LPG has literally thousands of uses in the home, in commercial business, in industry, on the farm and for transportation. Alongside domestic heating & cooking, it is used for patio heaters in domestic gardens as well as pubs and restaurants to outdoor camping equipment. LP Gas is widely used in industry and farming and can even power fork-lift trucks in and outside warehouses.
Domestic and Commercial gas qualifications do not cover LPG so to remain compliant with Gas Safe you can take specialist qualifications to be able to work on LPG.
Our Domestic Gas to LPG Changeover only qualifies you to work on Domestic LPG Boilers and appliances and Residential Park Homes (Caravans) and not some of the uses listed above.
This course is designed for experienced gas engineers to enable them to prove their competence in the relevant LPG ACS assessments.
Learners must already hold an existing Core Gas Safety qualification CCN1 or Commercial Core safety qualification COCN1.
For Re-assessment all candidates must be able to provide their current certificates.
Candidates must bring with them:
- All previous original certification
- 2 passport size photographs
- National Insurance Number
- Photographic ID e.g driving licence or Passport
Please note policy on re-sits: there is no charge to re-sit any part of your assessment should you fail. Limited to one assessment per person.
- Gas safety regulations, & British Standards
- Unsafe situations and emergency actions
- Characteristics of LPG
- Cylinder location, safety and sizing
- Operation and positioning of emergency isolation, flow control and valves for cylinders
- Supply pressures.
- Gas pipework (Including sizing, installation, defects and faults)
- Tightness testing and purging (PD& RPH)
- Servicing procedures
- Flues and ventilation
- Combustion Performance Analysis (Flue gas testing)
- Appliance controls
Changeover Domestic Natural Gas to LPG
Plus any of the following depending on need:
Residential Park Home
Install, Exchange, Service, Repair, Breakdown and Commission Closed Flue Gas Fires - LPG
Name: William (Bill) Walton
Position: Trainer, Assessor
Experience: Bill has worked in the gas industry for over 37 years having started with Northern Gas in 1977. Qualified in both domestic and commercial gas, Bill has worked in the North East for Truscott Engineering, Initial Property Maintenance, North Tyneside Council and most recently Kier.
With experience in taking gas apprentices under his wing and being one of the most experienced ‘go to’ men in the gas team, the natural progression for Bill was to start teaching it and his effortless and instinctive training ability meant he was the obvious choice for the team.
Bill enjoys meeting new people, sharing his knowledge and experience in a fun and humorous way, with plenty of real life examples. He has served with the TA, is interested in all things military and enjoys socialising with family and friends.
Bill is also the First Aider and Fire Marshall for the training centre in Killingworth, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Trainer, Assessor, IV
Darren has worked in the gas industry for almost 30 years having started with IG Clements in 1986. Qualified in both domestic, commercial gas & catering, Darren is also the centre Internal Verifier. Darren has worked for Trolhurst, British Gas and Trade Training and we were thrilled to have Darren join the team in the summer of 2015.
Darren made the jump from being on the tools, to training with British Gas in 2003 having been one of the team responsible for the setting up the British Gas ACS centre in Killingworth – which is now our current training and assessment centre.
Darren enjoys time with his family, sharing his dry sense of humour with the team and learners and outdoor activities.