Cylinder Hazmat Fill Station Operations Course0
Just one accident and word gets out in the small community that is diving. Do you want to risk your reputation and service on an accident?
OSHA and USDOT require all employees who “are affected” by high pressure cylinders to receive “function specific” training to the HAZMAT within 90 days of employment and retraining every 3 years afterward. Not all employers are aware of this, and outside the US, many just disregard it even when handling USDOT cylinders.
PSI-PCI has always incorporated cylinder safe handling practices along with fill station operations training into our Visual Cylinder Inspection training course. It’s all part of the same process. We have also maintained a Cylinder Hazmat/Fill Station Operations Compliance Training Kit to help fulfil the formal, function specific training. Not everyone takes advantage of these options. Why? Good question. Maybe they just don’t see an accident happening to them. Maybe they have just been doing this so long, they are not susceptible to failure. Whatever the reason, so many miss out on this important part of their training. Many more may be unfamiliar with requirements and safe practices around the Fill Station which can lead to potentially dangerous situations.
Not everyone visually inspects cylinders in the facility. But just because they do not inspect them for the annual event, that does not mean they should not have some form of training. The PSI-PCI program is designed to train personnel who handle high pressure cylinders and operate cylinder filling stations. Topics include cylinder safety awareness and safe handling practices, pre-fill inspection, proper techniques, system maintenance, and emergency procedures. As fill systems vary greatly, this course is a general introduction to these topics and can be enhanced thru professional consultation with PSI-PCI for your specific requirements after completion.
PSI-PCI can help you with valuable knowledge that not only will protect your employees and add multiple layers of safety, but can also help protect your business. Just one accident and word gets out in the small community that is diving. Do you want to risk your reputation and service on an accident?
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