Compressed Gas Safety
Compressed gases are an integral part of the research work we carry out in the University, however can create safety risks around fire, explosion and manual handling, and health risks in terms of asphyxiation and toxic inhalation if not managed correctly.
The University has set, and is working toward, a standard as to how different classes of gas are to be installed, used and stored.
The H&S Co-ordinator in your College/ PSU will provide advice and guidance on compressed gas systems, and will be your primary contact. However, day to day management of compressed gases may be passed to a competent member of the team. For further information on the arrangements within you College/ PSU contact your H&S Coordinator.