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BCGA issue revision to Technical Information Sheet 29

13/10/2023 News

Oxy-fuel equipment. Selection and assembly. Revision 1: 2023 A summary of the requirements for selecting and assembling oxy-fuel gas equipment which supports the requirements of BCGA Code of Practice 7. BCGA TIS29 Oxy-fuel equipment. Selection and assembly. Revision 1: 2023 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of the website. 13 October 2023

BCGA issue revision to Technical Information Sheet 10

12/10/2023 News

ISO 5145 valve outlet connections. Effect on cylinder equipment. Revision 4: 2023 Provides advice on valve outlet connections listed within BS 341 and their relationship with ISO 5145. BCGA TIS10 ISO 5145 valve outlet connections. Effect on cylinder equipment. Revision 4: 2023 can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area of the website. 12 October […]

BCGA issue new Code of Practice 50

10/10/2023 News

The carriage of gas cylinders on vehicles. Provides guidance on safely transporting gas cylinders in compliance with UK Legislation, it includes a method for calculating the threshold quantity for a small load exemption where only small quantities of gas cylinders are carried. BCGA CP50 The carriage of gas cylinders on vehicles. can be downloaded free […]

BCGA issue new Code of Practice 52

09/10/2023 News

The management of risks from gases in the workplace. Identifies hazards from the use and the potential for the escape, leak or accumulation of gases into the workplace and the associated risks.  It provides guidance for risk assessment and appropriate mitigation measures.  BCGA CP52 The management of risks from gases in the workplace can be […]

BCGA issue revision to Code of Practice 5

06/10/2023 News

Gas supply and distribution systems – Acetylene. Revision 4: 2023 Provides the minimum safety practices and principles for the selection and assembly of pressure equipment to control and distribute acetylene gas.  Details the requirements for the design, installation, testing, commissioning and handover of a pressure system.  It sets out the roles and responsibilities of the […]

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BCGA produces guidance to address oxygen supply concerns

31/08/2023 News

National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced guidance on the correct process to select authorised, licensed medical gas cylinder suppliers. The BCGA’s specialist subcommittee for medical gases, TSC7, has drawn up the information to support a recall from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), over falsified medical oxygen. Available […]

BCGA issue new Technical Information Sheet 50

22/08/2023 News

Security of facilities where medical gases may be present.2023 Provides advice on the management of security at facilities where a medical gas may be present.  It is intended for those in management control of such facilities. BCGA TIS50 Security of facilities where medical gases may be present can be downloaded free of charge from the publications area […]

BCGA issue new Leaflet 22

18/08/2023 News

Medical gases. Selecting a medical gas cylinder supplier. 2023 Gases for medicinal use must comply with medical Regulations.  Their manufacture and supply is regulated and only Gas Suppliers who have the appropriate authorisations can manufacture and then supply medicinal gases in cylinders.  This Leaflet sets out the basic steps to be followed to check you […]