BCGA collaborates with UK Steel on new safety guidance


Comprehensive safety guidance for the steel production industry has been produced by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA).

BCGA has consulted with UK Steel, the trade body for the nation’s steel industry, to produce Guidance Note 34 ‘The Safe Use of Gases In The Steel Industry.’

Offering advice on the use of externally supplied gases at steel production sites, the 23-page document includes information on safe and appropriate storage, handling, use and gas quality, as well as appropriate ancillary equipment.

Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of BCGA, said, “There are many uses for gases in the steel industry, both in steelmaking and for downstream steel processors. Providing they are stored, handled and used responsibly, gases in these environments are a valuable resource and safe to use.”

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