The information contained in TIS 3 has been incorporated into BCGA CP 7, Revision 7, Corrigendum 1: 2017.
You can download Code of Practice 7 here:
An explanation of the content of a typical gas cylinder label and a guide to the colour codes used on gas cylinders.Go To Download Page
Information and safety advice on all aspects of handling and using solid carbon dioxide (dry ice).Go To Download Page
This document is obsolete and has been replaced by Leaflet 17, Information for customers collecting gas cylinders.
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A safety checklist for those who purchase gas cylinders containing food quality gases for beverage dispense and/or manage those cylinders in the cellar.Go To Download Page
Provides advice on valve outlet connections listed within BS 341 and their relationship with ISO 5145.Go To Download Page
This document is obsolete and has been replaced by Leaflet 18, Information for customers handling gas cylinders. You can download Leaflet 18 below.Go To Download Page
Decanting gases is a specialist activity requiring competent people with the appropriate expertise and suitable equipment. Getting it wrong carries a risk of fatality, serious personal injury, property damage or affecting the quality of the end product. This document provides guidance on which regulations are to be followed and the hazards involved.Go To Download Page
This document has been withdrawn, refer to Code of Practice 7, The safe use of oxy-fuel gas equipment (individual portable or mobile cylinder supply).
Cylinders containing corrosive gas are perfectly safe when handled and stored appropriately. This document provides guidance on the safe storage of cylinders containing corrosive gases at the users' premises.Go To Download Page
This document has been withdrawn, refer to Guidance Note 3, Gas cylinder – Manual handling operations.
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Manufacturers & suppliers use various systems to identify the date at which certain items will require replacement or refurbishment. This document identifies the marking system employed by some BCGA members.Go To Download Page
This document sets out the BCGA policy for the colours used on a medical gas cylinder, for both the body and the shoulder, to differentiate medical gases from other gases and to assist in the identification of the gas within. It then details the conversion program to implement the changes required.Go To Download Page
This document details the BCGA policy, agreed with the MHRA, on rationalising the number of different valve outlets available for medical gases to minimise the risk of administering the wrong gas to a patient and discusses the conversion program in place to implement the changes required.Go To Download Page
Technical Information Sheet 22 (TIS 22) provides a recommended procedure for safely connecting gas cylinders to equipment.Go To Download Page
BCGA allow a revalidation, in lieu of an internal examination, of static cryogenic liquid storage vessels to be carried out. This document sets out the rationale and evidence in support of this policy.Go To Download Page
BCGA, working with the HSE and other stakeholders, has published this safety alert to highlight the hazards from welding fume. It explains the hazard and encourages correct behaviour and the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
This publication has been replaced by Safety Alert 3, Welding Fumes.
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This document has been withdrawn, refer to Technical Information Sheet 49, Risk assessment considerations for activities involving compressed gas cylinders within the workplaceGo To Download Page
Provides guidance when carrying out a risk assessment on the specific hazards associated with using dewars containing liquid nitrogen.Go To Download Page
Non-refillable cylinders are widely used. They have similar hazards to other types of gas cylinders and are required to comply with the appropriate legislation and standards, as well as undergoing conformity assessment. Once empty they must not be refilled and must be disposed of responsibly.Go To Download Page
A summary of the requirements for selecting and assembling oxy-fuel gas equipment which supports the requirements of BCGA Code of Practice 7.Go To Download Page
There are safety issues where controlled workplace atmospheres are in use, for example, ‘Hypoxic air' fire suppression systems, where lower than normal oxygen levels are present. This Technical Information Sheet provides advice and guidance to installers and premise owners where these systems are, or are about to be, fitted, for the safety of those who are required to access such spaces.Go To Download Page
Highlights changes made to the classification of some gas mixtures under the scope of ISO 10156 and identifies the significant actions to be carried out by the gas supplier and the gas user.Go To Download Page
This document provides technical information on the different properties of acetylene and propane to help the user make an informed choice when choosing a fuel gas for welding, cutting and allied processes.Go To Download Page
Some medical gas cylinders integrate pressure regulators within the cylinder valve. TIS 36 provides advice on the safe handling and use of such cylinders.Go To Download Page
Details the requirement to keep medical gas cylinders clean and covers the methods used to either clean the external surface or to return a cylinder in protective packaging. It does not address the internal condition of a gas container or the quality of the gas within.Go To Download Page
Provides information on the different methods available to safely carry out the movement of gas cylinders and bundles.Go To Download Page
Details both the practical and scientific justification for a concession allowed by the medical regulatory authorities for the retrospective release by a qualified person (QP) of bulk medical liquid oxygen.Go To Download Page
Addresses the safety concerns for personnel at a crime scene where gas cylinders are present, and which may have also been used during the crime. It provides advice on staying safe when approaching and handling gas cylinders, as well as points of contact with industry experts. It will be of particular interest to Police and other law enforcement agencies.Go To Download Page
Provides information on the use of recovery cylinders for the return of waste ozone depleting substances, fluorinated gases and anhydrous ammonia either for preparation for re-use or for disposal, and identifies the appropriate environmental waste duty of care process.Go To Download Page
This document is obsolete and has been withdrawn. For information on data integrity, refer to BCGA GN 37Go To Download Page
Filling cylinders has to be carried out at specially equipped centres, with qualified staff, using appropriate procedures. This document contains a checklist which can be used to assist in an audit of a cylinder filling facility.Go To Download Page
Human factors influence behaviour at work in a way that could affect health and safety. This document focuses on human factors whilst at work within the gases industry.Go To Download Page
Vehicle crews are required to work outdoors in all weather conditions. This document provides guidance on the weather conditions that may be encountered and advice on the risk assessment and subsequent control measures that may be necessary.Go To Download Page
Gas cylinder valves are initially allocated a life by the manufacturer. Valves are marked with a date. This document provides guidance on managing the service life of a valve.Go To Download Page
Many members employ the services of security guards to protect their sites, assets and people. This publication provides guidance on the selection and operational use of security guards and security services as well the responsibilities of those involved in the management of security guards.Go To Download Page
Gas cylinders and associated equipment require safe and secure storage. Provides guidance to enhance security where cages are used to store gas equipment.Go To Download Page
The handling, storage and use of gas cylinders is potentially hazardous and requires suitable and sufficient risk assessment. This document assists in the risk assessment process, providing information on the hazards associated with gases and gas cylinders.Go To Download Page
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.Go To Download Page
Details the process of choosing and fitting a valve so that it is compatible with both the gas cylinder and the gas it contains.Go To Download Page