Best Practice Guidance
British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) Guidance Notes
This Guidance Note aims to provide guidance and an overview of the UK gases industry’s current practices to prevent and detect internal corrosion of gas cylinders.
This document is a catalogue of marks stamped by members of BCGA on gas containers (cylinders and drum tanks) after re-test.
This document defines the principles of safe practice for the storage of gas cylinders and bundles. It promotes the use of an external store, in a secure location, with good natural ventilation and away from any sources of ignition.
BCGA Code of Practice 44: The Storage of Gas Cylinders 2016
This Guidance Note provides a short summary of the duties of employers and employees under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, SI 1992 No. 2793, (1) as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002, SI 2002 No. 2174 (2) with regard to the handling of gas cylinders by users.
This Guidance Note has been prepared by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) to provide guidance on the safe use of individual cylinder gas supplies, the gas being controlled by a single cylinder mounted regulator.
Further guidance notes are available from the British Compressed Gasses Association (BCGA) website.