BCGA shares ‘Invisible Industry’ expertise


A range of guidance is being made available for free download following moves by national trade body The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) to increase awareness and reinforce safety standards.

From June 1st, the UK membership body is making its extensive catalogue of information available under the ‘publications' tab on the BCGA website

Previously a charge was made to access much of the guidance, which includes codes of practice, guidance notes, technical reports and technical information sheets. Leaflets, safety alerts and industry information can also be found in this area of the website.

The move is part of an ongoing drive by the BCGA to increase awareness of compressed gases and share industry best practice.

Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of the BCGA, said: "The compressed gases sector is the UK's ‘invisible industry,' with industrial, medical and food gases playing a critical role in many aspects of life, underpinning a safe, successful and healthy nation.

"Members of BCGA operate in a highly-regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards of integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers' working environments.

"As a result of this approach, over the years we've built up a wide-range of information that is useful to a wide range of professionals and industries and is regularly updated.

"BCGA's mission is to ensure safety in the use, storage, transportation and handling of industrial, food and medical gases.

"Our respected publications are key to that and significant resources are deployed to bring each of our publications together.

"By making access to all this information easier than ever we are taking a significant step in sharing the thought leadership, expertise and knowledge of BCGA in handling and influencing safety."

As well as its publications, BCGA also actively promotes safety practice through its participation in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards.

1 June 2016

The original press release is dated 24 May 2016 and can be downloaded here.


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