New safety guidance for laboratory/scientific/academic/industrial environments launched


The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has provided new safety guidance aimed at laboratory, scientific, academic and industrial environments using compressed gases.

The national trade body has produced the code of practice ‘CP47 The Safe Use of Individual Portable or Mobile Cylinder Gas Supply Equipment’ to give a comprehensive overview of the major safety factors.

It features guidance on the safe use, examination, inspection and maintenance of individual gas supply equipment controlled by a single cylinder mounted regulator. Subjects covered include legislation and examination procedures, as well as an overview of the associated equipment, handling and storage.

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