The British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) has recently launched its own âStainless Steel Specialist Courseâ? to provide a benchmark for skills within the industry and offer participants the chance to develop their knowledge of the material to an accredited standard. With the benefit of hands-on experience from a similar successful Australian venture and with assistance from the Stainless Steel Advisory Service to incorporate European standards, this course offers comprehensive information about every aspect of stainless steel practice. It is suitable for all disciplines and employees, from senior managers to shop floor workers. The course consists of 16 authoritative training modules. Input from industry has ensured up-to-date relevance and practicality. If required, the BSSA can modify individual courses to facilitate the specific requirements of individual companies. The BSSA offers two levels of accredited certification: an intermediate one for successful completion and examination of a minimum of five modules, including four compulsory subjects. A full certificate will be awarded for undertaking successfully a minimum of 12 of the training modules. Further information, samples of the course material or registration details can be obtained from Alison Murphy at the BSSA. Assistance with tailoring course modules to specific company needs, can be obtained by contacting Duncan Munro, the Director of the Association.