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ACOPs Gas Course


This course provides anyone involved in the design or construction of domestic and non-domestic buildings, or anyone who may work with natural or liquid petroleum gas, information regarding their obligations under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, as well as other relevant legislation.

Part B, 8(1) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 specifically states "No person shall make any alteration to any premises in which a gas fitting or gas storage vessel is fitted if that alteration would adversely affect the safety of the fitting or vessel in such a manner that, if the fitting or the vessel had been installed after the alteration, there would have been a contravention of, or failure to comply with, these Regulations."

This basically means that anyone who, whilst working at a property, affects the gas safety in any way (whether it concerns the pipework, ventilation provisions, flue etc.) could be deemed to be in contravention of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, and thus find themselves having legal action carried out against them.

This course aims to prevent that from happening by making delegates fully aware of their obligations and requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or for further details.

Course objectives/key benefits

Provide knowledge and understanding of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, relevant Building Regulations and other legislation affecting gas safety during work carried out at premises.

Who is the course aimed at?

Insulation installers, Heating Engineers, Specifiers, Architects, Designers, Construction Engineers, Construction Supervisors, Building Control Officers, Kitchen Fitters, Carpet Fitters, Factory Workers, Builders and anyone else who is indirectly working with or around gas supplies.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

There are no entry or pre-requisite requirements to undertaking this course.

Course content

Course duration

This course is generally run over two days.

However, it is tailored to suit the company's/individual's needs so please contact our office on 01579 348544 or if you require a different time scale.

Training Method

Practical workshop and theory


Practical tasks and multiple-choice question paper.

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a SWAAT Certificate in Gas Safety Awareness.

South West Assessment and Training also offer an alternative certificated version of this course; the QCF Level 2 Award in Gas Safety Awareness In Residential Premises (including Social Housing).

PLEASE NOTE: This is an awareness course only.

Anyone wishing to become gas registered should consider either the Managed Learning Programme Gas course for new entrants or Fast-track gas course

Materials Required

Candidates will be provided with a training pack.


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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