To promote safety and compliance for the use, storage, transportation and handling of industrial 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. As BCGA also involve and keep informed government bodies 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 publication currently listed is available, complete with a synopsis and, where applicable, a price.

Many of the BCGA's publications can be downloaded for free. However there is a charge for Codes of Practice. This can be paid by using a secure online payment system or by arrangement with the staff at the BCGA office.

Please note:
For hard copies of a Codes of Practice, or any other publication, it can take a minimum of 5 working days to be delivered.

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.

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