Mechanical Engineering

Authorised Person (AP) in Pressure Systems (Mechanical)

Duration:  4 days
Per Delegate:  £1,130.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the application of regulations and legislation within pressure systems.
  • Application of understanding and knowledge of the working properties of a pressure system.
  • Understanding of the requirements of safe systems of work

Course Content

  • System definitions (physical properties of systems)
  • Mechanical systems and components, steam and hot water boilers
  • Compressed air
  • Legislation (Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000)
  • Legislation and guidance for authorised person
  • Authorised person roles and responsibilities
  • Safety rules and procedures, demarcation and auditing
  • Operational procedures risk assessment and isolation
  • Identify hazard, risk, and control measures
  • Selection and implementation of isolation methods
  • Safe systems of work
  • Line walk, run up and safe monitoring of plant equipment


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Further Information

This course is classroom based with exclusive practical use of ASET’s market leading live and fully integrated ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform to underpin knowledge gained.

Target Audience
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).


City & Guilds 9841

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