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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SA1 The hazards of using incompatible regulators with acetylene. Revision 1: 2021

09/08/2021 Safety Alerts SA1

Incidents have occurred where unsuitable regulators have been used with acetylene gas. This has the potential to cause an explosion due to incorrect pressure or incompatible materials. This Safety Alert highlights the problem and provides advice on choosing a correct regulator.

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SA2 Hydrogen and oxygen flames generated from electrolysis of water – Safety devices: 2019

27/11/2019 Safety Alerts SA2

Equipment designed to generate gases, which results in a flammable gas mixture being created for the purpose of being ignited, is required to have appropriate safety devices fitted to protect the gas source and to provide safety for the operator. This Safety Alert highlights the requirements for the fitting of a suitable flame arrestor.

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SA3 Welding fumes: 2021

14/09/2021 Safety Alerts SA3

Highlights the hazards from welding fume. It explains the hazard and recommends safe behavior through identifying suitable safety information, appropriate engineering controls and the use of personal protective equipment to manage any residual risk.

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