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BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 16

18/04/2024 News

The carriage of gas static storage tanks by road. Revision 6: 2024 The transport on public roads of storage tanks, as well as other gaseous equipment, designed for use in a static location.  This code does not apply to tanks designed to comply with road transport Regulations. BCGA CP16 – The carriage of gas static […]

Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations – Amendment

17/04/2024 News

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has advised that the amendment to the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, Schedule 2, to allow, for equipment intended for the GB market and UKCA conformity assessment and marking, the certifying of personnel, materials, and material manufacturers’ quality assurance systems by a relevant body based either in […]

BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 43

15/04/2024 News

The safe filling of gas cylinders. Revision 2: 2024 The filling of gas cylinders is hazardous and subject to statutory controls. Cylinders have to be checked to ensure their integrity and that they are safe to fill. Filling has to be carried out at specially-equipped centres, with qualified staff using appropriate procedures. BCGA CP43 – […]

HSE Safety Notice: Forklift trucks fuelled with LPG

08/06/2023 News

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety notice after becoming aware of a number of fires on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered forklift trucks and other similar vehicles that have occurred during start-up. The build-up of deposits in fuel systems, particularly, the vaporiser units of LPG-powered vehicles, has led to a number […]

BCGA issue revision to Guidance Note 20

03/04/2024 News

Guidance for training providers. Revision 3: 2024 This document provides guidance to Training Providers on the provision of training services related to the safe use of gases and associated equipment. BCGA GN20 – Guidance for training providers. Revision 3: 2024 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of the website. 3 April 2024

CryoUsers Conference 2024

28/03/2024 News

The British Cryogenics Council has announced details of the CryoUsers Conference 2024, at the University of Leeds, on 2 to 4 September 2024. More details available at: https://bcryo.org.uk/cryousers-conference-2024 CryoUsers started over 30 years ago as a forum to bring together technicians operating helium liquefiers and helium recovery systems in universities and research establishments, to network […]

Bolted Joints: The End-To-End Lifecycle

18/03/2024 News

23 April 2024, Newcastle United Football Club IMechE Information The Institution of Mechanical Engineers warmly invites BCGA members and their colleagues to this upcoming technical seminar in Newcastle. Hosted by the IMechE’s Pressure Systems Group, this seminar will explore best practice and new developments in technology being applied across the lifecycle of bolted joints. This […]

BCGA welcomes landmark Nitrous Oxide case

26/02/2024 News

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has welcomed the first conviction under a new ban on Nitrous Oxide sales – but warned more needs to be done to protect young people. In a landmark case this month (Feb 2024) a man has been jailed for four months for possession and intent to supply Nitrous Oxide, […]