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Pressure Systems Awareness

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Pressure systems have been synonymous with industry since the age of steam. Today it is almost impossible to name an industry sector that does not make substantial use of pressure systems in some way or other.  From tyre inflators through refrigerators to full blown industrial processes, pressure systems have become as indispensable to industry as the electricity that powers them.

This informative and experiential course is aimed at raising awareness of the hazards associated with pressure systems as well as the relevant regulatory frame work.  This course will offer delegates the unique opportunity to learn from real life case studies and forensic investigations into pressure systems failures, providing a first hand perspective of what can go wrong and why.  Delegates will also benefit from a substantial afternoon session with the HSE Inspector responsible for the current revision of the Safety of Pressure Systems Regulations, during in which delegates will be able to discuss both general and specific issues directly with the regulator in an open forum setting.

What the course will cover

  • Pressure, the basicsCPD Logo
  • Case studies from real life incident investigations
  • What constitutes a pressure system
  • What are the relevant regulations
  • What are my regulatory obligations
  • Appreciation of common hazards associated with pressure systems
  • Common methods of risk mitigation
  • Open discussion forum

On completion of this course delegates will be able to identify pressure systems in the workplace and and understand which legal requirements apply to this equipment.  Delegates will develop a firm understanding of the nature and significance of common risks associated with pressure systems, who has duties under the regulations and current risk mitigation strategies.

This one day course can also be delivered at HSE as an in-company course. If you are interested in this and have a number of people to train please email for a quote.

Who should attend?

This entry level open course is aimed at employers and employees from all sectors of industry that would like to develop an improved understanding of pressure systems and their associated risks and your regulatory responsibilities.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of this course is £515 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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