Thinking of becoming a BCGA member?

BCGA represents the interests of the UK industrial gases sector and maintains a close rapport with Government departments, regulators and other relevant trade associations. The objectives of the Association are the promotion of technology and safe practice.

There are currently two categories of BCGA Membership designed to reflect the needs of the compressed gases industry. These are:

Full membership - this is for companies or individuals who have any practical involvement in the  manufacture, mixing, handling, sales, distribution, storage or transportation of industrial, medical or food related gases or equipment.

Associate membership - this is for companies or individuals who have no practical involvement as noted in Full membership, and is therefore for designers, consultants, training providers, academics, interested individuals, involved with the industry, or other associations.

Membership benefits

As a member you'll have free access to a wide variety of benefits and services to help you develop your company including;

  • Latest updates and the ability to influence oncoming regulation
  • Technical advice
  • Interaction with other members
  • Right to attend any TSC
  • Access to, and free download of, all BCGA publications (including those for members only)
  • BCGA Conference
  • Appropriate listings on BCGA website
  • Unwritten mark of esteem
  • Use of BCGA logo
  • And much more...

BCGA committees produce various publications including Codes of Practice, which are supported by the Health and Safety Executive. They also provide guidance on many aspects of the transport, storage and use of industrial gases.

Members of the Association also contribute to European and International standards-making and co-operate closely with international gases organisations such as EIGA (European Industrial Gases association). Such activities enable us not only to influence matters that affect the gases industry, but also to bring to Members' notice early warning of impending items of legislation that could have an influence on their operations.

Applying for membership

Becoming a BCGA member couldn't be easier.

Simply print off the membership application form using the link below, once completed and signed, please either email it to or post it back to us at: 4a Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8GX .

Find out more

If you have any questions regarding BCGA membership, then please don't hesitate to contact the BCGA offices.