IDEST Technician Inspection Course Part 1 (TIC1)
This is the first part of a two-part course aimed at technicians wanting to fully inspect cylinders in test centres. Candidates can opt to do the full course or attend Part 1 and Part 2 separately. Under the HSE’s publication Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 it is the responsibility of the owner/employer to provide suitable training to ensure the employee is competent to safely fulfil their role.
Scope This Part 1 course is aimed at staff who wish to train as cylinder testing technicians. It covers the knowledge and practical skills needed to visually inspect a diving cylinder both externally and internally. Part 2 covers the process of physically testing the cylinder using the hydraulic test rig, stamping and issuing cylinder test certificates.
Aim of the course At the end of this short course the student will be able to: • Confidently and competently visually assess diving cylinders both externally and internally • Determine whether a cylinder can be safely filled or whether it requires a test or further action • Satisfactorily complete the booking-in form and visual assessment form.
Course Outline Course is based on a workshop format and lasts about 3 to 4 hours. It starts with a short presentation that covers the topics shown below. This is followed by a practical workshop session where cylinders are booked in and assessed for their safety. A visual assessment form is completed as the final stage of this process.
Session Topics • IDEST and the scope of its work • Cylinder manufacture • Cylinder testing methods • Cylinder stamping and labelling • Tools/equipment required for basic assessment • Checking the external condition of cylinders • Valve removal using appropriate equipment • Checking the internal condition of cylinders • Action to take in the event of concerns over condition • Forms and paperwork for assessment • Standards covering assessment and inspection
What will the staff receive? • Training from a qualified, competent, IDEST approved trainer • Advice and guidance appropriate to their role • A certificate of course attendance • 18-page Student Manual as source material
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