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Authorised Person (ap) In Pressure Systems (mechanical)

About this course

Target Audience:

 Personnel responsible for directly managing, overseeing or auditing safe systems of work within the scope of Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) and Management of Health and Safety in Defence JSP 375 (e.g. boiler or other stored pressure mechanical systems).

Key Learning Outcomes:

 • Understand relevant legislation regarding pressure systems
• Understand safe systems of work while maintaining pressure systems
• Have knowledge of the physical properties of pressure systems
• Understand the role and responsibilities of an Authorised Person
• Have knowledge of selection and implementation of appropriate isolation methods

Course Content:

  • System Definitions (physical Properties of systems)
  • Mechanical Systems and components, Steam and Hot water Boilers.
  • Compressed Air
  • Refrigeration
  • Legislation

o    Legislation (Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000)

o    Legislation and Guidance for Authorised Person

  • Authorised Person Roles and Responsibilities
  • Safety Rules and Procedures, Demarcation, Auditing
  • Operational Procedures Risk Assessment & Isolation
    • Identify; Hazard, Risk, and control measures
    • Selection and implementation of Isolation Methods
    • Safe Systems of Work 


Each delegate will undertake an open book multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.



This course exclusively uses ASET’s market leading live and fully integrated ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform.


City & Guilds 9841 Certificate

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience:

• SVQ Level 3 in Processing Operations Hydrocarbons or equivalent
• Minimum 5 years offshore experience in oil and gas operations
• A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor
• City & Guilds approved Training Instructor

Min / Max delegates:


Special Requirements: 

Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.

Notes to Customers:

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact the ASET Customer Service Team for additional dates.




Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group


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