The training is intended for people who want to qualify to work as a manual thermal cutter. As the demand for employees who qualify for cutting and welding skills continues to grow, we meet the expectations of our customers and provide knowledge in an accessible and very efficient way.

The offered course provides practical and theoretical preparation for work in the profession. During the training, we focus on comprehensive improvement of the qualifications of our students. The training ends with a theoretical exam and a check of practical skills by the examination committee.

Purpose of the training

Participants will learn about the construction and operation of plasma and oxy-acetylene torches, health and safety regulations when working with technical gases, methods of cutting on designated lines, burning holes or cutting steel pipes and profiles. Our course prepares participants for practical activities related to the separation of various types of materials.


Knowledge gained during the training

Offered by ODK ERGON the course enables:

  • acquiring competences in the field of cutting with oxygen-acetylene and plasma torches
  • obtaining a certificate in accordance with the Ordinance of the Minister of Economy of April 27, 2000 on occupational health and safety in welding works (Journal of Laws No. 40, item 470).
  • starting work at the position of a manual thermal cutter

During theoretical classes, you will learn about:

  • the basics of materials science
  • techniques and technologies for cutting metals
  • the types of gases used
  • construction of burners
  • flame adjustment
  • quality requirements for the used materials
  • health and safety rules at the workplace

Practical classes will allow you to practical exercises in the field of:

  • gas and plasma torch operation
  • cutting metal sheets along designated lines
  • firing holes
  • cutting pipes and steel profiles


Who is the plasma and oxy-acetylene cutting training for?

The training offered by ERGON is dedicated to people who want to learn the basics of using plasma and oxyacetylene torches and for those whose work requires knowledge of the material cutting process. The course is directed to:

  • private persons and employees
  • workers of related professions such as locksmith, mechanic, maintenance worker


The plasma and oxy-acetylene cutting course is intended for people who:

  • are over 18 years old
  • have completed at least primary school
  • they have no medical contraindications to work in this position


What is plasma cutting?

In plasma metal processing, metal particles are melted and projected from the cutting gap by means of an electric arc. The efficiency of this type of cutting is influenced by the high energy of the arc. The compressed gas stream flows through the electric arc, then its ionization takes place - this is how plasma is produced, also known as the fourth state of matter. The use of this technique does not require work related to the preparation of the material, so you can cut dirty, painted or rusty elements. Appropriate selection of the proportions of the plasma gases used allows to obtain a high-quality cut surface with virtually zero scale.

  • cutting speed
  • fast piercing and no need for heating
  • small thermal deformations
  • small cutting gap and high surface quality
  • strong UV radiation
  • emitting large amounts of gases and harmful fumes
  • Big noise
  • changes in the cutting zone

What does oxy-acetylene cutting look like?

Oxy-acetylene torches use the gas cutting method to bring the material to a temperature where it burns and volatilizes as metal oxide. The use of this type of burner is especially helpful in the process of separating low-alloy and low-carbon metals. Although we can find burners using propane-butane, the faster achievement of high temperatures speaks in favor of the choice of acetylene. Oxy-acetylene cutting, also known as oxyacetylene cutting, is suitable for materials such as lead, aluminum, silver, tin, steel, copper or zinc, and enables the separation of steel up to 3 cm thick. However, the gas is not suitable for separating very thin materials, it is impossible to work on materials with a thickness of less than 3 mm.

  • wide range of cutting thicknesses
  • high-quality cutting of thick materials
  • possibility of cutting at different angles
  • wide heat affected zone
  • long pierce time through the material
  • low working speed
  • high-alloy steels and steels with high carbon content cannot be cut


Place of training

Trainings organized by ERGON take place in our branches throughout the country. We also offer closed training, which takes place in a place convenient for the client after prior arrangement.


Training at ERGON guarantees a professional approach and attractive prices. We have promising discounts for larger groups. For detailed information about the offer, please contact us by phone.


The benefits of a manual thermal cutter course

Only a professionally carried out cutting or thermal welding process can eliminate or reduce the risks that appear in the course of material separation. Completing our training provides the necessary knowledge needed for independent plasma or oxy-acetylene cutting.