CLEAPSS Safety examination on autoclaves and pressure vessels RN298 / B157

Start date
24 Apr 24
University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA View on Google Map

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This course is aimed at the person in a school who has been asked to carry out the examination ofpressure vessels to ensure they are safe to use under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations(2000). In particular, we will be considering the role of CLEAPSS in meeting the requirements specified by the HSE in the 2014 ACOP.

What this course covers:

  • The basics of how the pressure vessels work.
  • Safe operation of the range of school autoclaves, pressure cookers and steam engines.
  • The legal requirements, including the employer’s duty to appoint a competent person for the examination of autoclaves, pressure cookers and model steam engines.
  • The meaning of ‘competent person’ in the context of the CLEAPSS approach to pressure vessel examination.
  • Reviewing the written schemes of examination included in CLEAPSS document L214.
  • The management of the statutory safety examination in the school context

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own autoclave and/or model steam engine.

Note: the course itself will not constitute the statutory examination for these items.

Participants are asked to bring the following to the course:

Clean laboratory coat

If you can bring your own autoclave/pressure cooker/or model steam engine, then please do so. 

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Secondary bespoke support24 April 202409:30-15:30University of Bristol

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£160.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£160.00 +VAT

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