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  • RoSPA Approval for Gas Safe Workshops
    am One of the key considerations for any organisation wishing to undertake safety training will be How do we know that the material being delivered by the training provider is technically correct It is vital that training providers are able to give the market assurances that their training materials have been independently evaluated and approved backed up by detailed lesson plans and tutor s notes and delivered by Industry Professionals We are proud to announce that all training materials contained within our Industrial Gases Laboratory Gases and Cryogenic Liquids workshops are now RoSPA Approved This approval provides organisations with the necessary assurances that the training they receive from Gas Safe has been independently audited and approved by the UK s major safety body As members of the BCGA British Compressed Gases Association we play an active role in the safety processes that produce Codes of Practice Guidance Notes and Technical Information Sheets for the gases industry We will continue to ensure that the training we deliver not only meets our customer s needs but is also technically correct relevant and highly professional Click here to read more about RoSPA News Archive September 2015 2 April 2015 2 March 2015 1

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/news/rospa-approval-for-gas-safe-workshops/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Cryogenic Nitrogen in Molecular Cooking - EIGA Safety Information
    valves What regulations apply Your Legal obligations News Contact Us Home News Press Releases Cryogenic Nitrogen in Molecular Cooking EIGA Safety Information Cryogenic Nitrogen in Molecular Cooking EIGA Safety Information 9th October 2012 12 00 am The use of liquid nitrogen in molecular cooking at restaurants exhibitions trade fairs and other related events is growing and you can often watch food being prepared using the cryogenic temperatures This is an event intended for spectators but often the safety measures taken are inadequate and fail to properly control the risks to both the chef and possible spectators The Safety Advisory Council of EIGA SAC has received a report of an accident in connection with molecular cooking that resulted in severe injuries to a trainee chef SAC wants to inform potential users about the hazards of using cryogenic liquids at extreme subzero temperatures for cooking demonstrations and has therefore prepared this safety information sheet Click here to read full article News Archive September 2015 2 April 2015 2 March 2015 1 February 2015 1 November 2014 1 October 2014 1 March 2014 3 September 2013 1 April 2013 1 March 2013 1 February 2013 1 October 2012 6 May 2012 1 March

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  • Local Enforcement Officers - Training Day
    non compliance for organisations Our work with various branches of the Chartered Institute of Environment Health has identified that whilst local enforcement officers are fully briefed on standard safety issues compressed gas safety is viewed as a niche area and one that is often overlooked The Buckinghamshire Branch identified a need for their inspectors to improve their knowledge of gas safety and in partnership with ourselves recently organised a training day which focussed on practical elements essential when inspections are undertaken The session undertaken in Milton Keynes was attended by 150 local authority inspectors from across the Midlands and the South East It focussed on gas safety within the drinks dispense industry compliance issues within mobile catering and practical fault finding on oxy fuel gas equipment As well as hands on experience the delegates also received a comprehensive workbook that included detailed audit sheets that will assist an inspector when visiting an organisation where compressed gases are used The day was organised by John Rasell a Senior Environmental Officer within Milton Keynes Council Feedback from John after the session was Gas Safe are able to assist both public and private sector organisations with specific practical training needs If you believe

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  • Refresher Workshops - Update
    News Press Releases Refresher Workshops Update Refresher Workshops Update 7th October 2012 12 00 am Nothing stays the same this is certainly true within the gases industry New Codes of Practice are written and published others are updated and the gas suppliers constantly introduce new products and services into the market place At Gas Safe we are constantly updating our workshops to ensure that they are both technically accurate and provide delegates with an enjoyable training experience Having undertaken numerous photoshoots we have recently updated all of our Refresher Workshop material These workshops are designed for delegates who have previously attended one of our safety awareness workshops and focus not only on the basic elements of gas safety but also on encouraging delegates to work together pool their knowledge and find answers to questions regarding gas safety If you or other members of your organisation have previously attended one of our awareness sessions and you d like to discuss our new refresher workshops then please contact us on 01270 758890 News Archive September 2015 2 April 2015 2 March 2015 1 February 2015 1 November 2014 1 October 2014 1 March 2014 3 September 2013 1 April 2013 1 March

