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Guidance Note 32 – Medical Gases: Good Distribution Practice

The quality and integrity of medical gas cylinders and the gases inside can be negatively affected by a lack of adequate controls during the supply chain.   It is therefore essential that companies who store and distribute medical gases hold the relevant qualifications, and meet specific GDP (Good Distribution Practice) requirements outlined by The Medicines [...]

2021-12-15T10:48:28+00:00December 15th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Guidance Note 32 – Medical Gases: Good Distribution Practice

Breathe Easy – The Benefits of Lightweight Medical Oxygen Cylinders for Home Use

November is COPD and Lung Cancer Awareness Month – annual events which aim to raise awareness around these progressive and debilitating conditions.   In this blog post, we’re exploring the advantages of lightweight medical oxygen cylinders for home use, and how they can help people with respiratory illness.   For those dependent on the use [...]

2021-12-15T10:06:13+00:00December 15th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Breathe Easy – The Benefits of Lightweight Medical Oxygen Cylinders for Home Use

An A to Z of Medical Gas Cylinders

Medical gas cylinders are an essential part of modern healthcare. Whether it’s gas cylinders for medical oxygen therapy to treat respiratory conditions, those used for anaesthesia and surgical use, or speciality gas cylinders for medical equipment calibration – medical gases are used across healthcare and homecare settings to treat millions of patients every day. Learn [...]

2021-10-14T14:39:07+01:00October 14th, 2021|Carbon Composite Cylinders, Medical Oxygen Cylinders, Oxygen Therapy|Comments Off on An A to Z of Medical Gas Cylinders

Gas Cylinder Health and Safety – BCGA Guidance on Human Factors

Working with gas cylinders can be dangerous, and there are a number of health and safety issues associated with their use. One of the biggest areas of risk is human factors. Human factors is a broad term covering the environmental, organisational and job factors, and the individual characteristics of people that influence behaviour at work [...]

2021-09-14T14:57:50+01:00September 14th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Gas Cylinder Health and Safety – BCGA Guidance on Human Factors

Safe to Fly – How Clean is Cabin Air?

The global pandemic has left many passengers understandably worried about the risks of flying. At first glance, the idea of sitting close to strangers in an enclosed cabin for several hours feels like it would carry an increased risk of infection – but is that really the case? In this post, we take a look [...]

2021-08-19T08:41:09+01:00August 19th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Safe to Fly – How Clean is Cabin Air?

Quality Management in Medical Gas Cylinders – BCGA Guidance

In the heavily regulated medical gases industry, every organisation has an obligation to take quality management seriously. Every organisation involved with the manufacture of medical gases must comply with the basic principles and practices of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP). GMP and GDP are part of the overall Quality Management System [...]

2021-08-12T13:47:52+01:00August 12th, 2021|Carbon Composite Cylinders, Medical Oxygen Cylinders, Oxygen Therapy|Comments Off on Quality Management in Medical Gas Cylinders – BCGA Guidance

Medical Gas Cylinders and Valve Outlets – BCGA Guidance

When using oxygen or any medical gases, it is imperative that patient equipment is connected to the correct medical gas cylinders. Failure to do so can lead to patients being given the wrong gas, or the right gas at the wrong pressure. Both can have fatal consequences. Traditionally, the valve outlets used for medical gas [...]

2021-07-16T09:30:16+01:00June 9th, 2021|Medical Oxygen Cylinders|Comments Off on Medical Gas Cylinders and Valve Outlets – BCGA Guidance

Safe Handling and Use – Reducing Risk with Medical Oxygen Cylinders

When handling medical gas cylinders – it’s important to follow the right safety guidelines. Whether it’s home oxygen cylinders or medical gases in a healthcare facility, there are some real risks associated with cylinder mishandling and misuse. As part of our work on Technical Sub Committee 7 – Medical Gases, for the British Compressed Gases [...]

2021-07-16T11:42:07+01:00May 10th, 2021|Medical Oxygen Cylinders|Comments Off on Safe Handling and Use – Reducing Risk with Medical Oxygen Cylinders

Safely Transporting Gas Cylinders – Industry Best Practice

Transporting gas cylinders can be a safety risk – especially when it comes to cylinders containing toxic, flammable and asphyxiant gases. In the event of a serious crash, cylinders can be damaged and start to leak – with potentially catastrophic consequences. This is why it’s essential for drivers transporting gas cylinders in vehicles to take [...]

2021-07-16T11:54:00+01:00April 8th, 2021|Speciality & Challenging Gases|Comments Off on Safely Transporting Gas Cylinders – Industry Best Practice
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