New BCGA guide supports the safe transport of compressed gases

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced a new guide providing comprehensive advice on the key issues surrounding vehicular transportation in the industry.
Guidance Note 35 ‘Vehicle Selection and Transport Management' brings together for the first time key criteria and information of value to manufacturers, transport and freight operators alike.

It includes advice on vehicle selection, the recruitment, training and assessment of personnel, as well as the relevant elements relating to a transport management system associated with Class 2 dangerous goods.
A wealth of useful associated information, including a comprehensive listing of key contacts, agencies and organisations of relevance is also featured, signposting readers to further information in specific areas.

Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of BCGA, said: "GN35 is a completely new guidance document, which pulls together a wealth of information in to one place.
"The purpose of BCGA's Guidance Notes is to recommend good practice and give information for safe procedures in the fields of production, distribution and the application of gases, or for the use of gas equipment.
"They take account of overarching legislation and assist in ensuring compliance through the development of controls to improve industry standards.
"GN35 is an important addition to the wide range of respected documents already available providing information in accordance with these objectives."

All BCGA documents are available for free download from the BCGA's website within the publications area.

Mr Thornton added: "GN35 has been produced in accordance with BCGA's commitment to mission safety in the compressed gases industry.

"The compressed gases sector is the UK's ‘invisible industry,' with industrial, food and medical 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."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.

"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."

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.

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Notes To Editors - About BCGA

The ‘invisible industry' underpinning a safe, successful and healthy nation - industrial and medical gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day.

Industrial gases perform a wide-ranging role, supporting the manufacture of information technology, as well as key UK industrial sectors including steelmaking, refining, welding, chemical processing and electronics. They also help keep homes warm, water clean and food nutritious, appealing and affordable - while medical gases play a critical role in applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anaesthesia.

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is the UK membership body for this critical industry. With a commitment to stringent quality, safety and environmental measures, BCGA members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of £2.7 billion.

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.

BCGA promotes safety practice through its publications and also participates in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards.

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21 March 2018

 

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