Two representatives from British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) member companies have been appointed to crucial standardisation roles, which feature a global remit to ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Dr. Warren Hepples of Luxfer Gas Cylinders has been appointed Chair of ISO/TC 58, the international standards committee for gas cylinders, their fittings and characteristics.

Simon Davies of Arrowhead Industrial Services, a fellow BCGA member company, has been appointed the new Chair of SC3.

Dr. Hepples, who replaces Dr. Chris Jubb following his retirement from the role, will hold the post of Chair for the next six years, with an option of a further three years.

He will be supported by Jake Lake, BCGA’s Technical Manager, who is Secretary of the ISO/TC 58 committee.

Doug Thornton, CEO of the BCGA, said, “We are delighted to see the appointment of Dr. Hepples as Chair of this key ISO committee and Mr Davies as Chair of one of its sub-committees.

“It is a fitting accolade to Dr. Hepples that the globally recognised experts he will lead in this new role have entrusted him with the job and we wish him all success in furthering the work of ISO TC58.’’

Thornton added, “BCGA’s mission is to ensure safety in their use, storage, transportation and handling, so actively promoting safety practice by participating in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards is a crucial role for us.”

Dr Warren Hepples, who has been appointed as the new Chair of the ISO/TC 58 committee, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Mme Blandine Garcia, of the ISO Central Secretariat, for his contribution to standards.

Dr Warren Hepples, who has been appointed as the new Chair of the ISO/TC 58 committee, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Mme Blandine Garcia, of the ISO Central Secretariat, for his contribution to standards.

ISO/TC 58 and its subcommittees has published 97 separate standards to date and has strong global support with 28 participating countries and 42 observing countries.