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Importance of gas compliancy in education stressed by BCGA

06 July 2017

Those responsible for the use of industrial, food and medical gases within the education environment are being reminded of the need to comply with a range of health and safety requirements by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA).

Due to the diverse use of gas on campuses, the association reminds users that this requires a broad range of safety awareness and appropriate levels of training for all those involved.

Compliancy has been identified as one of the most important areas for FMs by the PFM Editorial Advisory Board, with health and safety requirements a major factor within this.

Important aspects to consider for safe use of gas include storage, distribution, safe working practices, PPE, testing, maintenance and competency training, says the BCGA.

In order to further support those using gas on site, the association has removed the charges that previously applied to its range of advisory information and these are now available for download free of charge.

Chief executive Doug Thornton said the BCGA's publications are a key element of fulfilling its mission for the safe handling of gases.

"Significant resources are deployed to bring each of our publications together and they provide an invaluable resource for the campus community," he said.

"Industrial, food and medical gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day and they play an important role in education, in both applied and research areas.

"It is vitally important they are used correctly," said Mr Thornton.

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