Competent Person – Pressure Vessels – Core Week


Competent persons perform the in-service inspections which are required by the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Competent persons are required to be certified by the SAQCC CP certification body and it is an essential requirement that the candidates have successfully completed an approved training course for certification.

Certification is available in two categories – pressure vessels or steam generators. In the case of pressure vessels, there are two basic sub-categories; limited or unlimited.

There are two basic sub-categories; limited or unlimited certification. Limited certification is aimed at those personnel working only in the field of inspection of compressor air receivers or small medical (or other type) autoclaves. Other pressure vessel inspectors working in the industry, including refinery and process industries or power generation industries are required to have unlimited certification.


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Course Information

This course covers the background to legislation; pressure equipment regulations; codes and standards; safety procedures and vessel entry; autoclaves; external and internal inspections (defects arising in service – what to look for); failures and repairs, including specific equipment and service conditions; overpressure protection devices; pressure testing; report writing; information and discussion forum for inspection and testing of pressure vessels.

Access Conditions

Entry Requirements:

Completed Competent Persons Foundation Module or hold a Welding Inspector qualification (SAIW Level 1) or IWIP-B.

Course Duration: 5 days

Costs & Bookings

Corporate Member: R14 083 (including VAT)

Non-Member: R15 525 (including VAT)

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