To promote safety and compliance for the transportation, storage, handling and use of industrial, food and medical gases the BCGA provide a range of publications providing safety information and advice on best practice, as well as guidance on associated legal requirements within the UK. These include:

BCGA publications are produced by and for the gas industry, but many are also intended for use by their customers. As BCGA also involve and keep informed government bodies, Competent Authorities and Regulators, such as the Department for Transport and the national Environment Agencies, during the development of these publications they are generally accepted as being an appropriate and safe way of working. As such, they give positive examples of best practice and are recognised for this by the enforcement agencies, such as the Health and Safety Executive. It should be noted that in the event of any legal action, either criminal or civil, the courts are likely to use BCGA documents as a measure of what may be reasonably practicable.

All publications are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Use the side or the above menu to search for the type of document you require. Each BCGA document is listed by title and has a synopsis.


All the BCGA publications currently listed are available to the general public as an electronic download and can be downloaded free of charge.

Exceptionally, where a printed (hard copy) of a document is required, a charge is made. This can be purchased by contacting the BCGA office.

Please note: Printed copies of a publication can take a minimum of 5 working days to be delivered

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If you have any questions or comments on BCGA publications contact the BCGA office.

BCGA members have access to additional publications and are able to download all publications for free in the members area.

Click here for a complete list of publications available to the general public.


© BCGA retains the intellectual property rights (copyright) on all its publications. All rights reserved. No part of our publications may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, without permission from BCGA. Codes of Practice Guidance Notes, Technical Reports, Technical Information Sheets, Leaflets and Safety Alerts may be freely reproduced, except for advertising, endorsement or commercial purposes. Please acknowledge the source as the British Compressed Gases Association. If you have any queries contact the BCGA office.