The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced an extensive catalogue of health and safety information for those responsible for using industrial, food and medical gases in educational environments.

The information includes codes of practice, guidance notes, technical reports and technical information sheets, as well as leaflets, safety alerts and industry information.

Doug Thornton, CEO of the BCGA, said, “Our mission is to ensure safety in the use, storage, transportation and handling of gases, and the respected publications we produce are key to that.”

He continued, “Industrial, food and medical gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day and they play an important role in education, in both applied and research areas. It is vitally important they are used correctly.”

Thornton explains that the main areas for the education sector to consider include gas storage, distribution across the site, safe working practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and maintenance, and competency training.

The catalogue of information is available for free download from the association’s website.

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