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TIS 19 – Refurbishment of components*

*TIS 19 – Refurbishment of components used with compressed gases for welding, cutting and related processes. Revision 1: 2015.

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This updated technical information sheet is now available, setting out the BCGA policy for no longer supporting the refurbishment of components used with compressed gases for welding, cutting and related processes.

The document can be downloaded for free.

Gas Talk

Gas-Con Ltd introduces “Gas Talk” a 2 hour hands on course in the safe use of your gas equipment.

Gas Talk’s range of topics covers those using Oxy/Fuel cutting and brazing equipment, cylinder mounted regulators and manifolds for all industrial and laboratory gases.

Complacency creeps into our everyday life as we become more comfortable with using gas distribution equipment, short cuts are taken and safety is compromised.

Gas Talk’s range of courses will ensure you remain focused on safety and follow the standard operating procedures by reaffirming the safest and correct way to setup and use your gas equipment.

Don’t let complacency creep up on you, book a “Gas Talk” today.

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Positive Feedback on our Training

Thatcham academy, for vehicle crash Research.

“The Gas Bottle Training this morning was very good, Simon was very knowledgeable and answered our questions as we progressed through the session.  Even though I have used these type of gas bottles in the past and handled them correctly I still picked up extra knowledge and some procedure changes.”

Many thanks for the feedback – Simon (Gas-Con)

Revised guide to gases for the licensed industry

New information setting out industry best practice guidance on the storage of gas in confined spaces has been produced for the drinks dispense industry.
National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has updated its guidance note GN 9, ‘The Application Of The Confined Spaces Regulations To The Drinks Dispense Industry.’
GN9 has been produced to encourage bar owners and retailers to consider their responsibilities regarding the safe storage of dispense gases – providing them with a tool that will help to satisfy the regulatory requirements placed upon them.
The guide has been produced in consultation with the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and the Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers Association (BFBi) and can be downloaded for free from the BCGA website
Featuring a clearer definition of what classifies a cellar as a confined space, the revised GN9 document joins the 5thEdition of the BBPA’s ‘Practice for the Dispense of Beer by Pressure Systems in Licensed Premises,’ which also gives guidance on the subject. The BBPA also produces the document ‘Carbon Dioxide in Cellars.’
Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of BCGA, said: “Beverage gases and associated dispense equipment are often located in a cellar – which may be classified in law as a Confined Space.
“If this is the case, the Confined Spaces Regulations require operators of drinks dispense equipment to carry out a formal Risk Assessment of the risks to their employees arising from any possible release of the gas.

“These regulations require employers to carry out an adequate Risk Assessment and, where necessary, ensure appropriate control measures to protect those accessing or working in the area.

“Not all cellars are considered to be a confined space and this will be determined by the risk assessment. However, where the risk assessment identifies that a cellar is a confined space then GN 9 should be followed.
“The guidance note has been produced to support an easy-to-use assessment procedure which can be applied in a cellar, classifying risk as tolerable, medium, or high. It then gives any necessary actions resulting from the assessment.”

Cited as ‘the invisible industry,’ industrial gases perform a number of important tasks within the beverage dispense sector.

Carbon dioxide is an inherent component of beer and an intrinsic part of carbonated beverages.

The gas is also relied upon to operate cellar equipment, including the pushing out of products from containers such as a keg.

Mr Thornton added: “Good dispense gas is supplied as food grade gas, in a cylinder that is correctly labelled, tested and in good condition.

“It is essential for serving the product in the way that the drinks supplier intended.

“However, outlets are being targeted by seemingly attractive offers from non-reputable suppliers. These should be avoided at all costs as the impact on safety, as well as drink quality, are hugely significant.”


Safety Training for Speciality, Cryogenic Medical Gas

Gas-Con release – April 2015

Over the past 24 years Gas Safe Consultants have provided high quality professional safety training to a wide range of industrial, speciality, cryogenic and medical gas users.

Over that time they have built up a reputation for technical expertise, consultancy skills and innovation. Their associates provide highly interactive workshops in a relaxed style that allows delegates to not only learn but also to enjoy the experience.

In order to expand and extend their product offering, Gas Safe are now working in collaboration with ourselves at Gas-Con to bring together the very best in training and consultancy to our gas users.

Simon Fisher, our MD has extensive knowledge of the gases industry, in particular, on the licensing trade and is recognised as an industry expert on drinks dispense. Through our organisation Gas Safe are now able to offer cellar training, beer dispense training and Confined Spaces Risk Assessment for the licensed trade.

Both Gas Safe and Gas-Con are full members of the BCGA and all training and consultancy is in accordance with BGCA codes of practice.

Simon is also the Chairman of the BFBi’s Gas Suppliers and Installers Committee ensuring all training is in accordance with the very best practice in the industry.

For full details of training workshops or for further details of the range of services available please contact either Gas-Con or Gas Safe using the following links. or