DOT Pipeline: Preventing Accidental Ignition

Course Information

DOT Pipeline: Preventing Accidental Ignition is a General Safety Orientation course to support the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Operator Qualification Rules regarding pipelines and pipeline facilities. Please refer to Course Content below.

Some additional training may be necessary to meet actual site-specific requirements.


Recommended For

All construction and contracted maintenance and services personnel involved in working in or around pipelines and pipeline facilities.


Course Content

Course describes steps to minimize accidental ignition of gas and accidental natural gas releases in reference to DOT 192.751.

After completing this course the learner will be able to explain the DOT rules governing Accidental Ignition Sources of Natural Gas and describe the steps necessary to eliminate or minimize these dangers including:

  • Define the fire triangle elements.
  • Explain the requirements of DOT regulation 192.751 Prevention of Accidental Ignition of Natural Gas.
  • List four common ignition sources for escaping natural gas: Hot work (welding/cutting), Open flames (smoking), Static electricity, Internal combustion engines.
  • Describe actions that can be taken to reduce the buildup and/or discharge of static electricity on natural gas piping.
  • Define Hot cutting and welding as it applies to natural gas piping.
  • Define Cold cutting and welding as it applies to natural gas piping.
  • Explain the safety precautions to be taken when cold welding or cutting.
  • Describe how to isolate pipeline segments to minimize the potential of Accidental Ignition of Natural Gas.



  • Computer training

    $45 Member / $50 Non-Member

  • Classroom instruction

    Not available for classroom instruction.


Course Details

Course Code: 19OQIGN
Course Length (approx.): 60 Minutes plus Test
Course Expiration: 1 Year from Class Date
Passing Score Required: 75 %
Retakes Allowed: Yes, but must pay for each retake
Language: English
Reader Assistance Allowed: No
ID Requirements: Students must present a valid (not expired) U.S. State or Federal ID with photo
Handouts: No
Course Exceptions: No verbal assistance or coaching allowed at testing


Valid ARSC Card (BOP/BOPR): No
Social Security Verification (SSV): No
Background Screen: No
Medical Services: No


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