British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has created a new role to bolster the pioneering work undertaken by its technical committees.

BCGA’s 10 subcommittees – formed by experts within Association membership – will receive support from Emily Foster, who joins the industry body as Committees and Technical Executive.

An MChem graduate, Emily has an extensive background in technical development and regulatory affairs, including expertise in CLP, REACH and Biocidal Products Regulations.

BCGA – whose members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of approximately £2.7 billion – is renowned for its commitment to supporting stringent quality, safety and environmental measures across the industry. 

Key to this is the work of its technical subcommittee members, who volunteer their own expertise and insight to drive forward best practice in areas including Hydrogen and other gaseous fuels, chemistry, medical gases and transport.

Overseen by the BCGA’s Technical Committee and Jake Lake, BCGA’s Technical Manager, the subcommittees play a key role in developing the Association’s highly-regarded library of technical documents, including Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes.

These are used as a point of reference and referred to across the industry and in related sectors, both nationally and internationally. 

Emily said: “Members of BCGA operate in a highly regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards of integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers’ working environments. 

“BCGA also actively promotes safety practice through its publications and participates in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards.

“I am really enjoying getting into the detail of BCGA’s Code of Practices and Guidance Notes and it is quite clear how important these documents are to the industry.

“Members are great, supportive and extremely knowledgeable and I look forward to meeting more people across the industry at future events and meetings.”