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  • Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases
    when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 place a statutory requirement on employers to protect against risks from fire explosion and similar events arising from dangerous substances used or present in the workplace An explosive atmosphere is an accumulation of gas mist dust or vapour mixed with air which has the potential to catch fire or explode If you are using fuel gases propane acetylene hydrogen propylene etc you must Carry out a risk assessment of any work activities involving those gases Provide measures to eliminate or reduce risks as far as is reasonably practicable Provide equipment and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies Provide information and training to employees Classify places where explosive atmospheres may occur into zones and mark the zones where necessary Have you Reduced the quantity of dangerous substances used on site to a minimum Introduced leak test procedures to control gas releases at source Ensured that all gas control equipment is in good order and not leaking Implemented standard operating procedures to prevent the formation of an explosive

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/assess-the-potential-risks-when-using-fuel-gases/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Safe movement of cylinders, vessels and dewars
    Oxygen Deficiency The transportation of cylinders by road Venting relief valves Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 amended 2002 place a statutory duty on employers to Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling so far as is reasonably practicable Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can t be avoided and Reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling so far as is reasonably practicable Manual handling training should cover Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur How to carry out safe manual handling including good lifting technique Appropriate systems of work for the individual s tasks and environment Correct use of mechanical aids such as cylinder trolleys Practical training to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely We find many organisations have undertaken some form of manual handling training which on closer inspection does not include An understanding of gases and how cylinders operate The weights and dimensions of gas cylinders and cryogenic vessels How to

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/safe-movement-cylinders-vessels-dewars/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Safe use of pressure systems
    apply with respect to gases Risk Assessments Correct and Suitable Personal Protective Equipment PPE Provide and maintain safe work equipment Safe use of pressure systems Oxygen Deficiency The transportation of cylinders by road Venting relief valves Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars Safe use of pressure systems Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 place a statutory duty on employers to provide a safe workplace and safe work equipment pressure systems Employers have a requirement to Provide safe and suitable equipment Know the operating conditions of the pressure system Fit suitable protective devices and ensure they function properly Carry out suitable maintenance Make provision for appropriate training Ensure the pressure system has a Written Scheme of Examination WSE Ensure the system is being examined in accordance with the WSE Choose a competent person We offer a full service to help organisations comply with the PSSR 2000 legislation This includes the preparation of Written Schemes of Examination system testing and maintenance Click here to visit our dedicated pressure systems website The safe installation use and maintenance of pressure systems is vital for safety As this is the case

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/safe-use-pressure-systems/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Provide and maintain safe work equipment
    with respect to gases Risk Assessments Correct and Suitable Personal Protective Equipment PPE Provide and maintain safe work equipment Safe use of pressure systems Oxygen Deficiency The transportation of cylinders by road Venting relief valves Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars Provide and maintain safe work equipment The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 place a statutory requirement on employers to Look at all work equipment in use decide what can cause risks and how Consider what can be done to prevent and reduce these risks Check whether any of these measures are in place already Decide whether more needs to be done and if so do it Many things can cause a risk for example Using the wrong regulator on a gas cylinder Not fitting flashback arrestors to oxy fuel gas workstations Not providing the right practical based training for those using the equipment Not maintaining regulators and other gas control equipment in line with relevant Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes Not replacing regulators every five years or in line with manufacturers recommendations Not providing standard operating procedures on the use of cylinders and associated gas control equipment What can you do to reduce the risk Use the correct equipment for the gases required on site Make sure all gas control equipment in use is to the correct British European or International Standards Make sure all gas control equipment is regularly maintained in a safe condition Make sure all gas control equipment is replaced in line with recommendations Ensure standard operating procedures are in place covering the correct set up and use of single cylinders oxy fuel gas workstations and cryogenic vessels Ensure all operators are properly trained in the safe

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/provide-maintain-safe-work-equipment/ (2016-04-24)
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  • The transportation of cylinders by road
    when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars The transportation of cylinders by road The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations ADR 2009 place a statutory requirement on employers to protect everyone either directly involved with or who might become involved with such as members of the public or emergency services the carriage of dangerous goods by road The legislation covers all goods considered dangerous by ADR Any person transporting dangerous goods is responsible for knowing and complying with all the legal requirements concerning the entire load Depending on the quantity of cylinders being transported and their type loads may be subject either to the basic legal requirements or the full scope of the ADR regulations Everyone carrying gas cylinders in the course of their work in a vehicle must follow basic legal safety requirements The requirements of ADR do not apply When private individuals carry dangerous goods which are packaged for retail sale and are intended for personal use When dangerous goods are carried only incidentally to the enterprise s main activity e g a plumber carrying propane on his way to a job or an engineer taking refrigerant gas to

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/the-transportation-of-cylinders-by-road/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Venting relief valves
    Gases What regulations apply with respect to gases Risk Assessments Correct and Suitable Personal Protective Equipment PPE Provide and maintain safe work equipment Safe use of pressure systems Oxygen Deficiency The transportation of cylinders by road Venting relief valves Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars Venting relief valves The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 place a statutory duty on employers to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work They require an employer to Assess the risk to their employees from noise at work Take action to reduce the noise exposure that produces those risks Provide their employees with hearing protection if they cannot reduce the noise exposure by using other methods Make sure the legal limits on noise exposure are not exceeded Provide their employees with information instruction and appropriate training Carry out health surveillance where there is a risk to health Have you assessed the noise hazards when venting cryogenic vessels Do you have operators cracking cylinder valves prior to fitting regulators Our workshops enable operators to be aware of the hazard posed by noise

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/venting-relief-valves/ (2016-04-24)
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  • What regulations apply - with respect to gases
    safe work equipment Safe use of pressure systems Oxygen Deficiency The transportation of cylinders by road Venting relief valves Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars What regulations apply with respect to gases We have prepared a brief overview relating to each of the key regulations that apply when using gases Please click on the links on the left for more information Risk Assessments The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Correct and suitable PPE Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2002 Provide and maintain safe work equipment Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 amended 2002 Venting relief valves Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Assess the potential risks from gases Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 Assess the risks when using fuel gases Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 The transportation of cylinders by road Carriage of Dangerous Goods ADR 2009 Oxygen deficiency Confined Space Regulations 1997 Safe use of pressure systems i e Cryogenic vessels or manifold systems Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/regulations-apply-respect-gases/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Employers Legal obligations With Respect to Gases
    Oxygen Deficiency The transportation of cylinders by road Venting relief valves Assess the potential risks when using fuel gases Assess the potential risks from gases Safe movement of cylinders vessels and dewars Employers Legal obligations With Respect to Gases The law Health And Safety At Work Act 1974 etc requires you to provide whatever training instruction and information is needed to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety of your employees In general your duties as an employer include providing whatever initial and refresher training is required to ensure your staff remain safe in the duties they perform assessing the risks to health and safety on site making arrangements for implementing the health and safety measures identified as being necessary by the assessment recording the significant findings of the risk assessment if you have over five employees and the arrangements for health and safety measures providing standard operating procedures to cover all gas operations setting up emergency procedures making sure that work equipment such as a gas regulator is suitable for its intended use so far as health and safety is concerned and that it is properly maintained and used preventing or adequately controlling exposure to

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/legal-obligations/employers-legal-obligations-respect-gases/ (2016-04-24)
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