PRESS RELEASE: BCGA adds 100th document to information library

National trade body The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has added the 100th guidance document to its comprehensive reference library.

The Association has broken through the landmark figure with the publication of the Technical Information Sheet 46, ‘Transportable Gas Cylinders - Valve Life.'

BCGA provides a wealth of information on how to safely use, store, transport and handle industrial, medical and food gases - with documents of interest to a wide-range of sectors where gases are used, including manufacturing, education and campus, automotive, food and drink, welding, healthcare and facilities management, as well as transport and logistics.

All documents can be accessed free of charge through the publications area of the BCGA website www.bcga.co.uk

The information is produced through BCGA bringing together industry expertise from across its membership and other sources, all overseen by its specialist technical sub-committees.

BCGA CEO Doug Thornton added: "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.
"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.

All documents can be accessed through the publications area of the BCGA website www.bcga.co.uk

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Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR - jane@shepherd-pr.com 01335 368020

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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04/2019

 

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