Gas cylinders are used every day in many businesses. But how do you ensure safe handling, for example when changing cylinders? And how can gas cylinders be transported properly? We present some important safety measures and regulations.
Storing highly flammable substances - 8 important checks
When storing flammable substances on your site it is important to ensure you have them secured and in a safe location. This includes having the proper safety precautions in place.
The dangerous substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require risks from the indoor storage of dangerous substances to be controlled by elimination or by reducing the quantities of such substances in the workplace to a minimum.
Do you use lithium-ion batteries in your business? If you do it is important to ensure that you store them safely. The correct storage means better protection from thermal runaway, fire, and toxic gas emissions. Your storage should maintain a constant temperature, protect against moisture, offer safe charging, and protect against mechanical damage.
Gas Cylinder Lifters and Transporters are perfect for transporting gas cylinders and loading them onto a truck. Our wide variety of gas cylinder lifters range from more basic, manual lifters to mechanical models. All of which are easy to use and allow for the safe lifting of cylinders that you need in your processes. We also have transportable gas cylinder pallet racks that can be attached to a forklift and can make for easy moving/transporting of gas cylinders.
What risks are posed by gas cylinders?
Gas cylinders can be a significant hazard if handled improperly. The most common causes of accidents involving gas cylinders include:
Tearing off the valve
Since the valve is the weakest point of a gas cylinder, its protection with a valve protection cap is an absolute must. If a gas cylinder is damaged by tearing off the valve so that its pressurized content escapes abruptly, it can turn into a veritable projectile and thus penetrate concrete walls.
Gas cylinder Hand Trucks
Gas cylinder stands
Gas cylinders Cages
Gas cylinder handling products include metal or plastic gas cylinder wagons, gas cylinder transport racks for forklifts and transportable gas cylinder pallets, wall brackets and gas cylinder stands.
DENIOS Portable Lifters allow you to lift, transport, dispense, and dump - all in one!
Safely transport gas and cryogenic cylinders. Adjustable cylinder claws and two ratchet belts secure cylinder. The small footprint is ideal for negotiating narrow aisles and doorways, and the sturdy construction provides stability and years of dependable use.