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Welding Fume Control

5 March, 2019
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Safety Alert from the HSE The Workplace Health Expert Committee has endorsed the reclassification of mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen. This is because there is new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause lung cancer. There is also limited evidence linked to kidney cancer. Therefore the Health & Safety […]

Safe Use of Single Gas Cylinders

14 November, 2018
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Working safely with gas cylinders Whilst gas cylinders are common place in many working environments it is important not to become complacent about the potential hazards of such cylinders.  There are a number of safety issues that should be addressed to maintain a safe working environment. For example an average Argon cylinder weighs approximately 95kg, almost 4 times heavier than […]

CP7 Gas Equipment Inspector courses in partnership with ESAB

20 June, 2018
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PGS are delighted to partner with ESAB, to deliver Oxy-Fuel CP7 Gas Equipment Inspector courses “ESAB are highly respected within the welding industry and their inspector course has long been recognised as a leading training solution for gas inspectors.PGS are therefore delighted to be offered the opportunity, to take over the reins and deliver our CP7 Gas Equipment Inspector training […]

Date marking of gas accessories

9 May, 2018
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BCGA issue TIS 18 Revision 3: 2018 – Date marking of gas accessories Gas equipment will age and deteriorate over time, regardless of the external appearance, internal components such as rubber valves and seals will deteriorate from the time of manufacture. It is for this reason that regular equipment inspections are required. TS18 refers to components, such as pressure regulators, […]

Flashback Arrestors Standard Update

8 May, 2018
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Flashback Arrestors (FBA) Gas Welding Equipment Safety Devices incorporating a flame (flashback) arrestor BS EN 730-1:2002 has been replaced by BS EN ISO 5175-1:2017 Flashback Arrestors purchased from 2018 may now be seen with the new number ISO 5175-1 5 Year Life Replace Flashback Arrestors every 5 years or according to manufacturer’s recommendations Check the manufacturer’s date stamp or coding […]

Proactive Gas Safety on show…

18 April, 2018
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The Health & Safety Event 2018 What an exciting week week for Proactive Gas Safety… Following on from the success of 2017’s stand, we exhibited again at the Health and Safety Event NEC from 10-12th April. It was great to meet and chat with safety professionals from the industry, meet up with familiar faces and reach exciting new contacts. As […]

Compressed gases in an enclosed space

26 February, 2018
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The management of risk when using compressed gases in enclosed workplaces. Guidance Note 11 – Revision 4: 2018 from the British Compressed Gases Association This publication provides guidance that can be used in the assessment of risk associated with gases in enclosed workplaces. To help identify where hazardous atmospheres may occur and to advise on control measures that may be […]

Gas Cylinders in Fires – Guidance from the BCGA

28 September, 2017
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Gas Cylinders in Fires – What you Should Know Gas cylinders are designed to contain gases under pressure. However,  cylinders are at risk of failure and may rupture due to the combined effects of increasing pressure and weakening of the cylinder wall when exposed to extreme heat – therefore it is important that users understand how to respond in the […]

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