Fachbereich
Kurse der PSI-Akademie
K 915 E 

Titel
Technical gases - safe handling of gas cylinders - Basic
Beschreibung
Short descrption

Gas cylinders are used in many types of activities, experiments and processes. Besides the benefits, however, there are also various risks associated with them and correct behaviour is necessary. You will learn about these risks and how to deal with them. The general properties of gases, handling, but also the storage of different gases are discussed.


Content
- Internal process at PSI in connection with gas cylinders
- Properties of gases and labelling of gas cylinders
- Personal protective equipment in connection with gases
- Dangers and safe handling of gas cylinders and pressure reducers
- Transport and safekeeping of gas cylinders
- Storage of gas cylinders
- General rules for handling gas cylinders

- Special rules when handling flammable, corrosive or toxic gases
- Behaviour in case of emergency


Goals
The participants
- know the internal processes at PSI in connection with gas cylinders
- know the properties of gases
- know the collar colours of gas cylinders and GHS symbols
- know the dangers of working with gas cylinders, can assess them handle them safely
- know how to transport gas cylinders
- learn special rules for handling flammable, corrosive and toxic gases
- learn the theoretical principles of changing a gas cylinder safely
- know how to behave in case of emergency

Target audience
Technicians, transporters, PhD students, postdocs, temporary staff, scientists working with gas cylinders and gas

Methods
Face-to-face teaching, practical examples

Language
English

Requirements

none

Proof of performance
short test on Openolat

Venue
Villigen, PSI Education Center (building OSGA)

Duration
8.45 – 12.00 Uhr (4 lessons)

Moderation
Swiss Safety Center, Andrea Zemp

Number of participants
Minimum 6 / Maximum 15

Further information
Administration PSI Education Center, Tel. 056 310 24 00, bildungszentrum@psi.ch

Cancellation
see general terms and conditions


Completion
Certificate of completion


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