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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Arrestors (FBA) Gas Welding Equipment Safety Devices incorporating a flame (flashback) arrestor BS EN 730-1:2002 has been replaced by BS EN ISO 5175-1:2017 Flashback Arrestors purchased from 2018 may now be seen with the new number ISO 5175-1 5 Year Life Replace Flashback Arrestors every 5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 […]

Gas Bottle Storage

10 July, 2017
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The safe storage of gas cylinders is the starting point to working safely with compressed gases To assist in the day to day management of your gas store PGS have created ‘Know Your Stores’ available to download as a PDF and to purchase from our shop. For those tasked with the planning and construction of a compressed gas cylinder storage facility, […]

Helen’s Sahara Trek for St Luke’s Hospice

4 July, 2017
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Helen’s Trek Sahara Challenge In October 2017 PGS commercial director Helen Brewin will take on a 50km Sahara Trek raising funds for our local hospice, St Luke’s in Winsford, Cheshire. Helen decided to take on the challenge in memory of her Dad who passed away last year.  In addition, Helen wanted to set herself a challenge in her 60th year St Luke’s […]

Oxy-fuel gas safety training and practical cutting for the automotive industry.

10 November, 2016
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Halfords Autocentres and PGS Training Oxy-fuel gas safety training and practical cutting for the automotive industry. Earlier this year PGS were delighted to win a contract to deliver training to 750+ Halfords Autocentre Colleagues. PGS were uniquely placed to deliver nationally accredited gas safety training for users of oxy-fuel gases (oxygen & acetylene) and equipment including practical cutting skills to […]

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