Publications

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. BCGA’s Mission is to promote safety in the use, storage, transportation and handling of industrial, food and medical gases.

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, available electronically and can be downloaded for free. Selected publications are only available to BCGA members; please login to gain access. To view a full list of all available BCGA publications click here.

In exceptional circumstances where a printed (hard copy) of a document is required, a charge will be made. If you require a printed document, please 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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PP02 Recommendation for environmental guidelines to permit hydrogen plants producing up to 2 tonnes per day. 2018

24/10/2018 Position Papers PP02

Hydrogen production, at any scale, requires a permit under legislation. This Position Paper will be used by BCGA to discuss with the Regulatory Authorities a more practical approach to permitting where hydrogen production is only at a scale of up to 2 tonnes per day.

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PP03 The case for the mandatory fitting of residual pressure valves to gas cylinders containing carbon dioxide. 2020

02/11/2020 Position Papers PP03

Steel cylinders are commonly used to contain carbon dioxide. The fitment of a residual pressure valve acts as a safety device which stops the backflow of moisture and other contaminants, preventing internal corrosion taking place. This Position Paper will be used by BCGA to discuss with the Authorities the mandatory fitting of residual pressure valves to steel cylinders containing carbon dioxide.

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PP04 The use of atmospheric monitoring equipment at authorised testing facilities. 2019

17/10/2019 Position Papers PP04

An authorised testing facility (ATF) tests large vehicles that may contain dangerous goods. The Operator of each ATF is required to provide suitable safety equipment, for example, for atmospheric monitoring. This Position Paper will be used by BCGA to discuss with the Authorities our belief that the ATF Operator is responsible for providing appropriate safety equipment.

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