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Pressure Systems Awareness

21 August 2024


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 and refrigerators, to full blown industrial processes, pressure systems have become as indispensable to industry as the electricity that powers them.

Many types of pressure equipment can be hazardous and if a piece of pressure equipment fails and bursts violently apart, the results can be devastating to people in its vicinity. Working safely with pressure equipment is therefore really important. Assessing the risks and putting proper precautions in place will minimise the chances of any accidents occurring.

This informative and experiential course is aimed at raising awareness of the hazards associated with pressure systems, as well as explaining the relevant regulatory framework.  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.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • Be able to identify pressure systems in their workplace
  • Understand the nature and significance of common risks associated with pressure systems
  • Understand the legal requirements which apply to pressure systems
  • Know what can go wrong and why, through studying real life case studies
  • Understand the common methods of risk mitigation

What the course will cover

This course provides an introduction to what pressure is, what a pressure system is and why pressure system safety is so important. Delegates will examine the relevant regulations to understand their regulatory obligations. They will look at the common hazards that are associated with pressure systems, along with the common methods of risk mitigation. Delegates will study case studies from real-life incident investigations to enhance their learning and there will be an open discussion forum.

Who should attend?

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


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 major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


£560 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

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

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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