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July 2019

Reducing Plastic Pollution


The Start Of The Journey. Written and published by me, Faith Brewin, Year 10 work experience student. Here at PGS Training, we have done a lot of work towards protecting our environment and reducing our plastic output. We begun this adventure by thinking of ways to reduce plastic around the office, and [...]

Reducing Plastic Pollution2019-07-22T11:40:36+01:00

Safety in the Workplace – The Human Factor


Safety in the Workplace - The Human Factor Human Factors can play a huge part in accidents and near misses within the workplace. When it comes to the safe use of compressed gases, effective training and the sharing of information play a crucial role in reducing risks caused by Human Factors. In the [...]

Safety in the Workplace – The Human Factor2019-07-11T09:19:29+01:00

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?2019-07-26T08:38:20+01:00