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Laboratory gas cylinder safety awareness. Suhel Miah Laboratory & Clinical Services Manager. Contents. Hazards associated with gas cylinders Main causes of accidents Types of gas cylinders we use School arrangements: SOPs and training

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laboratory gas cylinder safety awareness

Laboratory gas cylinder safety awareness

Suhel Miah

Laboratory & Clinical Services Manager

contents
Contents
  • Hazards associated with gas cylinders
  • Main causes of accidents
  • Types of gas cylinders we use
  • School arrangements: SOPs and training
  • Basic do’s and don’ts when working with gas cylinders
  • Take home message
hazards associated with gas cylinders
Hazards associated with gas cylinders
  • Impact from falling cylinders
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Impact from blast of a gas cylinder explosion
  • Rapid release of compressed gas
  • Contact with the released gas
  • Fire resulting from the escape of flammable gases
main causes of accidents
Main causes of accidents
  • Inadequate training & supervision
  • Poor installation
  • Poor examination & maintenance
  • Poor handling & storage
  • Faulty equipment (badly fitted valves and regulators)
  • Inadequately ventilated working conditions
  • Incorrect filling procedures
  • hidden damage
school gas safety arrangements sops training and monitoring
School gas safety arrangements: SOPs, Training and Monitoring
  • Guidance on the safe use of gas cylinders
  • SOP for gas cylinder transport
  • Online gas safety awareness induction
  • Hands-on gas regulator changing training
  • Annual visual monitoring of gas regulators
  • POC: Jonathan Lee (C6.01/X64386)
basic do s and don ts when working with gas cylinders
Basic do’s and don’ts when working with gas cylinders
  • Do not change regulators unless you have been trained
  • Do not attempt to modify regulator threads
  • Do not force any connection that does not fit
  • Do not use broken or damaged regulators
  • Do not use PTFE tape on regulator threads
  • Do not leave a cylinder free standing
  • Do undertake a visual inspection of the regulator prior to use
  • Do complete gas safety online induction if you are a user
  • Do ask for advice when unsure (Jonathan Lee)
take home message
Take home message
  • User: must complete the online gas safety awareness training
  • Do not change gas regulators unless you have been trained
  • Report damaged/leaking cylinder immediately
  • Be aware of the presence of gas cylinder