Authorised Person Mechanical and Pressure Systems (APMPS)

£1,080 + VAT
4 Days
YorkSlough and On-site.
Course Overview
Many organisations have adopted JSP 375 Volume 3 Chapter 4 (or parts thereof) as the basis for a Safe System of Work as applied to mechanical systems. For practicable commonality this course is based on the content of this document together with HSG 253 Safe Isolation of Equipment.
Mechanical and Pressure Systems practical session
Tutor showing pressure valves
Low angle copper pipes and valves
Equipment Set Up Boiler and Pipes
Who is This Course For?
This City & Guilds Accredited course is aimed at experienced engineering staff with responsibility for the implementation of risk management systems and procedures as an inherent part of, and in accordance with, their Organisation’s Safety Policy. Primarily, those with responsibility for the control, operation or maintenance of installed mechanical plant and who may be appointed as Authorised Person Mechanical or Pressure Systems. It is also suitable for those with overseeing and audit responsibilities within this area of specialisation.

Key Learning Areas
  • Fundamental principles of applied mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Mechanical systems and components
  • Requirements of pressure systems safety regulations
  • Requirements of HASAWA 1974 and delegated legislation
  • Safe systems of work associated with mechanical systems
  • Functional risk assessments
  • Monitoring and audit requirements
  • Practical exercises in the completion of safety documentation

Course Schedule
Day Time Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction
  • Fundamental Principles of Applied Heat & Mechanics
  • Mechanical Systems & Components - Combustion of Fuels
  • Outline Structure of UK Legislation
  • Organisation & Management for Compliance
  • Evening Exercise(s) Review
  • Mechanical Systems - Risk Assessment & Means of Isolation
  • Implementation of the SSOW (Fixed & Documented Systems)
  • Tutorial Exercise No.1 (MTHW)
  • Syndicate Practical Exercise(s)
  • Evening Exercise(s) Review
  • Syndicate Practical Exercise(s)
  • Syndicate Practical Exercise(s)
  • Assessment Exercise No.1 (Documentation & Isolation)
  • Assessment Exercise No.1 (Written/MC)

Course Training Team


Andy Cresswell

Mechanical Training Manager

Andy has over 36 years experience in the Mechanical Industry. He is a qualified mechanical engineer, and has worked within various Mechanical roles spanning over 23 years.

andy-cresswell malcolm-webster carl-davies

Upcoming Course Dates
Monday, 13th January 2020
End date: Thursday, 16th January 2020
Monday, 20th January 2020
End date: Thursday, 23rd January 2020
Monday, 10th February 2020
End date: Thursday, 13th February 2020
Monday, 17th February 2020
End date: Thursday, 20th February 2020
Monday, 9th March 2020
End date: Thursday, 12th March 2020

Request More Information
We'll never share your details with anyone else.