Industrial Safety Training from the Experts at the IA Academy

Providing Industrial Safety Training courses for people working with, maintaining, and managing hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Are you an industrial worker using or maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic hose assemblies? Conversely, do you employ or manage workers who use hydraulic and pneumatic hose assemblies? IA Academy’s Industrial Safety Training courses promote fluid power safety and awareness in both workplace and mobile applications.

Our curriculum includes professionally accredited Industrial Safety Training courses, ranging from our basic introductory Foundation Safety Course to expert instruction focused on more advanced skills, such as Hose Inspection and Hose Management. Most importantly, each year we train and certify hundreds of people in the UK, from all industrial backgrounds, in hose safety and hose management skills.

Why Industrial Safety Training at the IA Academy?

First and foremost, Industrial Ancillaries has almost fifty years of expertise in the industrial hose and fittings business. Moreover, since our foundation in 1969, we have solidly grown into one of the UK’s leading distributors of superior quality hydraulic, pneumatic, instrumentation and process products. Last, but by no means least, in the field of fluid power solutions, we have earned industry-wide respect and recognition as a knowledgeable, responsible, and dependable company—a company you can trust.

The IA Academy runs a number of Industrial Safety Training courses designed for people working with, maintaining, and managing hydraulic and pneumatic systems across the full range of industrial sectors, including: construction, oil and gas, plumbing, process and analytical, instrumentation, energy, aerospace, and medical. With this in mind, in our role as a BFPA-approved Training Centre, the IA Academy is proactively helping to raise industry standards and awareness—especially with regard to health and safety.

Our Courses

The Industrial Ancillaries Academy offers Industrial Safety Training courses in partnership with the following trade associations and industrial manufacturing companies:

BFPA Courses Gates Hydraulics Courses HAM-LET® Online Courses

Besides providing industry-recognised certification of competency, as stated above, the goal of our training courses is to help raise the awareness of people who work with hydraulic and pneumatic hoses at all levels. Accordingly, we can provide training appropriate for the system designer and field engineer, for the machine operator and the individual who actually makes hose assemblies.

The BFPA Foundation Safety Course and the practical, workshop-based Hose Assembly Skills training programme build upon a basic foundation level of knowledge. Course attendees are trained to a fully assessed level of ability in hose assembly techniques. Additionally, we have recently introduced the Hose Integrity, Inspection and Management Course and the Small Bore Tube Integrity Course.


BFPA Courses

All attendees of our BFPA courses receive a high-quality, personalised course book with certification of skills and achievement, together with registration on the BFPA national database.

In addition, attendees will also get the new BFPA Passport Scheme card on completion of their course. The BFPA Passport Scheme is both a photo ID card and a record of the courses each participant has undertaken. For more details on the Passport Scheme, see the BFPA article here.

If you have studied at the IA Academy in the past two years, you can claim your BFPA Passport Scheme card retrospectively if you contact the BFPA.

Industrial Safety Training: Foundation Course in Working Safely with Hydraulic Hose and Connectors

Foundation Safety Course

An introductory level course to hydraulic hose and connectors, and the safe assembly of these components. Learn how to identify and assemble hoses and connectors, as well as installation good practice and how to avoid hose and connection failure.

Industrial Safety Training: BFPA Certified Hose Assembly Skills Course

Hose Assembly Skills Course

A 2-day course designed for anyone involved in the hose industry. Attendees receive instruction in the correct procedures of hose assembly, thread awareness, tightening of connectors and contamination. In short, you will learn the correct way to assembly routing and installation, and recommended hose management techniques.

Industrial Safety Training: Hose Integrity, Inspection and Management Course

Hose Integrity, Inspection and Management Course

This course will give you a firm understanding of hose assembly and life expectancy, hose registration and visual inspection. You will gain knowledge of risk analysis and competence assurance. Likewise, you will attain the competency to identify, inspect and record hose assemblies. Furthermore, on completion of this course you will receive an industry-recognised certificate.

Industrial Safety Training: Small Bore Tubing Integrity Course

Small Bore Tubing Integrity Course

A course designed to provide you with a thorough practical understanding of Small Bore Tubing using Twin Ferrule Compression Fittings. This course will also impart a knowledge and awareness of the safety concerns. Training covers both installation and assembly in all aspects of small bore tubing maintenance. Plus, the course also explores tube preparation and bending as well as tube routes and end terminators.

Other Courses at the IA Academy

Gates Safe Hydraulics Course

Gates Hydraulics Course

This course covers all aspects of hydraulics safety, including how to maintain a safe work environment, preventative maintenance, hose installation, and hose assembly.

Ham-Let Fittings Course

HAM-LET® Online College

HAM-LET® has an established Online College that facilitates methodical and structured self learning. In brief, the college offers courses covering a wide range of subjects, such as Introduction to Industrial Environments, Professional Terminology, Industrial Applications, the HAM-LET® Product Range, and correct selection of products, oriented by the application’s features.