January 15, 2020 1 min read

What is CP7 legislation?

Code of Practice 7 was written by the BCGA (British Compressed  Gases Association)  so that employers and operatives could comply with Acetylene Safety Regulations.

These require that all mobile systems shall be fitted with a purpose-designed regulator for acetylene, a flashback arrestor incorporating a non-return valve and pressure and/or temperature-sensitive cut-off valve.

Is it a legal requirement?

Yes,  When using acetylene, you must ensure that these legal obligations are met.   It is a legal requirement to ensure that equipment used in the workplace is in a safe condition and is inspected regularly.

Is it expensive?

It doesn't have to be, we have fully trained and Qualified inspection engineers that can also service your welding equipment as well. This helps us reduce costs. If carried out during a service a CP7 inspection of an Oxygen Acetylene plants costs £45.00. This includes inspection and testing with a compliance certificate issued.

What's Involved?

  • Inspection and test of your equipment
  • Equipment report 
  • Function and pressure testing of your regulators, flashbacks, hoses and torches.
  • Inspection and recommendations if required on handling


What happens if my equipment fails?

No need to worry, we give discounts for any gauges and equipment we recommend needs replacement during the test. These will be fitted free of charge and a new test certificate issued.


Do you do training for personnel?

Yes we can out personnel safe use instruction onsite - contact us for pricing



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