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Handling Compress Gas Cylinders

Introduction to Handling Compress Gas Cylinders training course that was specifically created to address OSHA’s training requirements for employees who handle compressed gas cylinders. Topics covered include the hazards of many common gases and the proper methods for storing them, safeguards against issues with a cylinder like CGA Fittings and Regulators, OSHA approved equipment and procedures.


Learning Objectives


After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify different types of gases, the different methods for storing them, and their associated hazards.

  • Use the necessary caution during transport and storage of gas cylinders.

  • Properly read and understand identifying labels.

  • Know how to correctly hook up a cylinder and check it for leaks.

  • Follow OSHA standards regarding equipment and procedure in the event of a leak or problem.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • An overview of gas cylinders uses as equipment for labs, welding, and more.

  • The potential dangers of keeping these gases under pressure.

  • Different forms of compression including standard, liquid, solvent, and “Cryogenic Liquid”.

  • A review of common gases and their dangers including fire, burns, and poising.

  • The proper methods for storing gases under pressure, including OSHA regulations.

  • Proper Handling

  • OSHA compliant regulations for handling compressed cylinders, transporting them, storing them, and the procedure for correctly hooking them up.

  • Safeguards

  • Overview of the issues that arise with cylinders and the devices built to prevent them.

  • The importance of regulators and their accompanying “CGA Fittings”.

  • Information on additional safeguards and their uses like “Flame Arrestors” and “Pressure Relief Devices”.

  • The proper response if you suspect a cylinder has a leak.

  • The OSHA approved gear if you must enter an area with a suspected leak.

Chemical Handling Training

The chemical handling training course can be tailored to meet the needs of any company, whether it is a high or low risk industry


Who Is This Course Intended For?

This course is intended for workers who come into contact with chemicals in the workplace.


Course Objectives


On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List routes of entry of chemicals into the body

  • Identify health effects of chemicals

  • Identify warning symbols and read relevant product warning label

  • Use an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)

  • Identify and use different types of available PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Breathing Apparatus – Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBD) Course

Unifire Extinguishers Ltd is a leading provider of Breathing Apparatus and EEBD training in Cyprus.  We train personnel in many different types of breathing apparatus and EEBD. 

The function of our breathing apparatus training is to ensure that the user is competent in the safe and effective use of same.


Breathing apparatus allows the trained wearer to breathe in an atmosphere that would not otherwise support life hence the quality of the training is vitally important. Our two day course is suitable for all personnel who are required to wear breathing apparatus equipment.


Who Is This Course Intended For?


Employees who are required to wear a Breathing Apparatus (BA) set.


Course Objectives


At the end of this course, participants should:

  • Be able to handle breathing apparatus (BA)

  • Be able to properly fit BA

  • Be able to test BA

  • Be able to properly fit face mask

 Course Programme:

  • Description of Breathing Apparatus Set

  • Correct Procedures for Cylinder Connection to Set

  • Carrying out of High & Low Pressure Tests on Set

  • Donning and Removal of Set – Individual Practice

  • Entry Control Procedures / Calculations Litres per minute

  • Safety Checks including check for Positive Pressure

  • Use of the Bypass

  • Warning Whistle Activation

  • Gauge Readings 

Fire Marshals Training Course

Fire Marshals Course Objectives

  • To give participants the skill and knowledge required to carry out their duties in a safe and effective manner

  • To enable staff with an enhanced fire safety role to meet the training requirements detailed in the current workplace fire safety legislation

  • Identify possible fire hazards in the workplace

  • Enable employees to assist in the fire risk assessment process

  • Understand how fires can occur and how fire and smoke can spread

  • Identify the correct type of fire equipment for the class of fire

  • Ensure fire equipment is inspected and maintained as frequently as necessary

  • Be able to advise members of staff on measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of fire occurring

  • Be able to advise members of staff on action to take in the event of an emergency

Training on Fire Extinguishers

Unifire Extinguishers Ltd is able to offer your company on-site staff training in the use of portable fire extinguishers and fire evacuation procedures.

Being confronted with a fire can be a traumatic experience. Indecision and poor understanding can lead to unnecessary property damage, serious injury and in the worst case scenario, loss of life.


During these practical fire extinguisher courses, you will learn to evaluate fire scenarios and take the correct action, including alarm activation, identifying and selecting the correct extinguisher and using the fire extinguisher on real fires. The programme can be customized to ensure the participants familiarity with their own workplace fire emergency systems and equipment. Additionally, on our half day Fire Extinguisher course, you will learn about the science of fires. This highly recommended training provides handy and practical information on the types and classes of fire you might face in industrial, general workplace or home environments. We will cover the basic principles around the physics, chemistry and behavior of different fires before demonstrating fire suppression methods, techniques and equipment. 


The course content identifies:

  • The most common causes of a fire

  • Fire prevention in the workplace

  • What you should do in the event of a fire

  • Practical demonstration on how to use portable fire extinguishers

  • Emergency evacuation procedures

  • Human behavior in a fire emergency


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