Technical Information Sheets (TIS)

TIS16
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The storage of gas cylinders containing corrosive gas at users' premises. Revision 1: 2014

Cylinders containing corrosive gas are perfectly safe when handled and stored appropriately. This document provides guidance on the safe storage of cylinders containing corrosive gases at the users’ premises.

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TIS17
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Model risk assessment for the manual handling of gas cylinders. Revision 1: 2016

A Model Risk Assessment supporting BCGA Guidance Note 3 and which assists users to identify and manage the safety hazards associated with the manual handling of gas cylinders.

A copy is also provided in a format that allows the user to modify the contents to suit their specific needs. See TIS 17 Excel publication.

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TIS17-XL
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Model risk assessment for the manual handling of gas cylinders (excel publication). Revision 1: 2016.

The model risk assessment is available to download in an Excel Spreadsheet format.

Where this document is downloaded as an Excel Spreadsheet the user has the option of amending the contents and, as such, it is beyond the direct control of the BCGA.  In this situation the user takes full responsibility for the contents of the document.

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TIS18
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Gas equipment inspection/replacement date marking. Revision 2: 2013

Manufacturers & suppliers use various systems of date marking or inspection / replacement stamps to identify the age of industrial gas equipment. This can cause confusion and make it difficult to establish the age of equipment. This document identifies the marking system employed by some BCGA members. This assists users in complying with the maintenance requirements of various BCGA documents.

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TIS19
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Refurbishment of components used with compressed gases for welding, cutting and related processes. Revision 1: 2015

Sets out the BCGA policy for no longer supporting the refurbishment of components used with compressed gases for welding, cutting and related processes.

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TIS20
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Medical gas cylinders. BCGA policy statement on colour coding. Revision 1: 2013

This document sets out the BCGA policy for the colours used to paint a medical gas cylinder, for both the body and the shoulder, to assist in the identification of the gas within, and discuses the conversion program in place to implement the changes required.

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TIS21
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Medical gas cylinders. BCGA policy statement on valve outlets. Revision 1: 2013

This document details the BCGA policy, agreed with the MHRA, on rationalising the number of different valve outlets available for medical gases to minimise the risk of administering the wrong gas to a patient and discusses the conversion program in place to implement the changes required.

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TIS22
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Connecting Gas Cylinders. Revision 1. 2016

Technical Information Sheet 22 (TIS 22) provides a recommended procedure for safely connecting gas cylinders to equipment

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TIS23
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BCGA Policy regarding internal examination and proof pressure testing of static cryogenic liquid storage tanks. 2012

This document is provided to supplement BCGA CP 39, Module 1 and details the BCGA policy on the internal examination and proof pressure testing of static cryogenic storage vessels with the rationale and evidence in support this position.

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TIS24
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Welding Fumes – Safety Alert. Revision 1: 2013

BCGA, working with the HSE and other stakeholders, has published this safety alert to highlight the hazards from welding fume. It explains the hazard and encourages correct behaviour and the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

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