21 October, 2021

New Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician apprenticeship ready to receive first candidates

29 September, 2021

The standard ensures that upon successful completion, the apprentice achieves a national apprenticeship, academic qualifications and may apply for the professional recognition of EngTech with The Society of Operations Engineers

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has announced that EAL, part of the Enginuity group, has been selected as the end point assessor organisation (EPAO) for the new Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician apprenticeship, meaning employers can begin enrolling candidates from as early as this month (September).


ISO8573 – When quality counts

01 September, 2021

Roy Brooks, technical development officer for the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), talks us through ISO 8573, the international standard for air purity and explains why operators should consider all parts of a compressed air system during the specification process.


Demystifying air quality

29 June, 2021

With compressed air often referred to as the fourth utility and the uses for compressed air growing every day, it means that there is a diverse variation in air quality requirements.


Working safely with compressed air

07 May, 2021

Companies that are looking for a quick and simple way to train their employees in the safe use of compressed air can now benefit from the British Compressed Air Society’s (BCAS) working safely with compressed air training course – with a 25% discount for customers of BCAS members (excluding trade customers).


Time to invest in capital equipment

07 May, 2021

The British Compressed Society comments: The Chancellor’s ‘super deduction’ is a record-breaking opportunity for businesses to reduce their corporation tax liability by 130% of the value of any investment they are making in the next two years on compressed air systems. This equates to a significant cash windfall for businesses and will help to bolster cash flow at a critical time.


BCAS urges industry to pressure test compressed air systems with latest training course

22 March, 2021

The British Compressed Air Society is urging the industry to ensure that all employees that are responsible for maintaining compressed air systems are fully trained on the requirements of the Pressure Systems’ Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) and in particular the importance of the written scheme of examination.


BCAS offers 25% off all training courses for customers of Society members

09 February, 2021

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is offering all end-user customers of BCAS members an exclusive 25% discount on its full range of CPDapproved training courses.1


Take the pressure

01 December, 2020

Roy Brooks, technical development officer for the British Compressed Air Society, outlines some of the latest advice in working safely with compressed air.


Support in times of change

26 October, 2020

By Vanda Jones, executive director, the British Compressed Air Society.


Latest training update from the British Compressed Air Society

24 September, 2020

BCAS has recently invested in a new e-learning portal, allowing delegates to learn at a pace, and from a location, that suits. Here is an update on the latest courses on offer:


BCAS reiterates air treatment advice for COVID-19 concerns

24 August, 2020

Following ongoing enquiries, the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is reiterating its advice to compressed air users to adhere to air treatment best practice during the Coronavirus pandemic.


WEEE2 Directive 2012/19/EU (amending Directive 2002/96/EC) on waste electrical and electronic equipment

23 June, 2020

Tim Preece, the British Compressed Air Society’s technical officer, provides the latest update on the WEEE2 directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment.


BCAS urges best practice compressed air guidance is maintained during lockdown

11 May, 2020

The British Compressed Air Society is urging manufacturers and processors to adhere to best practice guidance concerning the treatment, quality and maintenance of compressed air during this period of lockdown. The BCAS technical helpline is receiving an increasing number of enquiries during the Coronavirus pandemic from end-users concerned that their compressed air supply is adequately protected and seeking advice to ensure that there can be no risk from airbourne contaminants.


BCAS new apprenticeship standard

26 March, 2020

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is now in the final stages of developing its apprenticeship standard for a Compressed Air and Vacuum Technician (CAVT). Following industry-wide consultation and approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), the end-point assessment plan is now being drafted.


BCAS and Primary Engineer announce 2019 winner of the Rogers Knight award

13 February, 2020

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) and Primary Engineer have announced this year’s recipient of the BCAS Rogers Knight Award 2019 as Allan Crawford from ARC Ltd.


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