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March 2019

Welding Fume Control


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 [...]

Welding Fume Control2019-03-05T12:06:06+01:00

November 2018

Safe Use of Single Gas Cylinders


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 [...]

Safe Use of Single Gas Cylinders2018-11-14T14:35:18+01:00

June 2018

CP7 Gas Equipment Inspector courses in partnership with ESAB


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 [...]

CP7 Gas Equipment Inspector courses in partnership with ESAB2018-06-20T11:29:15+01:00

May 2018

Date marking of gas accessories


BCGA issue TIS 18 Revision 3: 2018 - Date marking of gas accessories TS18 refers to components, such as pressure regulators, flashback arrestors, flexible hoses and blowpipes attached to mobile systems or gas control systems. For this type of accessory, manufacturers and / or suppliers will allocate a life for their accessory. Typically in the [...]

Date marking of gas accessories2018-05-09T12:20:24+01:00

Flashback Arrestors Standard Update


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Arrestors (FBA) Gas Welding Equipment Safety Devices incorporating a flame (flashback) arrestor BS EN 730-1:2002 has been replaced by BS EN ISO 5175-1:2017 Flashback Arrestors purchased from 2018 may now be seen with the new number ISO 5175-1 5 Year Life Replace Flashback Arrestors every 5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

Flashback Arrestors Standard Update2018-05-09T11:34:42+01:00

April 2018

Proactive Gas Safety on show…


The Health & Safety Event 2018 What an exciting week last week was for Proactive Gas Safety… Following on from the success of last year’s stand, we exhibited again at the Health and Safety Event NEC from 10-12th April. It was great to meet and chat with [...]

Proactive Gas Safety on show…2018-04-18T11:05:00+01:00

February 2018

Compressed gases in an enclosed space


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 [...]

Compressed gases in an enclosed space2018-02-26T11:08:26+01:00

January 2018

Just One Cylinder?


Just One Cylinder? It is important that personnel coming into contact with and using Compressed and Cryogenic Gases understand the associated risks and have received sufficient training carry out their work in a safe and healthy manner. The method of training is at the discretion of the employer and should reflect the outcome of a risk [...]

Just One Cylinder?2019-03-19T15:20:16+01:00

December 2017

5 Gold Rings


Our guide to a safe Christmas May we take this opportunity to thank all our customers and associates for their support during 2017 and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy 2018! PGS offices will close on Friday 22 December 2017 at 3pm reopening on Wednesday 3 January 2018 [...]

5 Gold Rings2017-12-21T14:46:57+01:00

September 2017

Gas Cylinders in Fires – Guidance from the BCGA


The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has issued revised guidance on dealing with compressed gas cylinders in fires. It is important that this information is communicated to those involved in the operation, use or storage of compressed gas cylinders as a result PGS training courses have been updated to reflect the new information. The [...]

Gas Cylinders in Fires – Guidance from the BCGA2017-10-05T14:49:49+01:00
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