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  • New Liquid Nitrogen Decanting Workbook
    by our clients The opportunity to see at first hand how to safely set up a compressed gas system or decant liquid nitrogen is invaluable to delegates For many years we have worked closely with Bob Banks at Animation Studio Bob set up Animation Studio Ltd in 1988 and since then has worked for many of the UK s top companies producing TV commercials corporate and training videos Bob has assisted us in producing numerous DVDs for a number of our clients With his experience in graphics we have reviewed and revised our Liquid Nitrogen Decanting Workbook The document now not only contains a generic Standard Operating Procedure on how to safely decant from a low pressure vessel into a working flask but also includes a team exercise that utilises the new images produced by Bob Few training organisations spend as much time effort and money on the development of high class training materials as Gas Safe We are at the forefront of gas safety training in the UK and Europe and continue to strive to give our clients a high class professional training experience If practical training with liquid nitrogen would benefit your organisation please contact us to discuss

    Original URL path: https://www.gassafeconsultants.co.uk/news/new-liquid-nitrogen-decanting-workbook/ (2016-04-24)
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  • BCGA Model risk assessment for the safe use of liquid nitrogen dewars
    dewars 12th May 2012 12 00 am A Model Risk Assessment intended to support BCGA Code of Practice 30 and which provides a structured approach for employers and employees to evaluate related workplace hazards Included are a series of tabulated risk assessment documents which address the main aspects of the storage handling use and transportation of liquid nitrogen in dewars Download document as a PDF here News Archive September 2015

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  • Alert advising on storage of gas cylinders in vehicles
    or falling over ユ cylinders cannot be struck by other objects eg loose tools and materials ユ cylinders are always removed from the vehicle before the gas is used ユ at least one 10B dry powder fire extinguisher is fitted in the driver s cabin Open type vehicles Open type vehicles have cargo areas open to the air with unrestricted ventilation The cargo areas of some open type vehicles with sides eg utility vehicles can potentially retain escaped gas This is due to escaped gas flowing to and accumulating in low enclosed and poorly ventilated areas If you are not sure if your cargo area may allow gas to accumulate assume it can until a competent person determines otherwise The cargo area should be assessed by a competent person for its potential to retain gas and to identify the likely areas where gas could accumulate Consider installing vents in these areas Closed type vehicles Closed type vehicles are vans utilities and other vehicles that have cargo areas with restricted natural air movement and ventilation This includes vehicles where gas cylinders are stored under canopies inside service bodies or toolboxes and vehicles where cylinders are covered by tarps or tonneau covers If you cannot avoid using a closed type vehicle it should be fitted with a separate gas storage cabinet that is vapour tight from the rest of the vehicle The gas cabinet must be secured to the vehicle and be big enough to store all cylinders carried in the vehicle including empty cylinders It must be designed to ensure gas from leaking cylinders cannot accumulate inside the cabinet but is vented to the atmosphere outside the vehicle The cabinet door must be securely sealed whenever cylinders are stored in the cabinet The cabinet must have ユ one or more permanent

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  • Businesses to pay penalties for safety failures
    month the HSE could start recovering its costs from employers who are found to be breaching health and safety laws Although the HSE is clear that this does not impose any new requirements on businesses it has serious financial implications for those companies who are found to have been negligent The proposals which have already been agreed in principle by the government would mean that from April 2012 the HSE could charge up to L133 per hour for their inspector s time This will only apply in cases where a breach is found モNo areas of industry will be exempted from maintaining good standards of health and safety ヤ says the Executive but there will be a particular focus on inspections in high risk sectors Construction crackdown More than 3 000 construction sites have been visited by the HSE in a crackdown on one of the UK s most dangerous industries According to accident and injury statistics 2 998 construction workers were seriously injured within a 12 month period in 2010 2011 41 employees were the victim of fatal accidents Determined to reduce this figure the HSE has increased the number of construction site inspections particularly within the area of refurbishment projects Refurbishment projects are seen as particularly high risk due to hidden dangers they are often undertaken by small to medium sized companies prompting the Red Cross to remind contractors that no matter the size of your business you make sure that your safety procedures are up to date and that if an accident does happen you are well equipped to respond Free health and safety advice is available from our SME Knowledge Zone and from the Health and Safety Executive website Download HSE Leaflet on Fee for intervention here Thursday 22nd March 2012 Newsletter News Archive September 2015

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