To promote safety and compliance for the transportation, storage, handling and use of industrial, food and medical gases the BCGA provide a range of publications providing safety information and advice on best practice, as well as guidance on associated legal requirements within the UK. 

All publications are available electronically and can be downloaded for free.

Publications include:

Click here for a complete list of publications available to the general public.

BCGA publications are produced by and for the gases industry, but many are also used by their customers. As BCGA also involve and keep informed government bodies, Competent Authorities and Regulators, such as the Department for Transport and the national Environment Agencies, during the development of these publications they are generally accepted as being an appropriate and safe way of working. As such, they give positive examples of best practice and are recognised for this by the enforcement agencies, such as the Health and Safety Executive. It should be noted that in the event of any legal action, either criminal or civil, the courts are likely to use BCGA documents as a measure of what may be reasonably practicable.

All publications are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

BCGA members have access to additional publications which are available in the members area

Exceptionally, if a printed (hard copy) of a document is required, a charge is made. For printed documents contact the BCGA office.

Please note: Printed copies of a publication can take a minimum of 5 working days to be delivered.

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If you have any questions or comments on BCGA publications contact the BCGA office.


BCGA encourages our members and other users to download and  share our publications as complete documents.  This ensures that the  information provided is used in the context that is intended.

© BCGA retains the  intellectual property rights (copyright) on all its publications. All rights  reserved. No part of our publications may be reproduced without the express  permission of BCGA. 

If you have any queries contact the BCGA  office.