Compressed Air Training

As a proud member of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), we want to help our customers increase their knowledge about compressed air. The courses on offer cover topics including working safely with compressed air and ensuring you are compliant with compressed air legislation.

Discover all courses on offer from BCAS

Are you a Direct Air customer?

Discounts are available from customers of a BCAS member. We have a Direct Air discount code that we can share with our customers for use on any of the BCAS Compressed Air courses.

Free associate membership

By taking advantage of the exclusive discount, you will also receive free associate membership of BCAS, offering you a host of additional benefits, including discounted publications, as well as access to compressed air guidelines and the society’s social events.

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Compressed Air Systems Technology (CAST)

The course has been written by experts in the industry and is accredited by BCAS, The Certificate in Compressed Air System Technology (CAST) provides a comprehensive introduction to the main principles of compressed air systems.

This course is highly relevant to anyone needing to know more about compressed air production and use, relevant health and safety issues, legislation and energy efficiency.

The course teaches a greater understanding of compressed air principles. Enrolling on this course also helps meet health and safety obligations with respect to compressed air as an employer. Previous knowledge of the subject is not required. 

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Working Safely with Compressed Air

Compressed air is a safe and reliable form of power, widely used in industry and business. Both employers and employees have a responsibility for safety in the workplace.

Compressed air users must know how to work safely and understand the risks involved if good practice is not followed. Undertaking this course will help fulfil employers’ health and safety obligations and provide evidence by the online assessment that the individual has understood safe working practices and their responsibilities

The course takes an hour to complete and covers the following:

  • Hazards of compressed air as an energy source
  • Hazards arising from various air tools, including noise, vibration, fumes, hoses and connectors etc
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Employer and employee responsibilities with respect to Health and Safety when using compressed air
  • Specific hazards and risks associated with blow gun use

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An employee certificate in Maintaining a Covid-19 Secure Workplace

The course is based on the Government guidance on understanding how to safely work during the coronavirus pandemic.

It covers the workplace types identified by Government, including outdoor work, factories and warehouses, offices, branches, vehicles and is designed to fulfil the employer’s requirement to provide information and training to their employees in maintaining a Covid-19 secure workplace.

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Certificate in Compressed Air Treatment Technology

This course provides a tutorial to help you understand where the ten main contaminants come from, how they can affect compressed air systems and how they are best removed.

Enrolling on this course will help you understand the necessity of compressed air treatment, how it is achieved, the many different types of equipment available and how they are selected to achieve the best results.

This course will help you to:

  • Identify the different types of compressed air contamination
  • Identify the sources of compressed air contamination
  • Understand the different types of compressed air filtration technologies available and the contaminants they treat
  • Understand the different technologies available to dry compressed air

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Blending learning courses

The CPD-approved, blended learning courses combine online tutorials and training with guided learning and assessment by a BCAS qualified tutor. This helps you to learn at a time and place to suit you, combining at-home study with invigilated examination.

Certificate in understanding the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulations (PSSR)

Its purpose is to provide the knowledge and understanding required as a user, manager, or provider of written schemes of examination.

Learners complete a self study e-learning module followed by a virtual class room session with our PSSR expert to cement learning, dispel myths and understand the most frequently asked questions. The course is completed with an online examination.

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Understanding ISO 8573 – The Air Quality Standard

A full understanding of ISO 8573 is vital before any decisions on equipment selection and testing methods are undertaken. This course therefore explains the importance of considering all parts of a compressed air system, whether you are a supplier, consultant, service provider, or user of compressed  air.

The  course provides a tutorial to help you understand  where these contaminants come from, how they can affect  compressed air systems and how they are best removed. You will understand the difference between indicative testing and air quality verification.

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Diploma in Compressed Air Management – DipCAM

This qualification aims to provide a comprehensive technical grounding in the principles of the operation of compressed air systems. It has been developed and produced to meet the needs of people who have responsibility for a compressed air installation and wish to attain a level of technical knowledge.

The diploma will be of value to sales personnel, and those who design or maintain compressed air systems. The six-month, flexible learning package is relevant to manufacturers, distributors, managers, maintainers and installers of compressed air equipment and systems.

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