Skills & training
Any time, any place, anywhere
Roy Books, Technical Development
Officer, British Compressed Air Society
(BCAS), gives an overview of the
Society’s new e-learning portal, which
enables delegates to learn at a pace
and place suited to them
The Coronavirus pandemic has challenged
many of industry’s established norms.
Business leaders continue to adapt to the
reality of managing their workforces
remotely as restrictions on movement and
social distancing measures continue to
remain in force.
Yet, ensuring engineers are equipped with
the latest skills remains a key priority for all
sectors of industry, in a bid to ensure that
best practice, changes in legislation and
standards are all adhered to.
Recognising this need for training to be
delivered to suit the needs of a dynamic
and changing workforce, BCAS has
recently invested in a new e-learning
portal, allowing delegates to learn at a
pace, and from a location, that suits.
BCAS is recognised within the industry as
a provider of training and development for
engineers, technical professionals and
users of compressed air. Working with our
members we develop training based on
industry standards and best practice. These
include specialist courses that are tailored
to the needs of industry professionals, end
users and suppliers; that combine the safe
working and understanding of compressed
air with its multiple uses.
25% discount on e-learning products
for our members’ customers
BCAS has a primary objective of informing
and creating a best practice culture within
the compressed air and vacuum industry,
for both suppliers and users of this
important energy source.
In a unique move, the Society is offering
free associate membership to customers of
BCAS’ full members – which also allows a
25% discount on all BCAS training
courses, if you use a BCAS member to
support your compressed air system (visit
the BCAS members directory
www.bcas.org.uk to check). If so, email
firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about this
great value offer.
Here is an update on the latest courses on
offer via the new e-learning portal:
Working safely with compressed air
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, via the online
assessment, that the individual has
understood safe working practices and
The hour-long course covers the hazards
of compressed air as an energy source, the
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