PRESS RELEASE: BCGA updates beverage dispense safety guidance

National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association has updated its guidance on the safe filling of gas cylinders for beverage dispense.
The Association has revised its Code of Practice 32, ‘The Safe Filling of Food Gas cylinders for Beverage Dispense,' to provide the latest advice on the subject.
The 30-page document includes information on safe filling practices, cylinder identification, handling, corrosion prevention and product quality.

Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of the BCGA, said: "The safety standards laid down in the Code of Practice are the minimum for safe working practice and the importance of the skill and competence of operators, supervisors and managerial staff is stressed." CP32 also highlights the legal requirement for any premises that fill gas cylinders for use with food or beverages to register with their local authorities.

This is the third revision of CP32 and the latest version can be downloaded from the publications area of the BCGA website


Note to Editors

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.

Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR - 01335 368020

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