas Safe Consultants.

Accessing this training

Once you enrol on this course, you will receive email instructions on how to access the eLearning provided by Gas Safe Consultants and receive a unique Gas Cylinder code. Emails are issued on the Wednesday following your enrolment but if you need to complete this training urgently, please email safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk and we will endeavour to issue the email earlier.
This course consists of several modules which guide you through safe working practices and must be completed within one month; if not completed within one month the code will expire.

At the end of this eLearning you will be able to:

  • Correctly identify gas cylinders
  • Understand how cylinders operate
  • Be aware of the hazards of asphyxia
  • Recognise the hazards posed by oxygen enrichment
  • Identify flammability hazards
  • Select the correct gas control equipment
  • Identify the key stages in using cylinders safely
  • Recognise the hazards associated with handling cylinders
  • Re-assess current storage facilities in line with safe working practices
  • Become pro-active in assessing risk when using gas cylinders
  • Introduce safe working practices into their working environment
  • Intended Audience:
    All staff and postgraduate students who either use or supervise others who work with handling cylinder gases
    Target Audience: UCL Staff and all UCL students
    01/09/2022 - 30/09/2022  (Enrol between 01/09/2022 and 30/09/2022) Enrol

    01/10/2022 - 31/10/2022  (Enrol between 01/10/2022 and 31/10/2022) Enrol

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